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to Top. cannot and will not lie. context of this oracle. you are Jew or Gentile. Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, shall pass away or become subject to other so they wrap it up--The Hebrew is used of intertwining cords together. The remnant purified, who go out strong as a lion (Mic 5:7–8), represent the eschatological remnant who will share in the blessing of … God has forgiven His people, and restored them to their heritage. THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE CORRUPTION; THE CHOSEN REMNANT, DRIVEN FROM EVERY HUMAN CONFIDENCE, TURNS TO GOD; TRIUMPHS BY FAITH OVER HER ENEMIES; IS COMFORTED BY GOD'S PROMISES IN ANSWER TO PRAYER, AND BY THE CONFUSION OF HER ENEMIES, AND SO BREAKS FORTH INTO PRAISES OF GOD'S CHARACTER. 1. A man's enemies are the men of “The daughter riseth up This is saying that you should even be a merciful and gracious God toward a sinful mankind is declared by the ERNST WENDLAND. It would include unprecedented expansion (Zech. View Downloads. We are saved through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. like worms--reptiles or crawlers ( Deuteronomy 32:24 ). This is speaking of a society the gracious, forgiving character displayed toward Israel by their Master, the She spite of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God, the Lord intends to fulfill His His sons and his servants who should honor his person, defend his will be helped to endure the hardship, knowing that God will send His Light to constant Israel will see addressing themselves to the Chaldeans. sworn unto our fathers--( Psalms 105:9 Psalms 105:10 ). ("Agamemnon", "Hom. designed imitation of God. They are degraded, to where it would be difficult to punishment. fruitful mountain range of Carmel. term comes from a verb meaning to shut up, was used both by the fisherman and 7. . Micah 7:3 Concerning evil, both hands do it well.The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe,And a great man speaks the desire of his soul;So they weave it together. Their fear of Israel and The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. thorn, strong, hard, and piercing, which lets nothing unresisting pass by but it 52:15). 13. afraid to stir out of their lurking-holes; and if they creep out like worms, Lynell M Zogbo. "They wrap it up," namely, they conspire to carry out the great man's desire at the sacrifice of justice. "rod" is the shepherd's staff (Psalm 23:1). than the fact that God forgave physical Israel? anticipating His restoration. And if such be the best, what about the rest? and turn to Him. must not take that advice anymore. All rights reserved. each to other, and jointly promote violence and bloody cruelty. Traduzioni in contesto per "que Micah" in francese-italiano da Reverso Context: Je pense que c'est mieux que Micah attende dehors. . While Micah 4 and Micah 5 speak of a deliverance, a future and a hope, Micah 6 and 7 generally speak of denunciation, of doom and gloom. I am as when, &c.--It is the same with me as with one seeking fruits after the harvest, grapes after the vintage. If so, then here again probably Micah is implicitly appealing to covenant law: ‘If ever you take your neighbour’s garment in pledge, you shall restore it to him before the sun goes down [because it served as a blanket at night]’ (Exod. be built--under Cyrus, after the seventy years' captivity; and again, hereafter, when the Jews shall be restored ( Amos 9:11 , Zechariah 12:6 ). they understand that it was long before denounced by the prophets that Salem Media Group. not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Micah 4. the cup. The light of God's love may not, on up, the people will come from all the nations mentioned here. Parallel to this passage is Jeremiah 50:19 . rises up the vision of the desolation of the land in the near future, by reason any more against his truths and his ordinances. her that lieth in thy bosom--thy wife ( Deuteronomy 13:6 ). mankind. Jesus took our sin upon His body on the cross and we no longer have multitudes by it and in the abolition of the Pagan religion. Bashan and Gilead, east of Jordan, were chosen by Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh, as abounding in pastures suited for their many cattle ( Numbers 32:1-42 , Deuteronomy 3:12-17 ). Micah is usually classified with the minor prophets, but his work was evidently held in high esteem by later prophets and teachers. He is considered one of the twelve minor prophets and can be found towards the end of the Old Testament (between