7:1 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered
the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage:
there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe
7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is
none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they
hunt every man his brother with a net.
7:3 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
7:4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is
sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy
visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
7:5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a
guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in
7:6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter
riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against
her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own
7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for
the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Israel Will Rise
7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I
shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a
light unto me.
7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have
sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute
judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I
shall behold his righteousness.
7:10 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame
shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy
God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden
down as the mire of the streets.
7:11 In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day
shall the decree be far removed.
7:12 In that day also he shall come even to thee from
Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the
fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from
mountain to mountain.
7:13 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of
them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.
Prayer and Praise
7:14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine
heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst
of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the
days of old.
7:15 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of
Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.
7:16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their
might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their
ears shall be deaf.
7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall
move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall
be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of
7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity,
and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his
heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he
delighteth in mercy.
7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us;
he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their
sins into the depths of the sea.
7:20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to
Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the
days of old.