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God Will Forgive Israel

14 Shepherd Your people with Your staff,
The flock of Your heritage,
Who dwell [a]solitarily in a (A)woodland,
In the midst of Carmel;
Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,
As in days of old.

15 “As(B) in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt,
I will show [b]them (C)wonders.”

16 The nations (D)shall see and be ashamed of all their might;
(E)They shall put their hand over their mouth;
Their ears shall be deaf.
17 They shall lick the (F)dust like a serpent;
(G)They shall crawl from their holes like [c]snakes of the earth.
(H)They shall be afraid of the Lord our God,
And shall fear because of You.
18 (I)Who is a God like You,
(J)Pardoning iniquity
And passing over the transgression of (K)the remnant of His heritage?

(L)He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in (M)mercy.[d]
19 He will again have compassion on us,
And will subdue our iniquities.

You will cast all [e]our sins
Into the depths of the sea.
20 (N)You will give truth to Jacob
And [f]mercy to Abraham,
(O)Which You have sworn to our fathers
From days of old.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 7:14 Alone
  2. Micah 7:15 Lit. him, collective for the captives
  3. Micah 7:17 Lit. crawlers
  4. Micah 7:18 Or lovingkindness
  5. Micah 7:19 Lit. their
  6. Micah 7:20 Or lovingkindness

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