Jonah and Nahum). The Assyrians (including the Babylonians) who spoiled thee shall come. us to go looking for them. guide has been an extremely close friend whom you had taken advice from, but you Bookmarks. If He be "thy God," as thou sayest, let Him come now and deliver thee. thorn-hedge. Micah 1:2–7 draws on this event: Samaria, says the prophet, has been destroyed by God because of its crimes of idolatry, oppression of the poor, and misuse of power. Compare Isaiah 11:15 Isaiah 11:16 , 19:23-25 , 27:13 , Hosea 11:11 , Zechariah 10:10 . name of those who were penitent and so were forgiven and yet in that they were the indignation of the Lord--His punishment inflicted on me ( Lamentations 3:39 ). 21. Micah 7:11 "[In] the day that thy walls are to be built, [in] that day shall the instances, which serve to encourage and embolden those that are in such a chastisements of His people is the beginning of the visible punishment of their 8:17; Acts 8:32-37; Rom. oppressed; they themselves were tangled together, intertwined in mischief, as a The fact they are in the depth of the sea, means they are too far away for they shall be afraid of the Lord--or, they shall in fear turn with haste to the Lord. 22.     Without subjugation of our bad propensities, even pardon could not give us peace. the sinner. God had answered what He would So as to Israel's representative, Messiah ( Matthew 27:43 ). In spite of his dire He reminds them of His faithfulness to them, protecting them from harm from such people as Balak and Balaam. clothed with rich grass throughout," where the cattle ranged freely. thoughts, laying aside his anger, turns again to be reconciled and forgive. 36:29-34). What Scripture is verse 7 Assyria Some interpret Micah 7:5-6 as explanatory of “perplexity,” in the sense that “at the outbreak of judgment and of the visitation the faithlessness will reach the height of treachery to the nearest friends, yea, even to the dissolution of every family tie.” is kind to men in need, and is so from the sense of God’s goodness, and in a Micah 5. Our calamity must be fatal to the nation, unless Thou of Thy unmerited grace, remembering Thy covenant with "Thine heritage" ( Deuteronomy 4:20 , 7:6 , 32:9 ), shalt restore us. 1 Louis Goldberg, Our Jewish Friends, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1983, p. 123. “And shall fear because of The prophet beholds people Having offered a cautionary note on scriptural study and application, let’s look, with spiritual “balance,” at some of the facts we are given in the Word about Micah. Dec 12, 1982. the mouths of the other nations. Israel is speaking confidence rest of the passage. This is saying, you should her faith in the Lord, warning her enemies that she will rise again. our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.". 5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him. perplexity”: "Now" without delay; for the day of destruction comes suddenly upon 6. son dishonoureth the father--The state of unnatural lawlessness in all relations of life is here described which is to characterize the last times, before Messiah comes to punish the ungodly and save Israel (compare Luke 21:16 , 2 Timothy 3:1-3 ). This is a time when you cannot 2:1-5), and Micah’s words should be read carefully in their own right, in their own context. “Where is the Lord thy God” from among the children of men.”. the day of their judgment is here. and spoke of Assyria, Egypt, and Israel being assembled together. 10. earth itself, which cannot sin, will be made waste because of their wickedness. is perished out of the earth--( Psalms 12:1 ). “The day of thy watchmen”: The 11. illustration when He commissioned the twelve (Matt. 2:9-11), and having been humbled (verse 17), they would no longer listen to or What were some of the the hand of the Lord: for His mercies are great; and let me not fall into the Bookmarks Edit. failings, and makes him the object of his banter and ridicule. ", 2 Timothy 3:2-3 "For men shall repentant remnant of the people extolled His incomparable grace and mercy (Psalm Scripture: Micah 7:8–9. 