The promise that he would "bless all the families of the earth" in Abraham is now being fulfilled in the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. He will have compassion upon us again, tread down our transgressions; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. II. An antecedent liability to punishment. In human pardon there is nothing remarkable save this, that it is often remarkably slow in coming, and as remarkably ungracious when it does come; and that when it is born it is remarkably short lived. The particular turn of the language of the text appears to be taken from the destruction of the hosts of Egypt in the Red Sea. God provides that His act of grace shall never be repealed. 1. They stop at nothing to get wealth, lying in wait for blood, that they may seize the spoil of the innocent; and, like wild beasts, hunting their very brethren into their toils, that they may plunder and oppress them. This is not the language of enthusiastic presumption, but of inspired and rational assurance; it is founded on--. When God takes away the guilt of sin that it may not condemn us, He takes away also the power of sin that it may not rule us. He does not see it on me, because He saw it on Him. 4. and now are they answered, Lo! Which thou swarest to our fathers in the days of old. We cannot receive them on the ground of personal worthiness or human merit. The word “pardoneth” in the Hebrew means “to lift up and carry away.” Do not run away with the idea that pardoning is only a matter of uttering a word. 2. 4. meaning that 's an unfriendly friend. 2. Taking away iniquity, and passing over transgression! With Him beside us the whole matter passes beyond mere hopefulness into utter assurance. The Scripture is very plain and express upon this point. ), You see the Thames as it goes sluggishly down through the arches, carrying with it endless impurity and corruption. God's Promises For The Hungry Heart, Twelve. He retains not forever his anger; He will turn again - who seemed to be turned away from us when we were turned away from Him. 3. cast … into … depths of the sea—never to rise again to view, buried out of sight in eternal oblivion: not merely at the shore side, where they may rise again. Even in the midst of strong warnings to Judah, Micah includes the hope that God will relent on the promised judgment if they will turn from evil. II. Study Micah 7 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 15:1,4-5 and Micah 7:19. It is crime, and crime must ever expose to punishment. And Cicero (y), speaking of the law of the Romans for the punishment of parricides, which ordered that they should be sewed up alive in sacks, and cast into the river, observes the wisdom and propriety of it; they would not, says he, have them cast naked into the river, lest, when they should be carried into the sea, they should pollute that by which other things that are defiled are thought to be expiated. Paul goes on to emphasize two attributes of God, namely, God’s mercy/compassion (read Ps. 53. There is no cluster to eat, no society of upright men to join with; my soul desired the first ripe fruit, longed for the converse of such as had the first fruits of the Spirit, as the holy men of old; but there were none remaining. For instance, "Aquila the proselyte divided an inheritance with his brother (a Gentile), and he cast the profit of it into the salt sea: three doctors there were; one said, the price of the idol he cast into the salt sea; another said, he cast the price of his part of the idol into the salt sea; and the other said, he cast the idol itself into the salt sea (u). See Matthew 8:26 cf. 1. 6. same rhetorical question, Exod. ibid. If, then, God may be said in a metaphor to cast sin into the sea, may we not literally say the same of the suffering? The necessity of repentance and faith. The glory of God is His ability and willingness to forgive. With wonder, love, and praise, the prophet beholds what God is about to do for his church. Yea, thou wilt cast into the depths of the sea all their sins; He will have compassion upon us again, tread down our transgressions; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Thou wilt cast: here is a hypallage of the person from the third to the second person, yet without any lessening the sense in strength or clearness. Without the subjugation of evil propensities, pardon would not be a blessing.” — Ed. I. Micah admits his own weakness and admits that only the Lord’s power can "bring him forth to the light". So Iphigenia is made to sayF26Euripides in Tauro. “Pardoneth iniquity.” While in everything God is incomparable, He is most unrivalled in the “matter of forgiving. (y) Oratio 2. pro Sexto Roscio. (Calmet). He will then tread down our iniquities; and he will cast (203) into the depth of the sea all their sins; that is our sins shall not come in remembrance before him. It is His sole prerogative to absolve our crimes and purify our souls. And for this, for ever and for ever praise the Lord, O my soul! He freely and graciously pardons and saves the truly penitent, for the glory of His name, through the merits of the Redeemer. Compare Jeremiah 50:20, "In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none: and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found; for I will pardon them whom I reserve." As their ruin was so utter that they were to be seen alive no more forever, it implies that our great spiritual tyrants and foes, our sins, shall, when God by His Spirit arises to subdue them, be as completely cast out, and their final penalty be as thoroughly put away, as though they were buried in the depths of the sea. Infinite mercy has graciously