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Micah 3:7

    Micah 3:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yes, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the seers shall be put to shame, and the diviners confounded; yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the seers will be shamed, and the readers of the future will be at a loss, all of them covering their lips; for there is no answer from God.

    Webster's Revision

    And the seers shall be put to shame, and the diviners confounded; yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.

    World English Bible

    The seers shall be disappointed, and the diviners confounded. Yes, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer from God."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the seers shall be ashamed, and the diviners confounded; yea, they shall all cover their lips: for there is no answer of God.

    Definitions for Micah 3:7

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Micah 3:7

    Shall the seers be ashamed - For the false visions of comfort and prosperity which they pretended to see.

    And the diviners confounded - Who pretended to foretell future prosperity; for they themselves are now thralled in that very captivity which the true prophets foretold, and which the false prophets said should not happen.

    Barnes' Notes on Micah 3:7

    They shall cover their lips - Literally, the hair of the upper lip . This was an action enjoined on lepers Leviticus 13:45, and a token of mourning Ezekiel 24:17, Ezekiel 24:22; a token then of sorrow and uncleanness. With their lips they had lied, and now they should cover their lips, as men dumb and ashamed. "For there is no answer of God," as these deceivers had pretended to have. When all things shall come contrary to what they had promised, it shall be clear that God did not send them. And having plainly no answer of God, they shall not dare to feign one then. Jerome: "Then not even the devils shall receive power to deceive them by their craft. The oracles shall be dumb; the unclean spirit shall not dare to delude." Dionysius: "All this is spoken against those who, in the Church of Christ, flatter the rich, or speak as menpleasers, out of avarice, ambition, or any like longing for temporal good, to whom that of Isaiah Isa 3:12 fitteth; the leaders of this people (they who profess to lead them aright) mislead them, and they that are led of them are destroyed."

    Wesley's Notes on Micah 3:7

    3:7 The seers - So called by the deceived people. Cover their lips - Mourners did thus, Ezek 24:17,22. So these shall mourn and pine in their shame. No answer - Because the answer they had formerly, pretended to be from God, now appears not to have been from him.