— Ed. But as the Prophet speaks here of worms, I prefer this rendering, — ‘from their lurkingplaces;’ as though he said, “Though they have hitherto thought themselves safe in their enclosures, they shall yet move and flee away like worms and reptiles; for when the ground is dug, the worms immediately leap out, for they think that they are going to be taken; so also, when any one moves the ground, the reptiles come forth, and tremblingly run away in all directions.” And the Prophet says that, in like manner, the enemies of the Church, when the Lord shall arise for its help, shall be smitten with so much fear, that they shall in every direction run away. Micah 7:17 They will lick the dust like a snake, like reptiles slithering on the ground. Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee. Micah 7 / Micah 7:17 17 They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. Micah 7:18-19. Who is a God like unto thee — That is, there is no God like unto thee; that passeth by the transgression of the remnant, &c. — That pardons the offences of the remainder of his people, namely, of those that shall survive the various punishments and destructions brought upon … Hierozoic. like worms—reptiles or crawlers (De 32:24). Nations, in Micah 7:16, 17, mean people outside who don’t know, and don’t want to hear. Thus the antithesis is brought out. Ge 12:3; Is 52:15). Cain, being impenitent, lie wholly cast away; Abel, being penitent,” and through faith offering a better sacrifice than Cain, and “bringing forth fruits worthy of repentance, He accepted.” So He hath foreshown as to the end John 5:25, but who, in the end, shall be forced to hear it out of their close places or prisons, that is, the grave, and come forth in fear, when they shall “say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us” Luke 23:30; Revelation 6:16. cy) Oherwydd Jehova ein Duw ur arswydant, — And shall fear because of thee; so that the name of Jews, their power and greatness shall be terrible to their enemies. Micah 7:17. Then there is a lady Michaiah who is the wife of king Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 13:2) A prophet whose prophecies were not to Ahab's liking (1 Kings 22:8) Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. And fear because of thee — When they shall see Almighty God appear so conspicuously in thy favour. here used signifies a tremulous and tumultuous motion, like the wriggling of a worm out of the earth; or the hurry of ants, when their nests are kicked or thrown up: this is expressive of the confusion and perturbation of the enemies of the Lord and his people; of the Babylonians, who were obliged in a hurry to leave their palaces, as the Targum and Aben Ezra interpret their holes, and their fortresses and towers, and deliver them to the Medes and Persians; and of Gog and Magog, and the antichristian states, who will be obliged to abandon their places of abode, and creep out of sight, and be reduced to the lowest and meanest condition; they shall be afraid of the Lord our God: because of the glory of his majesty, the greatness of his power, and for fear of his judgments: and shall fear because of thee; O God, or Israel, as Kimchi; the church of God, whom they despised and reproached before; but now shall be seized with a panic, and live in the utmost dread of, because of the power and glory of God in the midst of them, and lest they should fall a sacrifice to them. Right-living humans are extinct. par. This is expressed Isaiah 45:1, by loosing the loins of kings. they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth; who put out their heads and draw them in again upon the least notice or approach of danger; or like serpents, as Jarchi and Kimchi, which lurk in holes, and creep out of them oft their bellies, or any other creeping things. In Micah, it is not said that the fear brings them into any relation to God. Licking the dust is a figure describing total defeat (cf. Ep. Rup. Occurs only in these two places. Philippians 2:10). Micah 7:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worm s of the earth: they shall be afraid of … : "And that we may know how uniformly our Judge so distinguisheth, at the very moment of His own death while hanging between the two thieves, the one, impenitent and blaspheming, He left; to the other, penitent and confessing, He opened the gate of paradise; and, soon after, leaving the Jewish people unrepentant, He received the repentance of the Gentiles." They lick dust as a serpent, as fearful things of earth, They tremble from their enclosures, Of Jehovah our God they are afraid, Yea, they are afraid of Thee. Meaning the cruel empire of the Babylonians. out of respect or rage. So did He show Himself to Cain and Abel, who both, as we all, sinned in Adam. par. Thus the prophet parts with both out of sight; the people of God, feeding on the rich. Josh 2:9–11) and, having been humbled (Mic 7:17), they would no longer listen to or engage in the taunting of His people (Mic 7:16b; cf. There is a change here from speaking of God to speaking to God [Maurer]. 