13 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

Other Translations of Micah 7:13

New International Version

13 The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.

English Standard Version

13 But the earth will be desolate because of its inhabitants, for the fruit of their deeds.

The Message

13 But there'll be a reversal for everyone else - massive depopulation - because of the way they lived, the things they did.

New King James Version

13 Yet the land shall be desolate Because of those who dwell in it, And for the fruit of their deeds.

New Living Translation

13 But the land will become empty and desolate because of the wickedness of those who live there.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Micah 7:13

Commentary on Micah 7:8-13

(Read Micah 7:8-13)

Those truly penitent for sin, will see great reason to be patient under affliction. When we complain to the Lord of the badness of the times, we ought to complain against ourselves for the badness of our hearts. We must depend upon God to work deliverance for us in due time. We must not only look to him, but look for him. In our greatest distresses, we shall see no reason to despair of salvation, if by faith we look to the Lord as the God of our salvation. Though enemies triumph and insult, they shall be silenced and put to shame. Though Zion's walls may long be in ruins, there will come a day when they shall be repaired. Israel shall come from all the remote parts, not turning back for discouragements. Though our enemies may seem to prevail against us, and to rejoice over us, we should not despond. Though cast down, we are not destroyed; we may join hope in God's mercy, with submission to his correction. No hinderances can prevent the favours the Lord intends for his church.