provided a way of salvation, by faith in Jesus Christ, which is perfectly consistent with Divine justice, and admirably suited to the necessitous circumstances of the “world that lieth in wickedness.”, I. What the sea is said typically to do for the former, it often actually does for the latter. Never dream of managing your sins yourself. This then is the true logic of religion, that is, when we are persuaded that God is reconcilable and easily pacified, because he is by nature inclined to mercy, and also, when we thus apply this doctrine to ourselves, or to our own peculiar benefit, — As God is by nature merciful, I shall therefore know and find him to be so. 3. NIV, Starting Place Study Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print: An Introductory Exploration of Studying God's Word. There is the great blue sky which has swallowed up the smoke and gloom of a thousand years, and its azure splendour is unspoiled. Give your welcome, then, to Him who conquers this haunting throng on your behalf. Again it is saidF23Ibid. 25. He would do away with their sins as surely as someone gets rid of something permanently by throwing it into the sea (cf. 2) The fulfillment of His oath to Abraham and Jacob long ago. He will subdue our iniquities; as our enemies and his, God will break the power, abolish the dominion of sin, which whilst it reigned provoked God and undid us, it polluted and ruined us; but God will pardon the guilt and abrogate the law of sin, and so restore his people, suitable to that Ezekiel 36:29-34. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. The casting of sins into the sea indicated that they would be put completely out of God's sight, "as far as the east is from the west" (Psalms 103:12), and remembered no more forever (Jeremiah 31:34), and "blotted out" (Acts 3:19). The whole is a beautiful prediction of gospel grace and mercy. And then were the greater part to fall away, we should not fail in our faith; for God preserves the remnant in a wonderful manner. ", "You will subdue our iniquities; and will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. In human governments it is exercised with most cautious limitations. When sinners return unto God with penitent and believing hearts, He graciously forgives their transgressions, and heals their backslidings. But yield it shall, for God will subdue it. Micah 7:19 He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. As they, which "sank as lead in the mighty waters" Exodus 15:10, never again rose, so shall the sins, unless revived by us, not rise against us to condemnation, but shall in the Day of Judgment be sunk in the abyss of hell, as if they had never been. Brown. Psychology of Forgiveness. Sorrow for Israel’s Sins - Woe is me! He will turn again - to us, from having been turned away from us. They once tauntingly asked, Where is the Lord thy God? To have his unbelief, infidelity, worldly-mindedness, pride, and covetousness subdued by the grace of God, its power taken out of it, its dominion dethroned, its authority destroyed, and its strength weakened and diminished, that he may not be under the dominion of any lust, or carried away by the strength of any secret or open sin, but may walk before God in the light of his countenance, as desirous to know his will and do it—this is the desire and breathing of every one that knows sin in its guilt, filth, and power. Do what you may, be where you may, live how you may, watch and pray how you may, keep silent and separate from the world or even from your own family how you may, sin still moves, lives, Acts, works, and often brings you into guilt and bondage. Holy Scripture says emphatically of man under the law, that he was sold under sin Romans 7:14, a slave under a hard master, oppressed, weighed down, and unable to throw off the bondage. He will have compassion upon us; with tender bowels he will show himself gracious to us, Jonah 3:9. rehem) on the Israelites, as He had done so often in their history (cf. Forgiveness. Your sins now may seem to be all alive in your breast, and every one of them to bring accusation upon accusation against you. The Heathens used sea water for the purgation and expiation of sin; hence the poetF24"Suscipit, O Gelli, quantum non ultima Thetis, Nec genitor lympharum abluit Oceanus". Until then we be thus persuaded, let us know that we have made but little progress in the school of God. “Pity,” רטחם, is tender compassion; the noun in the plural number is used to designate the bowels. The prophet's prayer on the behalf of his people, Feed thy people with thy rod, directing them in their way, and bringing them into green pastures; the flock of thine heritage, whom he had as a nation called to be a peculiar people; which dwell solitarily in the wood, separated from the rest of mankind, to preserve the worship of Jehovah, the one true and only God; and even in their captivity unmixed with the nations; in the midst of Carmel, scattered in Assyria, as sheep upon a mountain without a shepherd: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old, in the richest pastures, abounding in all blessings spiritual and temporal; as will be the case when they shall be gathered from their dispersion into the gospel-church, and made one fold with the Gentiles under one shepherd. He will turn again, and have compassion upon us. 7:17 "They will lick the dust like a serpent, Away. We hence learn what I have said before — that God cannot be worshipped sincerely and from the heart until this conviction be fixed and deeply rooted in our hearts, that God is merciful, not in general, but toward us, because we have been once adopted by him and are his heritage. McKeating