2. “Dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life” (Genesis 3:14). They shall lick the dust like a (the) serpent - To lick the dust, by itself, pictures the extreme humility of persons who east themselves down to the very earth (as in Psalm 72:9; Isaiah 49:23). Epigram. Because of thee — So that the name of Jews, shall be terrible to their enemies. ), to perpetual captivity; to Jerusalem, guilty but repenting, promising restoration. earth and things of earth, they had chosen (Rup. Mayest Thou show truth to Jacob, mercy to Abraham, which Thou hast sworn to our fathers from the days of old." They will stay focused on physical and sensory things, and will be in dread about knowledge of God. [micah 7:18] who is a god like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? like worms — reptiles or crawlers (Deuteronomy 32:24). Micah 6:10 An ephah was a dry measure. though they occupied well-fortified citadels, they yet were afraid, because the very fame of David had broken down their boldness. (17) They shall lick the dust like a serpent.—The doom of the determined enemies of the Lord and His people recalls that of Satan, the great enemy, as personified by the serpent. More literally, "they shall tremble from," that is, tremblingly come forth from their coverts. 7:17-18 The Tyndale Commentary, vol. They will lick the dust like a serpent, Like reptiles of the earth. Genesis 3:14; Psalm 72:9 Isaiah 49:23; Isaiah 65:25). It is doubtful, whether these last words express a “servile tear,” whereby a man turns away and flees from the person or thing which he fears, or whether they simply describe fear of God, the first step toward repentance. And so the prophet ends, as he began, with the judgments of God; to those who would repent, chastisement, to the impenitent, punishment: "sentencing Samaria, guilty and not repenting" (Rup. What have I to do with thee, thou man of God (said she), art thou come to call to mind my sin and to kill my son? Ver. (r) "Et turpes humilesque, supplicesque, Pictorum sola basiate regum". Or, if the prophet be considered as addressing God, the meaning is, When they understand that it was long before denounced by the prophets that destruction should come upon them, and thy people be delivered, and they see all things tending to bring this to pass, then shall they begin to be afraid of thy power. iii., and gives them to know, that as, like that old serpent, they have lifted themselves up against God, so will God cast them down again to the condition of serpents, and abase them to the very dust. A final prophecy of what God will do (Micah 7:18-20) brings the prophecy of Micah to a close. Micah 7:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Micah 7:17, NIV: "They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground.They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you." Micah 7. Micah 7:7-17 are spoken upon behalf of the spiritual remnant, in whose mouths Micah places a confession of sins and a plea for Jehovah to receive them. lick the dust. Like a serpent; condemned to eat the dust and perpetually to crawl on the dust; it seems to intimate. To lick it “like the serpent” seems rather to represent the condition of those who share the serpent‘s doom Genesis 3:14; Isaiah 65:25, whose lot, viz. I am like one who gathers summer fruit at the gleaning of the vineyard; there is no cluster of grapes to eat, none of the early figs that I crave. they shall be afraid of the Lord—or, they shall in fear turn with haste to the Lord. Lick the dust — In the most submissive, servile manner, testify their subjection. Particularly it is said of the Persians, that they first kiss the pavement on which the king treads, before they speak unto him, as Quistorpius on the place relates; and Valerius MaximusF16L. So it is translated "serpents," Deuteronomy 32:24 [zoch. Micah 7:7-17 are spoken upon behalf of the spiritual remnant, in whose mouths Micah places a confession of sins and a plea for Jehovah to receive them. For I am like those who gather summer fruits, Like those who glean vintage grapes; There is no cluster to eat Of the first-ripe fruit which my soul desires. Ver. Micah 6:8 Or prudently; Micah 6:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain. “They shall be afraid of”, or rather come trembling to, the Lord our God; it is uot said their, but our God, who hath done so great things for us. MacArthur - As a result (cf. More literally, 'they shall tremble from' - i:e., tremblingly come forth from their coverts. They shall