7 O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the Lord straitened [1] are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

Other Translations of Micah 2:7

New International Version

7 You descendants of Jacob, should it be said, "Does the Lord becomeOr "Is the Spirit of the " Lord impatient? Does he do such things?" "Do not my words do good to the one whose ways are upright?

English Standard Version

7 Should this be said, O house of Jacob? Has the Lord grown impatient?Hebrew Has the spirit of the Lord grown short? Are these his deeds? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly?

The Message

7 Talk like this to the family of Jacob? Does God lose his temper? Is this the way he acts? Isn't he on the side of good people? Doesn't he help those who help themselves?"

New King James Version

7 You who are named the house of Jacob: "Is the Spirit of the Lord restricted? Are these His doings? Do not My words do good To him who walks uprightly?

New Living Translation

7 Should you talk that way, O family of Israel? Will the Lord 's Spirit have patience with such behavior? If you would do what is right, you would find my words comforting.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Micah 2:7

Commentary on Micah 2:6-11

(Read Micah 2:6-11)

Since they say, "Prophesy not," God will take them at their word, and their sin shall be their punishment. Let the physician no longer attend the patient that will not be healed. Those are enemies, not only to God, but to their country, who silence good ministers, and stop the means of grace. What bonds will hold those who have no reverence for God's word? Sinners cannot expect to rest in a land they have polluted. You shall not only be obliged to depart out of this land, but it shall destroy you. Apply this to our state in this present world. There is corruption in the world through lust, and we should keep at a distance from it. It is not our rest: it was designed for our passage, but not for our portion; our inn, but not our home; here we have no continuing city; let us therefore arise and depart, let us seek a continuing city above. Since they will be deceived, let them be deceived. Teachers who recommend self-indulgence by their doctrine and example, best suit such sinners.