(7:1-5) Woe is you, me, and everyone else. Never trust a friend or lover.
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 fruit.||
(7:1) "Woe is me!"
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
(7:2) "There is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net."
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 it up.||
(7:3) "That they may do evil with both hands."
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
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors
of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.||
(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 thy bosom." Advice like this is only found in the Bible.
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 house.||
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.||
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.||
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.||
In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be
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.||
Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell
therein, for the fruit of their doings.||
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.||
According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew
unto him marvellous things.||
(7:16-17) The Gentiles will be made deaf, shall lick dust and be forced to crawl like
worms from fear of God and his people.
The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay
their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.||
(7:16) "The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf."
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 thee.||
(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 thee."
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.||
(7:18) "Who is a God like unto thee ... retaineth not his anger for ever,
because he delighteth in mercy."|
How long does God's anger last?
Is God merciful?
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.
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou
hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.