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1Woe is me! For I have become
as when the summer fruit has been gathered,
as when the vintage has been gleaned:
there is no cluster to eat,
no first-ripe fig which my soul desires.
Israel's moral corruption. Mic.7.1-7
2The godly man has perished from the earth,
and there is none upright among men;
they all lie in wait for blood,
and each hunts his brother with a net.
 
3Their hands are upon what is evil, to do it diligently;
the prince and the judge ask for a bribe,
and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul;
thus they weave it together.
 
4The best of them is like a brier,
the most upright of them a thorn hedge.
The day of their watchmen,
of their punishment, has come;
now their confusion is at hand.
 
5Put no trust in a neighbor,
have no confidence in a friend;
guard the doors of your mouth
from her who lies in your bosom;
 
6for the son treats the father with contempt,
the daughter rises up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
 
7But as for me, I will look to the LORD,
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.
 

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