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Passage Lookup: Micah 7

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Micah 7:1
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What misery is mine! I am like one who gathers summer fruit at the gleaning of the vineyard; there is no cluster of grapes to eat, none of the early figs(a) that I crave.
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Micah 7:2
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The faithful have been swept from the land;(b) not one(c) upright person remains. Everyone lies in wait(d) to shed blood;(e) they hunt each other(f) with nets.(g)
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Micah 7:3
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Both hands are skilled in doing evil;(h) the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes,(i) the powerful dictate what they desire— they all conspire together.
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Micah 7:4
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The best of them is like a brier,(j) the most upright worse than a thorn(k) hedge. The day God visits you has come, the day your watchmen sound the alarm. Now is the time of your confusion.(l)
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Micah 7:5
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Do not trust a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend.(m) Even with the woman who lies in your embrace guard the words of your lips.
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Micah 7:6
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For a son dishonors his father, a daughter rises up against her mother,(n) a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man's enemies are the members of his own household.(o)
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Micah 7:7
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But as for me, I watch(p) in hope(q) for the Lord , I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear(r) me.
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Micah 7:8
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Do not gloat over me,(s) my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise.(t) Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.(u)
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Micah 7:9
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Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord 's wrath,(v) until he pleads my case(w) and upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light;(x) I will see his righteousness.(y)
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Micah 7:10
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Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame,(z) she who said to me, "Where is the Lord your God?"(aa) My eyes will see her downfall;(ab) even now she will be trampled(ac) underfoot like mire in the streets.
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Micah 7:11
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The day for building your walls(ad) will come, the day for extending your boundaries.
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Micah 7:12
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In that day people will come to you from Assyria(ae) and the cities of Egypt, even from Egypt to the Euphrates and from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.(af)
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Micah 7:13
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The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.(ag)
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Micah 7:14
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Shepherd(ah) your people with your staff,(ai) the flock of your inheritance, which lives by itself in a forest, in fertile pasturelands.[a](aj) Let them feed in Bashan(ak) and Gilead(al) as in days long ago.(am)
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Micah 7:15
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"As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders.(an)"
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Micah 7:16
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Nations will see and be ashamed,(ao) deprived of all their power. They will put their hands over their mouths(ap) and their ears will become deaf.
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Micah 7:17
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They will lick dust(aq) like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling(ar) out of their dens; they will turn in fear(as) to the Lord our God and will be afraid of you.
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Micah 7:18
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Who is a God(at) like you, who pardons sin(au) and forgives(av) the transgression of the remnant(aw) of his inheritance?(ax) You do not stay angry(ay) forever but delight to show mercy.(az)
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Micah 7:19
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You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities(ba) into the depths of the sea.(bb)
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Micah 7:20
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You will be faithful to Jacob, and show love to Abraham,(bc) as you pledged on oath to our ancestors(bd) in days long ago.(be)
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