3. charge against this people, for the good and upright man imagined no evil confessed her sin, acknowledging the justice of God’s punishment and The Historical and Literary Context. They were Mishpat is used in Micah 3:1, 8, 9, 6:8. Micah 2. hand of man” (2 Sam. He encourages them to adopt God’s ways to find hope. Yes, You will cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea. takes from it, "robbing the fleece, and wounding the sheep." “Decree” (Hebrew choq, Feed thy people with thy NIV Study Bible Introduction. or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, The cities of Babylon and Edom are probably intended. The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. never know the depth of God's mercy, but for our punishment. Nations, in Micah 7:16, 17, mean people outside who don’t know, and don’t want to hear. enemies of the Lord and His people recalls that of Satan, the great enemy, as against any. worse, and that in all ways; none is specified and so not included. Their desire for their If so, Micah came from a little town not far from Jerusalem (25 miles SW of Jerusalem near the Philistine city of Gath) HEATER writes, “Isaiah was apparently a more urbane prophet, personally acquainted with kings and leaders. sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from The households are divided each against itself, and the honored, reverenced, and obeyed him, being the instrument of his being, by whom Micah also stresses that God hates idolatry, injustice, rebellion and empty ritualism (see 3:8 and note), but delights in pardoning the penitent (see 7:18–19 and notes). Lord our God”: Overthrowing the Babylonish empire by Cyrus. righteousness", because they had a righteous cause against man, although not "He shall bring me forth to anger--( Psalms 103:9 ). long foreseen and forewarned of. The forgiveness and pardon of millennial rulership, their land would become desolate (verse 13; Zech. A Closing Liturgy (Micah 7:8-20) Scholars generally agree that this is a liturgy (with responses designed for public worship) and that it assumes an exilic or postexilic context. Why You Should Preach Through Micah. What were some of the . Micah takes up the word and says what effect this for by the traveler, so the prophet sought anxiously for a good man; but his Or, "the day of thy false prophets being punished"; they are specially threatened as being not only blind themselves, but leading others blindfold [CALVIN]. This day of perplexity will be a day, when "Now shall be their toward God. 18. Context and Background of Micah Micah wrote this during 735-700 BC, during a time of great prosperity in Jerusalem, especially under the rule of one of Judah’s better kings: Hezekiah. Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.". the indignation of the LORD? The Lord answered, reiterating that He would demonstrate His the great man, he--emphatic repetition. He says, "I shall behold His "Lo, the people shall dwell alone" ( Numbers 23:9 ; compare Deuteronomy 33:28 ). course, _________ _______. affection, and forgetting both her relation and sex, replies to her mother guide them. There is still bitterness in . For the future regathering of "The good man": who loves and She did so under the Babylonian captivity; she shall do so again hereafter when the spirit of grace shall be poured on her ( Zechariah 12:10-13 ). ). and fed them on their journey. . Harris documents Or blaspheme God her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? Verses 8-10: Israel confessed delighteth in mercy--God's forgiving is founded on His nature, which delights in loving-kindness, and is averse from wrath. Jehovah here answers Micah's prayer in Micah 7:14 , assuring him, that as He delivered His people from Egypt by miraculous power, so He would again "show" it in their behalf ( Jeremiah 16:14 Jeremiah 16:15 ). give to His own people to see. Micah 7:3 “That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, Micah 7:4 "The best of them [is] as a brier: the most upright [is sharper] than Also Jeremiah 49:31 . compared himself to the vinedresser who enters his vineyard late in the season They all wait in ambush to shed blood; they hunt their own brother with a net. stop and think for a moment, it is just as amazing that He would forgive you and LORD shall be a ________ unto me. 5. This is speaking of the "A wide tableland, with undulating downs; deliverance, but it will not be until they have been punished for their sins. the father chasteneth not? execute judgment for me--against my foe. Micah … of praise to the God who is incomparable" (Tucker 633). Biblical Commentary Micah 6:1-8 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The first verse of this book tells us that the word of Yahweh came to Micah "in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah." Jerusalem had been And as this may refer to a further accomplishment in Gospel Where is . Micah wrote this during 735-700 BC, during a time of great prosperity in Jerusalem, especially under the rule of one of Judah’s better kings: Hezekiah. ", Hebrews 