Micah 1:12
New International Version
Those who live in Maroth writhe in pain, waiting for relief, because disaster has come from the LORD, even to the gate of Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
The people of Maroth anxiously wait for relief, but only bitterness awaits them as the LORD's judgment reaches even to the gates of Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
For the inhabitants of Maroth wait anxiously for good, because disaster has come down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
For the residents of Maroth pined for good, but calamity came down from the LORD, even to the gate of Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
For the inhabitant of Maroth Becomes weak waiting for good, Because a calamity has come down from the LORD To the gate of Jerusalem.

King James Bible
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
Though the residents of Maroth anxiously wait for something good, disaster has come from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone in Maroth hoped for the best, but the LORD sent disaster down on Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
The people of Maroth anxiously wait for relief, because the LORD has brought disaster close to Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though the residents of Maroth anxiously wait for something good, disaster has come from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
Even though the inhabitants of Maroth long for success, nevertheless evil descended from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

NET Bible
Indeed, the residents of Maroth hope for something good to happen, though the LORD has sent disaster against the city of Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
For the inhabitant of Maroth waits anxiously for good, because evil has come down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wait anxiously for good, inhabitants of Maroth. From the LORD disaster will come on the gates of Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the inhabitant of Maroth waiteth anxiously for good; Because evil is come down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
For the inhabitant of Maroth Becomes weak waiting for good, Because a calamity has come down from the LORD To the gate of Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the inhabitant of Maroth was pained because of good; therefore evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited anxiously for good: but disaster came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.

American King James Version
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
For the inhabitant of Maroth waiteth anxiously for good, because evil is come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who has begun to act for good to her that dwells in sorrow? for calamities have come down from the Lord upon the gates of Jerusalem,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For she is become weak unto good that dwelleth in bitterness: for evil is come down from the Lord into the gate of Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
For the inhabitress of Maroth waited anxiously for good; but evil hath come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
For the inhabitant of Maroth waiteth anxiously for good: because evil is come down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited anxiously for good: but evil came down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

World English Bible
For the inhabitant of Maroth waits anxiously for good, because evil has come down from Yahweh to the gate of Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
For stayed for good hath the inhabitant of Maroth, For evil hath come down from Jehovah to the gate of Jerusalem.
Study Bible
Weeping and Mourning
11Depart in shameful nakedness, O residents of Shaphir. The inhabitants of Zaanan will not come out. Beth-ezel is in mourning; its support is taken from you. 12For the residents of Maroth pined for good, but calamity came down from the LORD, even to the gate of Jerusalem. 13Harness the horses to the chariot, O inhabitant of Lachish. You were the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion, for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.…
Cross References
Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We hope for light, but there is darkness, for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Jeremiah 14:19
Have You rejected Judah completely? Do You despise Zion? Why have You stricken us so that we are beyond healing? We hoped for peace, but no good has come, and for the time of healing, but there was only terror.

Micah 1:9
For her wound is incurable; it has reached even Judah; it has approached the gate of my people, as far as Jerusalem itself.

Treasury of Scripture

For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

Maroth.

Ruth 1:20
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

waited carefully.

1 Samuel 4:13
And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.

Job 30:26
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Isaiah 59:9-11
Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness…

but.

Micah 1:9
For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

Amos 3:6
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the residents
יוֹשֶׁ֣בֶת (yō·wō·še·ḇeṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of Maroth
מָר֑וֹת (mā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4796: Maroth -- a place in Judah

pined
חָ֥לָֽה (ḥā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2470: To be weak or sick

for good,
לְט֖וֹב (lə·ṭō·wḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

but
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

calamity
רָע֙ (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

came down
יָ֤רַד (yā·raḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

from
מֵאֵ֣ת (mê·’êṯ)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

even to the gate
לְשַׁ֖עַר (lə·ša·‘ar)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

of Jerusalem.
יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel
(12) Waited carefully.--There are various ways of arriving at the interpretation of the words, but the result is the same. The people of Maroth were in distress; they were grieved at the spoiling of their property; they longed for good, but evil was the Lord's decree against Jerusalem.

Verse 12. - Maroth; bitterness. Its site is unknown; but it was in the immediate neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Ewald suggests that it is the same as Maarath (Joshua 15:59), hod. Beit Ummar, six miles north of Hebron. Waited carefully for good; waited, expecting succour. But the better translation is, writhed in anguish on account of good, which they have lost, whether property or liberty. But evil came; for (or, because) evil is come. Unto the gate of Jerusalem (comp. ver. 9). The prophet refers to the invasion of the Assyrian kings, Sargon or Sennacherib, also mentioned by Isaiah (Isaiah 22:7), and the haughty message (Isaiah 36:2). 1:8-16 The prophet laments that Israel's case is desperate; but declare it not in Gath. Gratify not those that make merry with the sins or with the sorrows of God's Israel. Roll thyself in the dust, as mourners used to do; let every house in Jerusalem become a house of Aphrah, a house of dust. When God makes the house dust it becomes us to humble ourselves to the dust under his mighty hand. Many places should share this mourning. The names have meanings which pointed out the miseries coming upon them; thereby to awaken the people to a holy fear of Divine wrath. All refuges but Christ, must be refuges of lies to those who trust in them; other heirs will succeed to every inheritance but that of heaven; and all glory will be turned into shame, except that honour which cometh from God only. Sinners may now disregard their neighbours' sufferings, yet their turn to be punished will some come.
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