stressed its importance thus: Therefore, instead of reading the alternate passages of doom and blessing as the blundering result of some "editor's" rearranging of the text of this prophecy, may men read the one as applicable to the disobedient, and the other as glorious encouragement for the "righteous remnant." It is not a prayer for God to do the glorious things mentioned, but a promise that "HE WILL DO THEM." He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Under the Gospel, God, he says, would subdue sin “under us,” and make it, as it were, our “footstool.” It is a Gospel before the Gospel. “He will subdue, or trample under foot” Joel 2:14, our worst enemy, “our iniquities”, as He saith, “He shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly” Romans 16:20. He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. Sin subdued is the next greatest blessing to sin pardoned; and wherever God pardons sin, he subdues sin; for the same grace which saves sanctifies; the same grace which casts sin behind God"s back, puts its foot upon the corruptions of the believer, and … The faithful man has perished from the earth, And there is no one upright among men. “Into the sea,” and into the deep places of the sea; far to seaward, where the sounding line descends in miles--buried, without resurrection, for evermore. And Thou wilt cast - - Not, some (“for it is impious to look for a half-pardon from God”) but - “all their sins into the depths of the sea”, so that as in the passage of the Red Sea there was not one Egyptian left of those who pursued His people, so neither shall there be one sin, which, through Baptism and on Repentance, shall not through His free mercy be pardoned. You watch the inky stream as it pours along day and night, and you think it will pollute the world. Therefore will I look unto the Lord ] "Therefore," inasmuch as there is no faith nor fair dealing among men, "I will look unto the Lord"; look wishly and intently, as a watchman in his watch tower doth look as far as ever he can see on every side. The Divine One as effecting the conquest of human sins. God only is perfect in the art of pardoning. “There is no ground,” he says, “for rejecting the radical idea of trampling under foot as enemies. Since then God loves mercy, he will return, he will have mercy on us The context here ought to be observed by us; for it would avail us but little to understand, I know not what, concerning God’s mercy, and to preach in general the free remission of sins, except we come to the application, that is, except each of the faithful believed that God, for his own sake, is merciful, as soon as he is called upon. Sin subdued is the next greatest blessing to sin pardoned; and wherever God pardons sin, he subdues sin; for the same grace which saves sanctifies; the same grace which casts sin behind God"s back, puts its foot upon the corruptions of the believer, and prevents iniquity from having dominion over him. In the day that thy walls are to be built, the walls of Jerusalem, after their return from Babylon; in that day shall the decree be far removed, which obstructed the building for a while. All their sins; a usual expression in Scripture to set forth the full and eternal pardon of sin; here it is emphatical, all their sins. 1. The forgiven man is delivered from punishment. It is wonderful how the ocean has kept its purity, and how the sky has taken the breath of the millions and the smoke of the furnaces, and yet it is as pure as the day God made it. 2. Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the lovingkindness to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.". In the text God’s pardon is described by four words--. "You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea." and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea, He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us, And thou wilt cast all their sins into the bottom of the sea. As they, which “sank as lead in the mighty waters” Exodus 15:10, never again rose, so shall the sins, unless revived by us, not rise against us to condemnation, but shall in the Day of Judgment be sunk in the abyss of hell, as if they had never been. When God forgives He does it in a style worthy of Himself. “Our iniquities.” “Our sins,”--is it possible for us to be quite rid of these? A. Ver. "In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none: and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found; for I will pardon them whom I reserve. Our sins are here represented as our enemies; God subdues them; and then in the next line the simile is continued, they are to be drowned like Pharaoh and his hosts in the depths of the sea. He will be a light in our “darkness”. our … their — change of person. — How so? Some who have entrusted themselves to God’s grace are still timid and doubtful as to whether it can really be all, and once for all, and irrecoverably, settled about those sins of theirs. 