Parallel Bible VersionsHebrew Bible Study Tools

Micah 2:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Shall it be said, O house of Jacob, Is the Spirit of Jehovah straitened? are these his doings? Do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— O [thou that art] named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Is it being said, O house of Jacob: ‘Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient? Are these His doings?’ Do not My words do good To the one walking uprightly?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— O [thou that art] named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— O thou [that art] named the house of Jacob, Is Jehovah impatient? are these his doings? Do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— O thou who art said to be the house of Jacob, Is the spirit of Yahweh, impatient? Or are, these, his doings? Are not, his words, pleasant to him who is upright in his walk?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Doth the house of Jacob say, 'Hath the Spirit of Jehovah been shortened? Are these His doings?' Do not My words benefit the people that is walking uprightly?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The house of Jacob saith: Is the Spirit of the Lord straitened or are these his thoughts? Are not my words good to him that walketh uprightly?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— O thou that art named the house of Iacob, is the Spirit of the LORD straitned? [are] these his doings? doe not my words do good to him that walketh vprightly?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— who says, The house of Jacob has provoked the Spirit of the Lord; are not these his practices? Are not the Lord's words right with him? and have they not proceeded correctly?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— O [thou that art] named the house of Yaaqov, is the spirit of Yahweh straitened? [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
O [thou that art] named 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Ya`kv יַעֲקֹב, 3290
{3290} Prime
From H6117; heel catcher (that is, supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch.
is the spirit 7307
{7307} Prime
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
straitened? 7114
{7114} Prime
A primitive root; to dock off, that is, curtail (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively); especially to harvest (grass or grain).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[are] these x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
his doings? 4611
{4611} Prime
From H5953; an act (good or bad).
do not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
my words 1697
{1697} Prime
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
do good 3190
{3190} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
to x5973
(5973) Complement
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
him that walketh 1980
{1980} Prime
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
uprightly? 3477
{3477} Prime
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Micah 2:7

_ _ O thou ... named the house of Jacob — priding thyself on the name, though having naught of the spirit, of thy progenitor. Also, bearing the name which ought to remind thee of God’s favors granted to thee because of His covenant with Jacob.

_ _ is the Spirit of the Lord straitened? — Is His compassion contracted within narrower limits now than formerly, so that He should delight in your destruction (compare Psalms 77:7-9; Isaiah 59:1, Isaiah 59:2)?

_ _ are these his doings? — that is, Are such threatenings His delight? Ye dislike the prophets’ threatenings (Micah 2:6): but who is to blame? Not God, for He delights in blessing, rather than threatening; but yourselves (Micah 2:8) who provoke His threatenings [Grotius]. Calvin translates, “Are your doings such as are prescribed by Him?” Ye boast of being God’s peculiar people: Do ye then conform your lives to God’s law?

_ _ do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly — Are not My words good to the upright? If your ways were upright, My words would not be threatening (compare Psalms 18:26; Matthew 11:19; John 7:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Micah 2:6-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Micah 2:7

That art named — You are in name, not in truth, the seed of Jacob. Straitened — The power, wisdom, and kindness of God is not less now than formerly. Are these — Are these severe proceedings the doings your God delighteth in? Do not my words — My words promise all good, to those that with honest hearts walk in the ways of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Micah 2:7

O [thou that art] named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? (f) [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him (g) that walketh uprightly?

(f) Are these your works according to his Law?

(g) Do not the godly find my words comfortable?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Micah 3:9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
Isaiah 48:1-2 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness. ... For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts [is] his name.
Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Jeremiah 2:4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:
Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
John 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Romans 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: ... But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.
Romans 9:6-13 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: ... As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.


Numbers 11:23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
Isaiah 50:2 Wherefore, when I came, [was there] no man? when I called, [was there] none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because [there is] no water, and dieth for thirst.
Isaiah 59:1-2 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: ... But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
2 Corinthians 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

or, shortened

do not:

Psalms 19:7-11 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. ... Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great reward.
Psalms 119:70-71 Their heart is as fat as grease; [but] I delight in thy law. ... [It is] good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Psalms 119:92-93 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. ... I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
Psalms 119:99-103 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation. ... How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
Romans 7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.


Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD [is] strength to the upright: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but [he that is] perverse in his ways despiseth him.
Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
Hosea 14:9 Who [is] wise, and he shall understand these [things]? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Heb. upright
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes

Chain-Reference Bible Search

Nu 11:23. Ps 15:2; 19:7; 84:11; 119:70, 92, 99. Pv 2:7; 10:9, 29; 14:2; 28:18. Is 48:1; 50:2; 58:1; 59:1. Jr 2:4; 15:16. Ho 14:9. Mi 3:9. Zc 4:6. Mt 3:8. Jn 8:39. Ro 2:28; 7:13; 9:6. 2Co 6:12. 2Ti 3:5.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Micah 2:7.

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Micah 2:7

Recent Chat Bible Comments