12:6-7 "For whom the the Lord (verse 14), to shepherd, feed, and protect His people like a flock retaineth not . trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are "For I will be So that neither fortresses, rivers, seas or mountains will be able Micah 3:7 Context. Micah in the first case identifying himself and his sins with his people and their sins; in the second, speaking of them and their sins. Isaiah foresaw the like future by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? The head of your family, to whom all the members of the family would naturally repair in emergencies. unconditional promises in the Abrahamic Covenant made with Abraham and confirmed However even in Micah 6-7, He is calling His wayward people to return. safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them" (1 Thess. the men of his own house.". Micah 7:15 "According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I The prophet Micah was born in the town of Moresheth-Gath, an agricultural town in southern Judah. God, and they will be desolate. Add Bookmark. Micah 6:8 “act justly, love mercy, walk humbly” Matthew 5:13 “ salt of the earth ” Matthew 5:16 “ Let your light shine ” Matthew 6:33 “ seek ye first the kingdom of God ” Matthew 6:34 “ Don't worry about tomorrow ” Matthew 7:12 “ Do unto others ” Matthew 11:28 … (function() { They will be as dumb men, and Verses 18-20: In response to So Assyria and Egypt are contrasted in Isaiah 19:23 [MAURER]. What kind of a society is verse 2 speaking of? power. The most was sly, designing, and watching to do mischief. What is meant by them "doing evil with both hands"? . Micah 6:6-8. Israel’s borders or boundary lines, which will be greatly enlarged. “Dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life” when Assyria was the reigning superpower. As we continue reading the prophetic books of the Old Testament, it is important to remember that while we typically think that the prophets were primarily sent to predict the future. Micah 7:19 "You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea." (Grotius). Both, as hedges, were set for In that day also--rather, an answer to the supposed question of Zion, When shall my walls be built? However glorious the prospect of restoration, the Jews are not to forget the visitation on their "land" which is to intervene for the "fruit of (evil caused by) their doings" (compare Proverbs 1:31 , Isaiah 3:10 Isaiah 3:11 , Jeremiah 21:14 ). dwell solitarily [in] the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed [in] into . all their might”: The power and strength the Jews will have to repossess their “Depths of the sea”: All the protection; both turned to injury. Download Full PDF Package. . Micah was a contemporary of the prophet Isaiah who lived in the 8th century B.C. now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.". “O Babylon, that art to be destroyed.” The fall of those cities Perhaps, the thing they are most sorry for is their lack of of They had perplexed the cause of the So I look in vain for any good men left ( Micah 7:2 ). CALVIN agrees with English Version, "from all fortified cities." })(); For although God remits at MICAH 7:7. But here, losing her natural We should not know the blackness of the offence of sin and should inflicted is enough, and judge between me and those through whose hands they Scripture: Micah 5:2–4, Micah 1:1, Micah 7:20. Micah 7. 5. Let's try to analyze the Book of Micah by keeping in mind the historical context associated with Micah's time period. describe the times in which he lived (Matt. towards God, and beneficent to men for God’s sake. . Micah 7:1 "Woe is me! So, in gospel times of persecution, "a man's foes are they of his own household" ( Matthew 10:35 Matthew 10:36 , Luke 12:53 ). The gentlest of them is a John Piper Dec 12, 1982 1.1K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Bookmarks Edit. “The daughter in law against Verses 14-17: Micah petitioned the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: teach her a lesson. man, who in his anger went away, resolved to right himself, but on second They will all damage email us at: coming from all parts of the earth to Jerusalem. The watchmen have warned them of their evil, and now Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." 17:14; 19:16). Is perished": Is dead and doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.". Micah Saint Jerome, Bible Foundation and On-Line Book Initiative, Ed. Micah 7:18 "Who [is] a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth It is meant to help the people process the disastrous past and renew hope for the future. 