Micah 1:14
New International Version
Therefore you will give parting gifts to Moresheth Gath. The town of Akzib will prove deceptive to the kings of Israel.

New Living Translation
Send farewell gifts to Moresheth-gath; there is no hope of saving it. The town of Aczib has deceived the kings of Israel.

English Standard Version
Therefore you shall give parting gifts to Moresheth-gath; the houses of Achzib shall be a deceitful thing to the kings of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, send farewell gifts to Moresheth-gath; the houses of Achzib will prove deceptive to the kings of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore you will give parting gifts On behalf of Moresheth-gath; The houses of Achzib will become a deception To the kings of Israel.

King James Bible
Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, send farewell gifts to Moresheth-gath; the houses of Achzib are a deception to the kings of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Now you will have to give a going-away gift to Moresheth. Israel's kings will discover that they cannot trust the town of Achzib.

Good News Translation
And now, people of Judah, say good-bye to the town of Moresheth Gath. The kings of Israel will get no help from the town of Achzib.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, send farewell gifts to Moresheth-gath; the houses of Achzib are a deception to the kings of Israel.

International Standard Version
Therefore give your gifts to Moresheth-gath; that is, the houses of Achzib as a deceitful symbol to the kings of Israel.

NET Bible
Therefore you will have to say farewell to Moresheth Gath. The residents of Achzib will be as disappointing as a dried up well to the kings of Israel.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moresheth Gath. The houses of Achzib will be a deceitful thing to the kings of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why you will give farewell gifts to Moresheth Gath. The town of Achzib will betray the kings of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore shalt thou give a parting gift to Moresheth-gath; The houses of Achzib shall be a deceitful thing unto the kings of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, you will give parting gifts On behalf of Moresheth-gath; The houses of Achzib will become a deception To the kings of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore shalt thou give gifts to Moreshethgath; the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore shall you give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a deceit to the kings of Israel.

American King James Version
Therefore shall you give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

American Standard Version
Therefore shalt thou give a parting gift to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a deceitful thing unto the kings of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore shall he cause men to be sent forth as far as the inheritance of Geth, even vain houses; they are become vanity to the kings of Israel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore shall she send messengers to the inheritance of Geth : the houses of lying to deceive the kings of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore shalt thou give parting-gifts to Moresheth-Gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

English Revised Version
Therefore shalt thou give a parting gift to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a deceitful thing unto the kings of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

World English Bible
Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moresheth Gath. The houses of Achzib will be a deceitful thing to the kings of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore thou givest presents to Moresheth-Gath, The houses of Achzib become a lying thing to the kings of Israel.
Study Bible
Weeping and Mourning
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. 14Therefore, send farewell gifts to Moresheth-gath; the houses of Achzib will prove deceptive to the kings of Israel. 15I will again bring a conqueror against you, O inhabitant of Mareshah. The glory of Israel will come to Adullam.…
Cross References
Joshua 15:44
Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah--nine cities, along with their villages.

2 Kings 16:8
Ahaz also took the silver and gold found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king's palace, and he sent it as a gift to the king of Assyria.

Jeremiah 15:18
Why is my pain unending, and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You have indeed become like a mirage to me--water that is not there.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore shall you give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.

give.

2 Samuel 8:2
And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

2 Kings 16:8
And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 18:14-16
And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold…

to.

Psalm 62:9
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Psalm 118:8,9
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man…

Psalm 146:3,4
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help…

Achzib.

Joshua 15:44
And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:







Lexicon
Therefore,
לָכֵן֙ (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

send
תִּתְּנִ֣י (tit·tə·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

farewell gifts
שִׁלּוּחִ֔ים (šil·lū·ḥîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7964: A sending away, parting gift

to
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Moresheth-gath;
גַּ֑ת (gaṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4182: Moresheth-gath -- 'possession', a place near Gath

the houses
בָּתֵּ֤י (bāt·tê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of Achzib
אַכְזִיב֙ (’aḵ·zîḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 392: Achzib -- 'deceptive', two places in Palestine

[will] prove deceptive
לְאַכְזָ֔ב (lə·’aḵ·zāḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 391: Deceptive, disappointing

to the kings
לְמַלְכֵ֖י (lə·mal·ḵê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(14) Give presents--i.e., thou shalt cease to give to Moresheth-gath the protection due from a husband to a wife: thou shalt give her a bill of divorce. The Hebrew word means either the presents sent with a daughter or the dismissal sent to a wife.

Achzib.--A town on the sea-coast between Accho and Tyre. Its name means false, deceptive; it is used of a river drying up, and disappointing the traveller. In like manner Achzib shall fulfil the import of its name, and prove a lie, a broken reed, to the kings of Israel. (See also Jeremiah 15:18, where the prophet asks God, "Wilt Thou be altogether unto me as a liar [Heb., Achzab], as waters that fail?")

Verse 14. - Therefore. Because Judah has adopted the evil practices of Israel. The prophet here addresses Judah, and continues to do so to the end of the chapter. Shalt thou give presents to Moreshsth-Gath. The "presents" intended are parting gifts, farewell presents. The word is used (1 Kings 9:16) for the dowry given to a daughter when she is married. The meaning, therefore, is that Judah must relinquish all claim to Moresheth. The paronomasia is explained in two ways. As Moresheth may mean "possession," the prophet may be understood to say, "Thou shalt give up possession of Gath's possession." Or the play of words may depend upon the similarity of sound between Moresheth and Meorasah, "Betrothed" (Deuteronomy 22:29), "Thou shalt give dismissal (bill of divorcement) to the city once betrothed to thee." Moresheth-Gath, Micah's birthplace, is placed just south of Beit Jibrin, or Eleutheropolis, about twenty-five miles from Gaza (see Introduction, § II.). The addition of Gath to the name of the town is meant to mark its situation in the immediate neighbourhood of that well known city. So we have Bethlehem-Judah (Judges 17:7), Abel-Maim or Maachah (1 Kings 15:20; 2 Chronicles 16:4). Septuagint, Δώσει ἐξαποστελλομένους ἕως κληρονομίας Γέο, "He shall cause men to be sent forth even to the inheritance of Geth;" Vulgate, Dabit emissarios super heredidatem Geth. To give shilluchim the sense of "messengers" seems to be unprecedented. The houses of Achzib shall be a lie (achzab), a lying, deceiving brook, which disappoints the hope of the wayfarer, like "fundus mendax" (Horat., 'Carm.,' 3:1. 30). Septuagint, οἴκους ματαίους, "vain houses;" Vulgate, domus mendacii. The city shall be yielded to the enemy and lost to the Judaeans. Achzib (Joshua 15:44), hod. Ain Kezbeh, eight miles north of Adullam, is probably the same as Chezib (Genesis 38:5), where Shelah, Judah's son by Tamar, was born. The kings of Israel. "Israel" is here equivalent to Judah, having, according to the prediction of vers. 6, 7, lost its political existence (comp. 2 Chronicles 28:19, where Ahaz is called King of Israel). 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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