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 7:8

  • 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
  • David Otelaja for verse 8
    Do not rejoice over the fall or failure of your neighbour or even your enemy, because his Maker is a righteous and merciful God, ready to forgive and restore him.Jesus is Lord.
  • if your friend or neighbor is down today, I tell you don't rejoice, for who knows tomorrow, it maybe your turn...therefore lets love each other as God loves us......
  • Simon G Mothelesi for verse 8
    Micah is teaching not to enjoy when somebody is down, because it mihgt be you tomorrow
  • Tunde baiyewu for verse 8
    micah 7:8, talks about a child of God who falls into the enemies trap and enemy is rejoicing surely his God will deliver him just like my case.

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