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Micah 7:1-7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Total Corruption of the People

Woe is me! For I have become
as when the summer fruit has been gathered,
    as when the vintage has been gleaned:
there is no cluster to eat,
    no first-ripe fig which my soul desires.
The godly man has perished from the earth,
    and there is none upright among men;
they all lie in wait for blood,
    and each hunts his brother with a net.
Their hands are upon what is evil, to do it diligently;
    the prince and the judge ask for a bribe,
and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul;
    thus they weave it together.
The best of them is like a brier,
    the most upright of them a thorn hedge.
The day of their[a] watchmen, of their[b] punishment, has come;
    now their confusion is at hand.
Put no trust in a neighbor,
    have no confidence in a friend;
guard the doors of your mouth
    from her who lies in your bosom;
for the son treats the father with contempt,
    the daughter rises up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
    a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.
But as for me, I will look to the Lord,
    I will wait for the God of my salvation;
    my God will hear me.

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 7:4 Heb your
  2. Micah 7:4 Heb your
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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