lick the dust like a serpent] That is, be reduced not only to extreme hunger and penury, but to utmost vility and baseness of condition, so as to lick the very dust. They shall be afraid; a panic fear, expressed by the loosening of the loins of kings, Isaiah 45:1; so did the conquering Cyrus proceed in the course of his victories, as Isaiah 41:2,3, God strengthened his arm, and left the heart of Babylonians sinking within them. Micah 7:17 Translation & Meaning. They shall tremble forth from their holes: they shall in trepidation turn to the Lord for salvation (compare Note, see on [1156]Ho 3:5, and Jer 33:9). מי אל כּמוך looks back to Exodus 15:11; but whether Micah also plays upon his own name is doubtful. when the kings of Persia favoured the Jews, and (as the manner of courtiers is) in compliance with their kings the grandees forwarded the prosperity of the Jews, as may easily be conjectured from the 6th and 7th chapters of Ezra. Micah 7:17 They will lick the dust like a snake, like reptiles slithering on the ground. You will have the first form in Joshua 10:8; and the second in Deuteronomy 31:12. He afterwards adds, They shall lick the dust as a serpent He intimates, that however the enemies of the Church may have proudly exalted themselves before, they shall then be cast down, and lie, as it were, on the ground; for to lick the dust is nothing else but to lie prostrate on the earth. they shall be afraid of the Lord — or, they shall in fear turn with haste to the Lord. Impiety triumpheth in prosperity, trembleth in adversity: and contrarily, saith holy Greenham, since the fall, we tremble before God, angels, and good men. Study Micah 7 using The Geneva Study Bible to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 15:14 and Micah 7:17. Thus the prophet brings us to the close of all things, the gladness and joy of God's people, the terror of His enemies, and adds only the song of thanksgiving of all the redeemed. The word (s) here used signifies a tremulous and tumultuous motion, like the wriggling of a worm out of the earth; or the hurry of ants, when their nests are kicked or thrown up: this is expressive of the confusion and perturbation of the enemies of the Lord and his people; of the Babylonians, who were obliged in a hurry to leave their palaces, as the Targum and Aben Ezra interpret their holes, and their fortresses and towers, and deliver them to the Medes and Persians; and of Gog and Magog, and the antichristian states, who will be obliged to abandon their places of abode, and creep out of sight, and be reduced to the lowest and meanest condition; they shall be afraid of the Lord our God: because of the glory of his majesty, the greatness of his power, and for fear of his judgments: and shall fear because of thee; O God, or Israel, as Kimchi; the church of God, whom they despised and reproached before; but now shall be seized with a panic, and live in the utmost dread of, because of the power and glory of God in the midst of them, and lest they should fall a sacrifice to them. They shall tremble forth from their holes: they shall in trepidation turn to the Lord for salvation (compare Note, see on Hosea 3:5, and Jeremiah 33:9). And whereas it is added, like a serpent, he puts them in mind of that old malediction, Gen. The faithful man has perished from the earth, And there is no one upright among men. Hierozoic. 1. l. 1. c. 44. col. 27. to do; or, going upon its belly, it cannot but take in a good deal of the dust of the earth along with its food; and hereby is signified the low, mean, abject, and cursed estate and condition of the seed of the serpent, wicked and ungodly men, the enemies of Christ and his people; who wilt be forced to yield subjection to him and his church, and will pretend the most profound respect for them, and the highest veneration of them. 71. refers; and Drusius says it is a custom in Asia to this day, that, when any go into the presence of a king, they kiss the ground, which is a token of the great veneration they have for him. The first time this name occurs is in Judges 17:1 but after the introduction the name is carried on as Micah, and no translation names this man anything else in the first verse. Third Millennium Bible w/ Apocrypha They shall lick the dust like a serpent,.... Whose food is the dust of the earth, according to the curse pronounced on it, Genesis 3:14; and which is either its, natural food it chooses to live on, as some serpents however are saidF15Vid. They will surrender to Yahweh, Israel"s God, and come before Him in fear and dread of what He will do to them (cf. They shall move out of their holes - as reptiles from their holes, they shall come forth from their hiding-places, or fortresses, to give themselves up to the conquerors (Psalms 18:45, "The strangers (the foreign foes) shall ... be afraid out of their close places"). Micah 7:4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of … He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the utmost humiliation, as in Genesis 3:14. 