Micah 3:6-7. Therefore night shall be unto you Darkness, uncertainty, perplexity, and heavy troubles, shall be to you prophets; that ye shall not have a vision You shall see your predictions so fully confuted, that you shall no more pretend to have a vision, or dare to foretel any thing. And the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark, &c. As they shall have no light, or revelation, from heaven; so dark days, or dismal calamities, shall overtake them, as a just punishment for their frauds and impostures. Or, if the prophet be considered as addressing the people, the meaning of the verse is, Since ye have given ear to such prophets, and rejected the true ones, the time shall come when there shall be no true vision among you, no divine counsel to direct you; but ye shall be involved in darkness and uncertainty, without knowing what course to take. Then shall the seers be ashamed, &c. For the false pretences which they have made to the gift of prophecy; yea, they shall cover their lips Covering the lips, or lower part of the face, was used as a sign to express being under some great affliction, or shame; for there is no answer of God Because the answer, which they pretended to be from God, now appears not to have been from him.
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