Micah 7:8

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioyce not against mee, O mine enemie: When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darknes, the Lord shall be a light vnto me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, Jehovah will be a light unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not be glad because of my sorrow, O my hater: after my fall I will be lifted up; when I am seated in the dark, the Lord will be a light to me.
- Basic English Bible

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: though I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, Jehovah shall be a light unto me.
- Darby Bible

Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.
- Webster's Bible

Don't rejoice against me, my enemy. When I fall, I will arise. When I sit in darkness, Yahweh will be a light to me.
- World English Bible

Thou dost not rejoice over me, O mine enemy, When I have fallen, I have risen, When I sit in darkness Jehovah is a light to me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; though I am fallen, I shall arise; though I sit in darkness, the LORD is a light unto me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Micah 7:8


7:8 Rejoice not - The prophet personates the church. Let it be no matter of glorying to thee, that the day of calamity hath overtaken me. In darkness - When affliction, war, famine, and captivity cover me. A light - Shall support, comfort and deliver me.


Discussion for Micah 7

  • James Bowers for verse 8
    Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the lord delivers from Them all
  • Clement for verse 8
    When a man of God falls, many will rejoice, but the Lord will pardon and sets him to his glory and he shall accomplish great things God has aligned him for. Look at David and Samson
  • Pastor Godwin for verse 6
    Micah 7:5-6. Trust ye not in a friend. meaning that 's an unfriendly friend. put no confident in a guard. Meaning Don 't trust the man watching you nor his gun nor dogs to protect you. Keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth. Meaning Learn how to shutup at some point not to give your enemies the key to destroy you. A son disrespect his father and the daughter against her mother, daughterinlaw against her motherinlaw. A man 's enemies are the men of his own household. That declare it all that your enemies are within you.
  • Robinah Tamale
    micah 7:7 Thanks for this reminder,i had started to think otherwise because of what am going through, but after reading this for sure am going to wait upon the Lord and I know he will answer me.
  • Kathleen
    Thank you tears ! I so needed to hear this today!
  • The enemy of our soul thinks he has us but this verse reminds him not to get happy because the Lord is with us and our troubles are only temporary. The Lord will see us through

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