2. says, that when Darius Hystaspis was declared king by the neighing of his horse, the rest of the six candidates alighted from their horses, and prostrated their bodies to the ground, as is the manner of the Persians, and saluted him king; and HerodotusF17Polymnia, sive l. 7. c. 12. observes the same, custom among the Persians; and to this custom the poet MartialF18"Et turpes humilesque, supplicesque, Pictorum sola basiate regum". Serpents, (Genesis iii. The faithful have been swept from the land; not one upright person remains. Micah 7:1 Holes — Their strong holds, and fastnesses. It is doubtful, whether these last words express a "servile tear," whereby a man turns away and flees from the person or thing which he fears, or whether they simply describe fear of God, the first step toward repentance. (Theodoret; Sanct. "tremble" (BDB 919), Exod. This is the reason why the Prophet here mentions the name of God, and then turns to address God himself. Micah 7:17. And fear because of thee —. Contempt and violation of domestic duties are a sad symptom of universal corruption. So from the beginning of the world did God; so doth He; so shall He unto the end. It was our God, (saith the prophet in the person of Israel,) for his promise’ sake made to us, who did those great things by Cyrus and for us. They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee. Micah 7:17 KJ21 They shall lick the dust like a serpent; they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth. The text is parallel to that of Jeremiah 33:9, They shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and the prosperity that I procure unto it; that is, unto Jerusalem. A final prophecy of what God will do (Micah 7:18-20) brings the prophecy of Micah to a close. Micah 7:17. Of the Lord our God; who did powerfully work for Cyrus in order to the delivering us out of captivity. Ephesians 71. KJ21 Who is a God like unto Thee, who pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? Compare Psalms 72:9. fear because of thee—shall fear Thee, Jehovah (and so fear Israel as under Thy guardianship). In Micah, it is not said that the fear brings them into any relation to God. the perpetuity of slavery and subjection that the enemy should fall under, and that it should be on them as a curse like that on the serpent. And hence the Prophet adds, On account of Jehovah our God they shall treed, and they shall fear because of thee Here the Prophet shows, that the faithful ought not to distrust on account of their own weakness, but, on the contrary, to remember the infinite power of God. I’m like someone who goes to the garden to pick cabbages and carrots and corn And returns empty-handed, finds nothing for soup or sandwich or salad. lie is not spoken of; as becoming, any how, their God, and Micah closes by a thanksgiving, for God's pardoning mercy, not to them but to His people. 15:16 and Micah 7:17 Ac ovnant rhagddot. Men had no comfort, no satisfaction in their own families or in their nearest relations. Stick Around to See What God Will Do - I’m overwhelmed with sorrow! So did He show Himself to Cain and Abel, who both, as we all, sinned in Adam. Bible Verses Like Micah 7:17 - cross references and similar Bible verses related to Baruch 3:18 - They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee. Sorrow for Israel’s Sins - Woe is me! Colossians 27. More literally, “they shall tremble from,” that is, tremblingly come forth from their coverts. They shall lick the dust like a serpent - in abject prostration as suppliants (Psalms 72:9, "His enemies shall lick the dust;" cf. 2. Micah 7:17. To fear because of thee, and to fear thee, are two distinct things. It seems to picture the reprobate, who would not "hear the Voice of the Son of God and live" John 5:25, but who, in the end, shall be forced to hear it out of their close places or prisons, that is, the grave, and come forth in fear, when they shall "say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us" Luke 23:30; Revelation 6:16. 