SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:1 Â¶ Â¡Ay de mí! Que he venido a ser como cuando han cogido los frutos del verano, como cuando han rebuscado después de la vendimia, que no queda racimo para comer; mi alma deseó los primeros frutos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Micah 7:1 Verse 1. Wo is me!] This is a continuation of the preceding discourse.
And here the prophet points out the small number of the upright to be found in the land. He himself seemed to be the only person who was on God's side; and he considers himself as a solitary grape, which had escaped the general gathering. The word Åq kayits, which is sometimes used for summer, and summer fruits in general, is here translated late figs; and may here, says Bishop Newcome, be opposed to the early ripe fig of superior quality. See on Hos. ix. 10, and Amos viii. 1, 2. He desired to see the first-ripe fruit-distinguished and eminent piety; but he found nothing but a very imperfect or spurious kind of godliness.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Woe is me ! etc.] Alas for me unhappy man that I am, to live in such an age, and among such a people, as I do! this the prophet says in his own name, or in the name of the church and people of God in his time; so Isaiah, who was contemporary with him, ( Isaiah 6:5); see also ( <19C005> Psalm 120:5,6); for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage ; when there are only an apple or a pear or two, or such sort of fruit, and such a quantity of it left on the top of the tree, or on the outermost branches of it, after the rest are gathered in; or a few single grapes here and there, after the vintage is over; signifying either that he was like Elijah left alone, or however that the number of good men were very few; or that there were very few gathered in by his ministry, converted, taught, and instructed by it; or those that had the name of good men were but very indifferent, and not like those who were in times past; but were as refuse fruit left on trees, and dropped from thence when rotten, and when gathered up were good for little, and like single grapes, small and withered, and of no value; (see Isaiah 17:6); [there is] no cluster to eat ; no large number or society of good men to converse with, only here and there a single person; and none that have an abundance of grace and goodness in them, and a large experience of spiritual and divine things; few that attend the ministry of the word; they do not come in clusters, in crowds; and fewer still that receive any advantage by it; my soul desired the first ripe fruit ; the company and conversation of such good men as lived in former times; who had the firstfruits of the Spirit, and arrived to a maturity of grace, and a lively exercise of it; and who were, in the age of the prophet, as scarce and rare as first ripe fruits, and as desirable as such were to a thirsty traveller; (see Hosea 9:10). The Targum is, “the prophet said, woe unto me, because I am as when good men fail, in a time in which merciful men perish from the earth; behold, as the summer fruits, as the gleanings after the vintage, there is no man in whom there are good works; my soul desires good men.”
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-7 - The prophet bemoans himself that he lived among a people ripening apac for ruin, in which many good persons would suffer. Men had no comfort no satisfaction in their own families or in their nearest relations Contempt and violation of domestic duties are a sad symptom of universal corruption. Those are never likely to come to good who ar undutiful to their parents. The prophet saw no safety or comfort but in looking to the Lord, and waiting on God his salvation. When unde trials, we should look continually to our Divine Redeemer, that we ma have strength and grace to trust in him, and to be examples to thos around us.
Original Hebrew אללי 480 לי כי 3588 הייתי 1961 כאספי 625 קיץ 7019 כעללת 5955 בציר 1210 אין 369 אשׁכול 811 לאכול 398 בכורה 1063 אותה 183 נפשׁי׃ 5315