The Prophet Acknowledges

1 Woe is me! For I am Like the fruit pickers, like the 1grape gatherers. There is not a cluster of grapes to eat, Or a 2first-ripe fig which I crave.

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2 The godly person has 3perished from the land, And there is no upright person among men. All of them lie in wait for 4bloodshed; Each of them hunts the other with a 5net.

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3 Concerning evil, both hands do it 6well. The prince asks, also the judge, for a 7bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

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4 The best of them is like a 8briar, The most upright like a 9thorn hedge. The day when you post your watchmen, Your 10punishment will come. Then their 11confusion will occur.

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5 Do not 12trust in a neighbor; Do not have confidence in a friend. From her who lies in your bosom Guard your lips.

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    • c 7:5 - Lit "openings of your mouth"
      6 For 13son treats father contemptuously, Daughter rises up against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 14A man's enemies are the men of his own household.

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      God Is the Source of Salvation and Light

      7 But as for me, I will 15watch expectantly for the LORD; I will 16wait for the God of my salvation. My 17God will hear me.

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      8 18Do not rejoice over me, O 19my enemy. Though I fall I will 20rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a 21light for me.

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      9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD Because I have sinned against Him, Until * He 22pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me out to the 23light, And I will see His 24righteousness.

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      10 Then my enemy will see, And shame will cover her who 25said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will look on her; At that time she will be 26trampled down Like mire of the streets.

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        • e 7:10 - Lit "Now"
        • f 7:10 - Lit "become a trampled" place
          11 It will be a day for 27building your walls. On that day will your boundary be extended.

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          12 It will be a day when they will 28come to you From Assyria and the cities of Egypt, From Egypt even to the Euphrates, Even from sea to sea and mountain to mountain.

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            • g 7:12 - Lit "he"
            • h 7:12 - Lit "River"
              13 And the earth will become 29desolate because of her inhabitants, On account of the 30fruit of their deeds.

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              14 31Shepherd Your people with Your 32scepter, The flock of Your possession Which dwells by itself in the woodland, In the midst of a fruitful field. Let them feed in 33Bashan and Gilead 34As in the days of old.

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              15 "As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt, I will show 35you miracles."

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              16 Nations 36will see and be ashamed Of all their might. They will 37put their hand on their mouth, Their ears will be deaf.

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              17 They will 38lick the dust like a serpent, Like 39reptiles of the earth. They will come 40trembling out of their fortresses; To the LORD our God they will come in 41dread And they will be afraid before You.

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              18 Who is a God like You, who 42pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the 43remnant of His possession? He does not 44retain His anger forever, Because He 45delights in unchanging love.

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                • m 7:18 - Or "inheritance"
                • n 7:18 - Or "lovingkindness"
                  19 He will again have compassion on us; 46He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will 47cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea.

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                    • o 7:19 - Several ancient versions read "our"
                      20 You will give 48truth to Jacob And unchanging love to Abraham, Which You 49swore to our forefathers From the days of old.

                      References for Micah 7:20

                        • p 7:20 - Or "faithfulness"
                        • q 7:20 - Or "lovingkindness"