17. The phrase is used of the enemies of the, Messiah, and of the converted Jews and Gentiles at the latter day, and is expressive of their great submission to them; see Psalm 72:9; they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth; who put out their heads and draw them in again upon the least notice or approach of danger; or like serpents, as Jarchi and Kimchi, which lurk in holes, and creep out of them oft their bellies, or any other creeping things. And so the prophet ends, as he began, with the judgments of God; to those who would repent, chastisement, to the impenitent, punishment: “sentencing Samaria, guilty and not repenting” (Rup. So from the beginning of the world did God; so doth He; so shall He unto the end. (s) "contremiscent", Munster, Tigurine version, Cocceius; "frement, sive tumultuabuntur", Calvin; "trepide prorepent", Burkius. They shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of Thee. Micah 7:17 Wait for the God of Salvation. Isaiah 49:23, "They (kings and queens) shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet;" Isaiah 65:25, "Dust shall be the serpent's meat"). Bochart. "The good [man] is perished out of the earth: and [there is] none upright among men: they all lie in … 17. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:24, the same word). lick the dust — in abject prostration as suppliants (Psalm 72:9; compare Isaiah 49:23; Isaiah 65:25). Or rather, “shall fear thee, Israel” [Henderson]. "dread" (BDB 808), Exod. In Hosea's words, "they shall fear toward the Lord and His goodness" Hosea 3:5, the addition, and His goodness, determines the character of the fear. (o) Vid. (200) It now follows —, (lang. A final prophecy of what God will do (Micah 7:18-20) brings the prophecy of Micah to a close. lxvii.). Micah 7:17 Context. bounty and abundance of God, and His marvelous gifts of grace above and beyond nature, multiplied to them above all the wonders of old time; the enemies of God's people looking on, not to, admire, but to be ashamed, not to be healthfully ashamed, but to be willfully deaf to the voice of God. The Hebrew word imports great commotion and bustle. Isaiah 49:23. worms. move out of their holes—As reptiles from their holes, they shall come forth from their hiding-places, or fortresses (Ps 18:45), to give themselves up to the conquerors. They shall be afraid of the Lord our God — Overthrowing the Babylonish empire by Cyrus. Like worms - rather, a general name for all kinds of reptiles or crawlers. Tremble thenshall they at Jehovah our God, that is, on account of Jehovah our God; and then Fear shall they because of thee. sunk in a swamp of despair! Micah 7:10), the vaunted pride and power of the nations would be rendered powerless (cf. The allusion seems to be to the manner of the eastern nations, who, in complimenting their kings and great men, bowed so low to the ground with their faces, as to take up with their mouths the very dust of it. They will lick the dust like a serpent, Like reptiles of the earth. Epigram. Thus the antithesis is brought out. In Hosea‘s words, “they shall fear toward the Lord and His goodness” Hosea 3:5, the addition, and His goodness, determines the character of the fear. 1. l. 1. c. 44. They shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and the prosperity that I procure unto it; they come trembling out of their close places, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Commentary on Micah 7:1-7 (Read Micah 7:1-7) The prophet bemoans himself that he lived among a people ripening apace for ruin, in which many good persons would suffer. 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Everyone lies in wait to shed blood; they hunt each other with nets. At the siege of Mountabove, in France, the people of God within the walls ever before a sally sang a psalm: with which holy practice of theirs, the enemy becoming acquainted, when they heard them singing would so quake and tremble, crying, They come, they come, as though the wrath of God had been breaking out upon them. fear because of thee — shall fear Thee, Jehovah (and so fear Israel as under Thy guardianship). And shall fear because of (literally, from) Thee, O Lord, of whom they had before said, Where is the Lord thy God? Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee. l. 10. Micah 7:16. The wordF19ירגזו "contremiscent", Munster, Tigurine version, Cocceius; "frement, sive tumultuabuntur", Calvin; "trepide prorepent", Burkius. Micah 7:18. They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you. Micah 7:20. 7. c. 3. sect. They shall lick the dust like a serpent — They shall fall to the earth through fear, and carry themselves very humbly and submissively toward God’s people. They shall move out of their holes like worms (or creeping things) of the earth] They shall tumultuate, and be all on a huddle, like ants when their molehill is thrown up with a spade. They, the proud and cruel enemies of Israel, the Babylonians, shall lick the dust; in the most submissive, servile manner testify their subjection, promise to serve and honour the Jews released out of captivity: it is an expression which alludes to the servile manner of those Eastern complimenters, Psalms 72:9 Isaiah 49:23, and was fulfilled in the days after the return. So He hath foreshown as to the end Matthew 25. 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