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Micah 7:8-20 (New International Version)

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Israel Will Rise

8 Do not gloat over me,1 my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise.2 Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.3 9 Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the LORD's wrath,4 until he pleads my case5 and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light;6 I will see his righteousness.7 10 Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame,8 she who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?"9 My eyes will see her downfall;10 even now she will be trampled11 underfoot like mire in the streets. 11 The day for building your walls12 will come, the day for extending your boundaries. 12 In that day people will come to you from Assyria13 and the cities of Egypt, even from Egypt to the Euphrates and from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.14 13 The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.15

Prayer and Praise

14 Shepherd16 your people with your staff,17 the flock of your inheritance, which lives by itself in a forest, in fertile pasturelands.a18 Let them feed in Bashan19 and Gilead20 as in days long ago.21 15 "As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders.22" 16 Nations will see and be ashamed,23 deprived of all their power. They will lay their hands on their mouths24 and their ears will become deaf. 17 They will lick dust25 like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling26 out of their dens; they will turn in fear27 to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you. 18 Who is a God28 like you, who pardons sin29 and forgives30 the transgression of the remnant31 of his inheritance?32 You do not stay angry33 forever but delight to show mercy.34 19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities35 into the depths of the sea.36 20 You will be true to Jacob, and show mercy to Abraham,37 as you pledged on oath to our fathers38 in days long ago.39
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