Micah 7:8-20 NIV

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

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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

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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.

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11 The day for building your walls12 will come, the day for extending your boundaries.

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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

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13 The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.15

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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

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    • a 7:14 - Or "in the middle of Carmel"
      15 "As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders.22"

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      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.

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      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.

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      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

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      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

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      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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