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

  • Bob
    How quick we are to do things without praying, and asking God first! It is easy to live life this way yet things can quickly get messy and go wrong. Relationships Marriage and friends , Finances, Jobs, Lifestyle choices TV, Parties, Reading literature . If only I had prayed first and waited on God, if only I had a peace about it, before I bought that new car, that always breaks down and costs me money. Then I would not be in this position. Most of us learn the hard way yet in time we learn it is easier to wait on Jesus, before rushing in.
  • Lilian
    Therefore I will look unto the Lord and i will wait for my God of Salvation. God will hear me. Thank you Jesus for teaching me how to wait i know you have appointed time to heal us and bless us. For your thoughts are higher than our thoughts and your ways are higher than our ways. I will keep still and know that you're my God thank u for the BLOOD LORD. I WILL PRAISE U AND WORSHIP YOU ALONE AMEN
  • Rhonda Strong
    This verse is so uplifting. He has heard my cry many, many times!
  • Gmk
    I thank God that he sees the inside of us. Today's verse has uplifted me. I know what I'm going through is for a while I will once see the light from God
  • Kareene Terry
    To me this means that i will be patience with my Lord and i believe in him. And that My Lord will hear all of my prayers!
  • George Abishai
    This scripture tell me that God is not a man that he will lie nor a sin of man that he should repent.rely on the power of God not the decision of mans wisdom.Most often times we look to much on d close door forgetting what has promise to bring in our lives.trust in God no matter how the situations seems like and believe that only He kind help you. Even though it seems patience is the key for God will bring it to pass in Jesus name Amen.

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