Parallel Bible VersionsHebrew Bible Study Tools

Micah 3:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the seers shall be put to shame, and the diviners confounded; yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for [there is] no answer of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The seers will be ashamed And the diviners will be embarrassed. Indeed, they will all cover [their] mouths Because there is no answer from God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yes, they shall all cover their lips; for [there is] no answer of God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the seers shall be ashamed, and the diviners confounded; and they shall all cover their lips, for there will be no answer of God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the men of vision, shall turn pale, and the diviners, shall blush, and shall put a covering upon their lip, all of them,—because there is no answer of God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And ashamed have been the seers, And confounded have been the diviners, And covered their lip have all of them, For their is no answer, O God.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they shall be confounded that see visions, and the diviners shall be confounded: and they shall all cover their faces, because there is no answer of God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diuiners confounded: yea, they shall all couer their lips; for [there is] no answere of God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the seers of night-visions shall be ashamed, and the prophets shall be laughed to scorn: and all the people shall speak against them, because there shall be none to hearken to them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for [there is] no answer of Elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then shall the seers 2374
{2374} Prime
חוֹזֶה
chozeh
{kho-zeh'}
Active participle of H2372; a beholder in vision; also a compact (as looked upon with approval).
be ashamed, 954
{0954} Prime
בּושׁ
buwsh
{boosh}
A primitive root; properly to pale, that is, by implication to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed, or delayed.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and the diviners 7080
{7080} Prime
קָסַם
qacam
{kaw-sam'}
A primitive root; properly to distribute, that is, determine by lot or magical scroll; by implication to divine.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
confounded: 2659
{2659} Prime
חַפֵר
chapher
{khaw-fare'}
A primitive root (perhaps rather the same as H2658 through the idea of detection): to blush; figuratively to be ashamed, disappointed; causatively to shame, reproach.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
yea, they shall all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
cover 5844
{5844} Prime
עָטָה
`atah
{aw-taw'}
A primitive root; to wrap, that is, cover, veil, clothe or roll.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
their lips; 8222
{8222} Prime
שָׂפָם
sapham
{saw-fawm'}
From H8193; the beard (as a lip piece).
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
[there is] no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
answer 4617
{4617} Prime
מַעֲנֶה
ma`aneh
{mah-an-eh'}
From H6030; a reply (favorable or contradictory).
of lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Micah 3:7

_ _ cover their lips — The Orientals prided themselves on the moustache and beard (“upper lip,” Margin). To cover it, therefore, was a token of shame and sorrow (Leviticus 13:45; Ezekiel 24:17, Ezekiel 24:22). “They shall be so ashamed of themselves as not to dare to open their mouths or boast of the name of prophet” [Calvin].

_ _ there is no answer of God — They shall no more profess to have responses from God, being struck dumb with calamities (Micah 3:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Micah 3:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Micah 3:7

The seers — So called by the deceived people. Cover their lips — Mourners did thus, Ezekiel 24:17, Ezekiel 24:22. So these shall mourn and pine in their shame. No answer — Because the answer they had formerly, pretended to be from God, now appears not to have been from him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Micah 3:7

Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover (f) their lips; for [there is] no answer of God.

(f) When God will reveal them to the world, they will be afraid to speak: for all will know that they were but false prophets, and did give a false notion of the word of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the seers:

Exodus 8:18-19 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. ... Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This [is] the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Exodus 9:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
1 Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for [he that is] now [called] a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
Isaiah 44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise [men] backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
Isaiah 47:12-14 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. ... Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: [there shall] not [be] a coal to warm at, [nor] fire to sit before it.
Daniel 2:9-11 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, [there is but] one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof. ... And [it is] a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
Zechariah 13:4 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
2 Timothy 3:8-9 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. ... But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was.

cover:

Leviticus 13:45 And the leper in whom the plague [is], his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.
Ezekiel 24:17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not [thy] lips, and eat not the bread of men.
Ezekiel 24:22 And ye shall do as I have done: ye shall not cover [your] lips, nor eat the bread of men.

lips:
Heb. upper lip

no:

1 Samuel 14:37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he answered him not that day.
1 Samuel 28:6 And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.
1 Samuel 28:15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
Psalms 74:9 We see not our signs: [there is] no more any prophet: neither [is there] among us any that knoweth how long.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

Ex 8:18; 9:11. Lv 13:45. 1S 9:9; 14:37; 28:6, 15. Ps 74:9. Is 44:25; 47:12. Ezk 24:17, 22. Dn 2:9. Am 8:11. Zc 13:4. 2Ti 3:8.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Micah 3:7.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Micah 3:7


Recent Chat Bible Comments