2. Drusius reads, convertetur, scil. When God takes all our iniquities with his own hand, and casts them with his own arm into the depths of the sea, they will never come out of those depths to witness against the family of God in the great and terrible day. Though our sins have been going up to heaven through the generations, yet though thy sins are as crimson, they shall be as wool, as white as snow. Vid. He will subdue our iniquities: — , to aggravate the wickedness of a very wicked man, observes, that the ocean itself could not wash away his sins. God will hear us. None can be found like him for the perfections of his nature, and the works of his providence and grace; especially that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage; this being God's distinguishing glory, that he is a pardoning God; and this above all things raises the admiration, and engages the affections of the miserable, broken-hearted sinner: he retaineth not his anger for ever; though for a time, by our unfaithfulness, we provoke him to visit our iniquities with the rod, and our sin with scourges, he is not implacable nor inexorable, if we look to him in true contrition; but ready to receive the returning soul, because he delighteth in mercy, and waits to be gracious; more ready to pardon than we to pray, and willing to give exceeding abundantly beyond all that we can ask or think. Micah 7:19 NKJV - He will again have compassion on us, - Bible Gateway He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. We are apt to think lightly of sins. What God is like thee! For instance, "Aquila the proselyte divided an inheritance with his brother (a Gentile), and he cast the profit of it into the salt sea: three doctors there were; one said, the price of the idol he cast into the salt sea; another said, he cast the price of his part of the idol into the salt sea; and the other said, he cast the idol itself into the salt seaF21T. God will forgive all types of Israel"s sins. As Israel's foe, Babylon-both the literal and the spiritual Babylon-shall sink to rise no more: like the stone cast by Seraiah into the Euphrates (in Jeremiah 51:61-64), and like "the great millstone" cast by the angel into the sea (in Revelation 18:21), so Israel's sins shall be "cast into the depths," never to rise against her. ((x) "Suscipit, O Gelli, quantum non ultima Thetis, Nec genitor lympharum abluit Oceanus". The Targum is, "and he will cast into the depths of the sea all the sins of Israel;'', and it may denote their being loathsome and abominable to him, and therefore here cast by him. This wholly destroys the striking character of the passage. It is full of majestic music. Against the remnant of his heritage ibid. But if God has had mercy upon us he has cast all our sins with his own hands into the depths of the sea, and those sins have no more eyes to look at us with angry indignation, have no more tongues to speak against us in voices of accusation, have no more life in them to rise up and testify that they have been committed by us, that God"s law has been broken by them, and that therefore we are under its condemnation and curse. With so much of injury and destructiveness connected with the sea, there is also bound up much of benefit; benefit especially to suffering humanity, in the multiform maladies which embitter our existence. 19. Why? He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. “Subdue,” or trample under foot, is rendered “cover” by Newcome, on the ground of this being the meaning of כבש in Chaldee. And CiceroF25Oratio 2. pro Sexto Roscio. “And passeth by the transgression.” Transgression here means “rebellion.” “Passeth by,”--that is, as if He did not see it. God would pardon; and He, not we, would subdue sin to us. I. It is very common in Jewish writings to say of anything that is useless, abominable, accursed, and utterly rejected, that it is to be east into the salt sea. 3. that the sea washes away all the sins of men. This sin is crying out for vengeance, and that for punishment. How to Forgive When It Seems Impossible . (u) T. Hieros. 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all t their sins into the depths of the sea. These last two verses are in no sense "a doxology." this is our God, and we have waited for him: mine eye shall behold her; their enemies, reduced to the lowest state of abject wretchedness; now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets: which was fulfilled in the conquest of Babylon by the Persians, and shall be proved true in the destruction of all the foes of God's spiritual faithful Israel. In fine at the end he will so mortify the deeds of the body by his Spirit, that sin shall not have dominion over us, Romans 6:14, shall not play Rex King in us; the traveller shall not become the man of the house, as Nathan’s parable speaketh. When we “we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” . This the Church knows, and therefore cries after him, "Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart," Song of Solomon 8:14, which when it fleeth looketh behind it, saith the Chaldee paraphrast there. I. 7:20 Thou wilt perform the u truth to Jacob, [and] the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old. Micah may have had the drowning of the Egyptian host in his mind when he penned this passage. The R.V. A. Micah 7:18 = Because God delights in showing mercy. [29] Before concluding this study of Micah, we again call attention to the "remnant" concept which appears on every page of it. Subdue. All reverence of parents was banished, the son dishonoureth the father, speaking contemptuously of him, behaving disrespectfully and disobediently; and the daughter riseth up against the mother, with sauciness unbecoming her sex, as well as her relation; the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's enemies are the men of his own house; his children, his servants, who should he most solicitous to advance his interest, conspiring to ruin him. (z) Euripides in Tauro. They swarm round us, and we cannot subdue them. “He will turn,” etc. Henderson’s remarks on this point are very excellent. All the terms imply something wrong, and the wrong is moral. 2. