Micah 7:9-19 NIV

9 Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the LORD's wrath,1 until he pleads my case2 and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light;3 I will see his righteousness.4

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10 Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame,5 she who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?"6 My eyes will see her downfall;7 even now she will be trampled8 underfoot like mire in the streets.

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11 The day for building your walls9 will come, the day for extending your boundaries.

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12 In that day people will come to you from Assyria10 and the cities of Egypt, even from Egypt to the Euphrates and from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.11

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13 The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.12

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Prayer and Praise

14 Shepherd13 your people with your staff,14 the flock of your inheritance, which lives by itself in a forest, in fertile pasturelands.a15 Let them feed in Bashan16 and Gilead17 as in days long ago.18

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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.19"

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      16 Nations will see and be ashamed,20 deprived of all their power. They will lay their hands on their mouths21 and their ears will become deaf.

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      17 They will lick dust22 like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling23 out of their dens; they will turn in fear24 to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you.

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      18 Who is a God25 like you, who pardons sin26 and forgives27 the transgression of the remnant28 of his inheritance?29 You do not stay angry30 forever but delight to show mercy.31

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      19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities32 into the depths of the sea.33

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