Micah 7 ©
1 The church complaining of the scarcity of good men, 3 and the general corruption, 5 putteth not confidence in man, but in God. 8 She triumpheth in hopes of restoration after affliction. 14 She prayeth to God: 15 God answereth her with promises of confounding her enemies. 18 God's mercies to his people.
The 2good man is perished out of the earth: and cthere is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
The best of them is fas a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: gthe day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
¶hTrust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
nI will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, ountil he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: phe will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
4Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and qshame shall cover her which said unto me, rWhere is the LORD thy God? smine eyes shall behold her: now 5shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
¶8Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which wdwell solitarily in the wood, xin the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
dWho is a God like unto thee, that epardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of fthe remnant of his heritage? he gretaineth not his anger for ever, because he hdelighteth in mercy.