Micah 7:7
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

New Living Translation
As for me, I look to the LORD for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.

English Standard Version
But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

New American Standard Bible
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

King James Bible
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

International Standard Version
But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God who will deliver me. My God will hear me.

NET Bible
But I will keep watching for the LORD; I will wait for the God who delivers me. My God will hear my lament.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will look to the LORD. I will wait for God to save me. I will wait for my God to listen to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I will wait for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my saving health; my God will hear me.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

American King James Version
Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

American Standard Version
But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God my Saviour: my God will hear me.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

English Revised Version
But as for me, I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

World English Bible
But as for me, I will look to Yahweh. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- in Jehovah I do watch, I do wait for the God of my salvation, Hear me doth my God.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-7 The prophet bemoans himself that he lived among a people ripening apace for ruin, in which many good persons would suffer. Men had no comfort, no satisfaction in their own families or in their nearest relations. Contempt and violation of domestic duties are a sad symptom of universal corruption. Those are never likely to come to good who are undutiful to their parents. The prophet saw no safety or comfort but in looking to the Lord, and waiting on God his salvation. When under trials, we should look continually to our Divine Redeemer, that we may have strength and grace to trust in him, and to be examples to those around us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 7-13. - § 6. Israel expresses her faith in God, though she suffers grievous tribulation, and is confident in the fulfilment of the promised restoration. Verse 7. - Therefore I; rather, but as for me, I, etc. The prophet speaks in the name of the ideal Israel. Though love and confidence have disappeared, and the day of visitation has come, and human help fails, yet Israel loses not her trust in the Lord. Will look; gaze intently, as if posted on a watch tower to look out for help. Will wait with longing trust, unbroken by delay. The God of my salvation. The God from whom my salvation comes (Psalm 18:46; Psalm 25:5; Psalm 27:9; Habakkuk 3:18) My God will hear me. My prayer is sure to be answered (Isaiah 30:19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Therefore I will look unto the Lord,.... Here the prophet, in the name of the church and people of God, declares what he would do in such circumstances, since there was no dependence on men of any rank, in any relation or connection with each other; he resolved to look alone to the Lord, and put his trust in him; look up to the Lord in prayer, use an humble freedom with him, place a holy confidence in him, expect all good things from him, and wait for them; look to Christ in the exercise of faith, which is, in New Testament language, a looking to Jesus; and the Targum interprets this clause of the Word of the Lord, the essential Word, who is to be looked unto, and believed in, as the Son of God, who is the true God, and eternal life; as the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world; as the Mediator between God and men: as in all his offices of Prophet, Priest, and King; as the Lord our righteousness, and as the only Saviour and Redeemer of men; and that for all things; when in darkness, for light; when weak, for strength; when sick, for healing; when hungry, for food; when disconsolate, for comfort; in short, for all supplies of grace here, and for eternal glory and happiness hereafter; and though he is in heaven, and not to be seen with our bodily eyes, yet he is held forth in the word of the Gospel, and the ordinances of it; and is to be seen there with an eye of faith:

I will wait for the God of my salvation; who is the author both of temporal, and of spiritual, and eternal salvation; for the light of his countenance, when he hides himself; for the performance of promises he has made; for answers of prayer put up to him; for discoveries of pardoning grace, having sinned against him; for help and assistance in all times of need; for the salvation of the Lord, for an application of it, for the joys and comforts of it; and for Christ the Saviour, his coming in the flesh, which all the prophets and Old Testament saints were looking and waiting for: and who, doubtless, was upon the mind and in the view of the prophet when he uttered these words,

my God will hear me; this is the language of faith, both to say that God was his God, and that he would hear and answer him; the former is the ground of the latter; God has an ear to hear when his people cry; and sooner or later it appears that he does hear, by giving an answer of peace unto them, which issues in their salvation they have been praying, looking, and waiting for. The Targum is,

"my God will receive my prayer.''

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. Therefore I will look unto the Lord—as if no one else were before mine eyes. We must not only "look unto the Lord," but also "wait for Him." Having no hope from man (Mic 7:5, 6), Micah speaks in the name of Israel, who herein, taught by chastisement (Mic 7:4) to feel her sin (Mic 7:9), casts herself on the Lord as her only hope," in patient waiting (La 3:26). She did so under the Babylonian captivity; she shall do so again hereafter when the spirit of grace shall be poured on her (Zec 12:10-13).

Micah 7:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Israel Looks to the Lord
7But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. 8Do 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.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:18
"I look for your deliverance, LORD.

Psalm 4:3
Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Isaiah 17:7
In that day people will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 25:9
In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."

Isaiah 45:22
"Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

Daniel 3:17
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty's hand.

Hosea 12:6
But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.

Joel 1:19
To you, LORD, I call, for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

Habakkuk 2:1
I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

I will look.

Psalm 34:5,6 They looked to him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed…

Psalm 55:16,17 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me…

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

Psalm 142:4,5 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that …

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of …

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am …

Habakkuk 3:17-19 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in …

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another …

wait.

Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 25:5 Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; …

Psalm 27:12-14 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses …

Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because …

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry…

Psalm 62:1-8 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation…

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for …

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited …

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

Luke 2:25-32 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; …

my God.

Psalm 4:2,3 O you sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame? how …

Psalm 38:15 For in you, O LORD, do I hope: you will hear, O Lord my God.

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 65:2 O you that hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

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