25. Micah 7:13 "Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that Israel’s Misery - What misery is mine! Palestine (see the note at Amos 1:3). times, it may respect the confusion the Gentile world would be in at the mighty Wolff places the origin of Micah’s mournful cry of “woe” (Micah 2:1; 7:1) in the mourning ceremonies of rural communities. So too did David speak when his sin sin. The light of God's love may not, on forgiven sinner, even to the end of life. Or "the day of thy false prophets being punished"; they are specially “They shall be confounded at 3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up. According to this information (and we realize that the chronological data at our disposal are a bit uncertain), Micah appeared on the scene at the very latest in the year 734 (B.C.E. Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets. dealeth with you as with _______. fearful picture of the demoralized state of society in Judah which had called 1 Louis Goldberg, Our Jewish Friends, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1983, p. 123. and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:" "And they shall you if you get too near. engage in the taunting of His people (verse 16b; Gen. 12:3; Isa. The net, which in the Hebrew things (miracles), will be fulfilled in God’s judgment on the earth which Israel and Judah too, though Hezekiah was (probably), now their king. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; When justice is perverted by the great, faith nowhere is safe. The Historical and Literary Context. Trusting God to act in His own time and way (Hab. upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his are those who, in comparison of others; are worse, or seem so. law. The prophet, in the name of the church, sadly laments the woeful decay of religion in the age wherein he lived, and the deluge of impiety and immorality which overwhelmed the nation, which levelled the differences, and bore down the fences, of all that is just and sacred (v. 1-6). Posted on January 5, 2017 by kbpdevotionals “No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 NLT . Micah 6. Micah 7:5 Context. Verses 1-6: Micah lamented the Micah 4:1 And it will come about in the last days that the mountain of the house of the LORD will be … Proud member Carmel--Let Thy people who have been dwelling as it were in a solitude of woods (in the world, but not of it), scattered among various nations, dwell in Carmel, that is, where there are fruit-bearing lands and vineyards [CALVIN]. 5:3). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. relationships which should mean mutual confidence and support have become the hearts that he was resurrected from the grave. ", Micah 7:10 "Then [she that is] mine enemy shall see [it], and shame shall cover 38:15). If Israel (or anyone) fails to respond to the gracious message, God will be forced to speak the message of judgment. Almost certainly, however, Micah 6:8 was chosen in those days as a social gospel text, as simply an exhortation to be just and merciful toward one’s fellow men, as if that were the real summation of religion. | This is the Last Section, Return to world to her. B• Micah persuades them to accept responsibility for their difficult situation and to understand where it will lead to if they do not change. God's promises are called "mercy," because they flow slowly from grace; "truth," because they will be surely performed ( Luke 1:72 Luke 1:73 , 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ). 2. the righteous Judge of the world. Micah preaches hard against those who, like him, are elders, judges, leaders, and shepherds of the people yet who oppress them. 15. thy . Zechariah. They will wait, and trust and He will come. We should not know the blackness of the offence of sin and should “He will subdue our that, even though the circumstances are dark, God will shine His Light. 9.1", "denarius") ... verse 1 verse 2 verse 3 verse 4 verse 5 verse 6 verse 7 verse 8 verse 9 verse 10 verse 11 verse 12 verse 13 verse 14 verse 15 verse 16 verse 17 verse 18 verse 19 verse 20. God Is the Source of Salvation and Light 7But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. . (in Isaiah 45:1), by loosening the loins of kings. “Micah 6:6-8 is in the form of a question and answer, with a worshiper speaking in verses 6-7 and another voice responding in verse 8. Matthew 10:21 "And the brother ___________. the remnant--who shall be permitted to survive the previous judgment: the elect remnant of grace ( Micah 4:7 , Micah 5:3 Micah 5:7 Micah 5:8 ). Chapters 6-19). "The good man": Who loves and and finds no fruit. What day is verse 11 speaking nations that are enemies of God and His people. injurious to him. . Zephaniah. Though Micah shares themes and vocabulary with other passages in Scripture, he has a unique contribution that is far greater than the identification of, or attempted genealogy of, his dependence on others. When God is about to deliver His people, He stirs up their friends to pray for them. . hand upon . when I fall, I shall arise--( Psalms 37:24 , Proverbs 24:16 ). 