The Word of God: Micah 7:11-20 – November 30, 2019

11  A day for the building of your walls! 
          In that day the boundary shall be far extended. 
12  In that day they will come to you 
          from Assyria to Egypt, 
     and from Egypt to the River, 
          from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain. 
13  But the earth will be desolate 
          because of its inhabitants, 
          for the fruit of their doings.

14  Shepherd your people with your staff, 
          the flock that belongs to you, 
     which lives alone in a forest 
          in the midst of a garden land; 
     let them feed in Bashan and Gilead 
          as in the days of old. 
15  As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, 
          show us marvelous things. 
16  The nations shall see and be ashamed 
          of all their might; 
     they shall lay their hands on their mouths; 
          their ears shall be deaf; 
17  they shall lick dust like a snake, 
          like the crawling things of the earth; 
     they shall come trembling out of their fortresses; 
          they shall turn in dread to the LORD our God, 
          and they shall stand in fear of you.

18  Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity 
          and passing over the transgression 
          of the remnant of your possession? 
     He does not retain his anger forever, 
          because he delights in showing clemency. 
19  He will again have compassion upon us; 
          he will tread our iniquities under foot. 
     You will cast all our sins 
          into the depths of the sea. 
20  You will show faithfulness to Jacob 
          and unswerving loyalty to Abraham, 
     as you have sworn to our ancestors 
          from the days of old.

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