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us] Here is the pith and power of faith, particularly applying promises to a man’s self. The ASV should be followed here. put no confident in a guard. has, “He will trample under foot our iniquities.” When God forgives the guilt of a sinner’s sins He breaks their power. Micah 7:19. So Iphigenia is made to say (z) that the sea washes away all the sins of men. And Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea, God putting away the iniquity of His people, The mercies and promises of the Old Testament were but the outline of the glory thereafter to be revealed. The Septuagint renders it επιστρεψει—He will return. 1. Cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. God is disposed to forgive. Catullus. Professes his confidence in God. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea. '', "a sin offering, whose owner is dead, goes into the salt sea.''. Meaning Learn how to shutup at … The new figure substantially repeats the sense of the other; yet it advances further, and is more vividly full of the gracious truth upon this subject. Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham; the faithfulness of God is engaged to every faithful soul for the fulfilment of the covenant, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible that God should lie, we might have strong consolation who have fled for refuge, to lay hold of the hope set before us. And lastly, let us know, that whenever we flee to God for mercy, pardon is ever ready for us, not that we may indulge in sin, or take liberty to commit it, but that we may confess our faults and that our guilt may appear before our eyes: let us know, that the door is open to us; for God of his own good will presents himself to us as one ready to be reconciled. We yield them quarter, rations, parole, friendship. Note; It is a sad symptom of a nation's ruin, when good men are taken away, and they who rise up in their places appear utterly degenerated from the piety of their ancestors. He has seen it once. It is much to be released from sin’s captivity, to have its iron yoke removed, and the foul garments of its bondage torn away. ”). Omnipotence alone is equal to this glorious’ achievement. 2. We are not only guilty, but depraved. A man seldom forgives without first humiliating. The blessings piously anticipated. Their insulting foes shall then be confounded, silent with shame, and stopping their ears, as unwilling to hear the wonders of God's love towards his faithful ones. 19. Micah 7:19 "He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." Yahweh would again have compassion (tender, heartfelt concern, Heb. This is an apostrophe of the prophet unto God. You will cast out all our sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19). Note; Nothing shews an abandoned heart more strongly than contempt of parental authority. 3. “Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” That is how God puts away the sins of His people. The Divine One as effecting the destruction and oblivion of human sins. God’s Word has given us image after image of how He wipes our sins from memory: He blots them out. Because of this moral wrong there must be a liability to punishment. This conclusion, then, is to be borne in mind, — “God forgives the remnant of his heritage, because he is by nature inclined to show mercy: he will therefore be merciful to us, for we are of the number of his people.” Except we lay hold on this conclusion, “He will therefore show mercy to us,” whatever we have heard or said respecting God’s goodness will vanish away. Micah 7:19 proclaims that God has taken measures to trample down sin, and hurl it into the sea. Micah 7:19 in all English translations. Bible Gateway Recommends. 145:9—compassion in NIV; read Micah 7:19) and God’s comfort (quote Isa. He subdues them, meaning He hunts them down and captures them. The possibility of pardon and holiness. He will turn again,.... From his anger, and show his face and favour; which is not inconsistent with his everlasting and unchangeable love; for anger is not opposite to love, and is only a displicency at sin, and not at the persons of his people; and, properly speaking, is not in God; is rather in appearance than in reality; when his people sin against him, he shows himself as if he was angry; he turns away from them, and withdraws his gracious presence and sensible communion from them; but when they are brought to a sense of sin, and acknowledgment of it, he returns to them, manifests his love to them again, and applies his pardoning grace, which is the thing believed would be done; it is only another expression of that, as all the rest that follow are: the prophet, or the church, dwells on this article of grace, and heaps up words to express it by, as if they could never say too much or it, or sufficiently explain it. Micah 7:5-6. I will look unto the Lord, since no dependence was to be placed on man; I will wait for the God of my salvation, for the performance of his promises, the removal of the present distresses, or for Christ's appearing, whose incarnation the good men of old so earnestly desired; my God will hear me, and answer my prayers, of which also all his believing people may be confident, when they patiently wait upon him. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; though cast down, God's believing people were not destroyed from the face of the earth; and short would be the triumphing of their enemies; when I fall, I shall arise, strengthened with divine power; when I sit in darkness, disconsolate, dejected, the Lord shall be a light unto me, reviving, comforting, and quickening me, and bringing me out of all my afflictions; and thus at all times ought believers to stay themselves upon him. When God forgives the guilt He says: “I will do more--I will put My foot down on the neck of your iniquities.”, IV. 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