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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Micah 7:7-13

The prophet, having sadly complained of the wickedness of the times he lived in, here fastens upon some considerations for the comfort of himself and his friends, in reference thereunto. The case is bad, but it is not desperate. Yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing. I. ?Though God be now displeased he shall be reconciled to us, and then all will be well, Mic. 7:7, 9. We are now under the indignation of the Lord; God is angry with us, and justly, because we have sinned against... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Micah 7:7

Therefore I will look unto the Lord ,.... Here the prophet, in the name of the church and people of God, declares what he would do in such circumstances, since there was no dependence on men of any rank, in any relation or connection with each other; he resolved to look alone to the Lord, and put his trust in him; look up to the Lord in prayer, use an humble freedom with him, place a holy confidence in him, expect all good things from him, and wait for them; look to Christ in the exercise of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Micah 7:7

Therefore I will look unto the Lord - Because things are so, I will trust in the Lord more firmly, wait for him more patiently, and more confidently expect to be supported, defended, and saved. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Micah 7:7

Verse 7 The Prophet points out here the only remedy, to preserve the faithful from being led away by bad examples and that is, to fix their eyes on God, and to believe that he will be their deliverer. Nothing is more difficult than to refrain from doing wrong, when the ungodly provoke us; for they seem to afford us a good reason for retaliation. And when no one injures us, yet custom is deemed almost a law: thus it happens that we think that to be lawful which is sanctioned by the manners and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Micah 7:1-13

The good in degenerate times. We are not to understand these verses as referring specially to the prophet himself. In Micah 1:8 , Micah 1:9 we have his own lamentation in view of the prevailing ungodliness; here "the speaker is not the prophet, but the true Israel, i.e. Israel within Israel, personified" (Cheyne). God has never left himself without witnesses. Even in the most corrupt and degenerate times he has had a people to show forth his praise. It was so in the age to which this... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Micah 7:7

Therefore I rather, but as for me, I, etc. The prophet speaks in the name of the ideal Israel. Though love and confidence have disappeared, and the day of visitation has come, and human help fails, yet Israel loses not her trust in the Lord. Will look; gaze intently, as if posted on a watch tower to look out for help. Will wait with longing trust, unbroken by delay. The God of my salvation. The God from whom my salvation comes ( Psalms 18:46 ; Psalms 25:5 ; Psalms 27:9 ; ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Micah 7:7

Waiting for God. "I will wait for the God of my salvation." The good, personified, are here represented as declaring that they would place themselves in harmony with the wise and holy will of God; that they would trustingly acquiesce and quietly endure, drawing from intimate personal relationship to God that holy inspiration which would enable them in the dark days now before them, with true heroism to encounter every difficulty, and with calm resignation to bear every sorrow, and to find... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Micah 7:7

A soul shut up to God. The word "therefore," or the term in the Revised Version, "but as for me," marks the transition from a terrible necessity to a priceless privilege. It was a time when it was needful to be suspicious of those who ought to have been worthy of unlimited confidence. Neither a companion nor a familiar friend, nor even a child or a wife, could be trusted ( Micah 7:5 , Micah 7:6 ). Such had been the experience of many in the past. Samson had been betrayed by his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Micah 7:7-9

The possibilities of godly men falling into great trouble. "Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. 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," etc. The prophet, having reverted in the preceding verses of this chapter to the wickedness of his people, which he had before depicted in most dark and dreadful colours, here proceeds to represent them in... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Micah 7:7-13

§ 6. Israel expresses her faith in God, though she suffers grievous tribulation, and is confident in the fulfilment of the promised restoration. read more

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