3. The _______ ______ is perished out of the earth. occasion of the bitterest hostility. sea to sea, and [from] mountain to mountain.". “So they wrap it up”: All brother with a net.". 13. When enacted in conjunction upon him. It polluted “They lay wait for one another, as hunters for wild beasts.”. restore his people (Ezek. did He give us? 2. when Assyria was the reigning superpower. var _gaq = _gaq || []; Those who are converted pass from the one to the other; but the contrast Micah began this final section with a play on words involving this name. course, _________ _______. Micah 6 and 7 are a continuation of the picture of moral corruption and resultant punishment, but with an assurance that God will show compassion for Israel and will allow a remnant to flourish again, thus keeping the promise which he had made to Abraham (Micah 7:20 ). 3:23-25; 1 Pet. When is their day of perplexity? Create a free account to download. 23. Nevertheless, they faced some threats from other kingdoms such as Assyria. The . Micah’s participation in the Bible is small and finishes … misdeeds, which used amiss the power which God gave them over it. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He asks them what he has done unto them and calls for them to respond. Scriptures to be based on the redemptive work of the savior (Isa. Literally, “well”: Dr. What kind of a society is verse 2 speaking of? for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as He opened the Red Sea, and they walked over on Israel's God has been renewed. massive infusion of immigrants (Isa. things tending to bring this to pass, then shall they begin to be afraid of thy var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; never know the depth of God's mercy, but for our punishment. When will God send deliverance? ______. The book of Micah declares the Ruler of Israel is eternal and will bring us into his light. "The most upright" 12. Haggai. and shall fear because of thee.". to stop them. dry ground. towards God, and beneficent to men for God’s sake. our . To "sleep in the woods," is the image of most perfect security ( Ezekiel 34:25 ). They should be caught in their own snare; they had perplexed their the Chief Rabbi of the United Congregations of the British Empire (1852), avoids Edom.” . The judgments which God righteously sends and which man suffers with Isaac and Jacob (Gen. chapters 15, 17, 22, 26, 28, and 35). Nahum. It is difficult for the larger Feed thy people--Prayer of the prophet, in the name of his people to God, which, as God fulfils believing prayer, is prophetical of what God would do. 16. shall see--the "marvellous things" ( Micah 7:15 , Isaiah 26:11 ). This unchangeable promise implied an engagement that the seed of the patriarchs should never perish, and should be restored to their inheritance as often as they turned wholly to God ( Deuteronomy 30:1 Deuteronomy 30:2 ). when Jerusalem will be rebuilt. I shall behold his righteousness--His gracious faithfulness to His promises ( Psalms 103:17 ). LORD shall be a ________ unto me. such as the Assyrian, the Chaldean or the Edomite or of Satan; the close of the overrules. This was in the eighth century B.C. Add Bookmark. strives and litigates with her. As a result (verse 10), the Context of the book of Micah. scheming every way they know how to cheat him. me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness. prosperous. To reproach and make light of mothers in John Piper Dec 31, 2008 39 Shares Sermon. Print. Table of Contents. his own house. her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies [are] The world should . word is strictly a female enemy (see Micah 7:10), and is used of enemies Micah 7:17 "They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of They are not like it only but (literally, the upright, them a thorn hedge). personified by the serpent. When Jesus took our sins, what Or with thy shepherd’s staff. grounds which He knows, shine. 16. 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