Micah 7:11-13

11 1A day for the building of your walls! In that day the boundary shall be far extended.
12 In that day they[a] will come to you, 2from Assyria and the cities of Egypt, and from Egypt to 3the River, 4from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.
13 But 5the earth will be desolate because of its inhabitants, for the fruit of their deeds.

Micah 7:11-13 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO MICAH 7

This chapter begins with a lamentation of the prophet, in the name of the church and people of God, concerning the general depravity and corruption of the times in which he lived, Mic 7:1-6; then declares what he was determined to do for his relief in such circumstances, Mic 7:7; comforts himself and the church with a good hope and firm belief of its being otherwise and better with them, to the shame and confusion of their enemies that now rejoiced, though without just reason for it, Mic 7:8-10; with promises of deliverance, after a desolation of the land for some time, Mic 7:11-13; and with the answer returned to the prayers of the prophet, Mic 7:14,15; which would issue in the astonishment of the world, and their subjection to the church of God, Mic 7:16,17; and the chapter is concluded with admiration at the pardoning grace and mercy of God, and his faithfulness to his promises, Mic 7:18-20.

Micah 7:11-13 In-Context

9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon his vindication.
10 Then my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will look upon her; now she will be trampled down like the mire of the streets.
11 A day for the building of your walls! In that day the boundary shall be far extended.
12 In that day they will come to you, from Assyria and the cities of Egypt, and from Egypt to the River, from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.
13 But the earth will be desolate because of its inhabitants, for the fruit of their deeds.
14 Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, who dwell alone in a forest in the midst of a garden land; let them graze in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.
15 As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them marvelous things.

Cross References 5

  • 1. [Psalms 102:13]
  • 2. [Isaiah 11:11, 16; Isaiah 19:23, 24; Isaiah 27:13; Hosea 11:11; Zechariah 10:10]
  • 3. See Genesis 31:21
  • 4. Zechariah 9:10
  • 5. Micah 6:13

Footnotes 1

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