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Micah 7:13

    Micah 7:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yet shall the land be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the land will become a waste because of its people, as the fruit of their works.

    Webster's Revision

    Yet shall the land be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

    World English Bible

    Yet the land will be desolate because of those who dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yet shall the land be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

    Clarke's Commentary on Micah 7:13

    Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate - This should be translated in the preter tense, "Though the land Had been desolate;" that is, the land of Israel had been desolate during the captivity, which captivity was the "fruit of the evil doings of them that had dwelt therein."

    Barnes' Notes on Micah 7:13

    Notwithstanding - (And) the land (that is that spoken of, the land of Judah) shall be desolate not through any arbitrary law or the might of her enemies, but through the sins of the people, because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings Truly "the fruit of their doings," what they did to please themselves, of their own minds against God. As they sow, so shall they reap. This sounds almost as a riddle and contradiction beforehand; "the walls built up," "the people gathered in," and "the land desolate." Yet it was all fulfilled in the letter as well as in spirit. Jerusalem was restored; the people was gathered, first from the captivity, then to Christ; and yet the land was again desolate through the fruit of their doings who rejected Christ, and is so until this day.

    The prophet now closes with one earnest prayer Micah 7:14; to which he receives a brief answer, that God would shew forth His power anew, as when He first made them His people Micah 7:15. On this, he describes vividly the awed submission of the world to their God Micah 7:16-17, and closes with a thanksgiving of marveling amazement at the greatness and completeness of the forgiving mercy of God Micah 7:18-19, ascribing all to His free goodness Micah 7:59