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Micah 1

 

 

Introduction
1The time when Micah prophesied.
2He shews the wrath of God against Jacob for idolatry.
10He exhorts to mourning.

Verse 1
The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
Micah
14,15; Jeremiah 26:18
Jotham
2 Chronicles 27:1-32; Isaiah 1:1; Hosea 1:1
which
Amos 1:1; Habakkuk 1:1
concerning
5; Hosea 4:15; 5:5-14; 6:10,11; 8:14; 12:1,2; Amos 2:4-8; 3:1,2; 6:1

Verse 2
Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
all ye people
Heb. ye people all of them. hearken.
6:1,2; Deuteronomy 32:1; Psalms 49:1,2; 50:1; Isaiah 1:2; Jeremiah 22:29; Mark 7:14-16; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22
all that therein is
Heb. the fulness thereof.
Psalms 24:1; 50:12
let
Psalms 50:7; Jeremiah 29:23; Malachi 2:14; 3:5
the Lord from
Psalms 11:4; 28:2; Jonah 2:7; Habakkuk 2:20

Verse 3
For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
cometh
Isaiah 26:21; 64:1,2; Ezekiel 3:12; Hosea 5:14,15
place
Psalms 115:3
and tread
Job 40:12; Isaiah 2:10-19; 25:10; 63:3,4; Amos 4:13
the high
Deuteronomy 32:13; 33:29; Habakkuk 3:19

Verse 4
And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
the mountains
Judges 5:4; Psalms 97:5; Isaiah 64:1-3; Amos 9:5; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:6,10; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 20:11
the valleys
Zechariah 14:4
as wax
Psalms 68:2
a steep place
Heb. a descent.

Verse 5
For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?
the transgression of Jacob
2 Kings 17:7-23; 2 Chronicles 36:14-16; Isaiah 50:1,2; 59:1-15; Jeremiah 2:17,19; Jeremiah 4:18; 5:25; 6:19; Lamentations 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16
is it
1 Kings 13:32; Hosea 7:1; 8:5,6; Amos 6:1; 8:14
they
2 Kings 16:3,4,10-12; 2 Chronicles 28:2-4,23-25

Verse 6
Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
I will make
3:12; 2 Kings 19:25; Isaiah 25:2,12; Jeremiah 9:11; 51:37; Hosea 13:16
and I will pour
Jeremiah 51:25; Lamentations 4:1; Ezekiel 13:14; Habakkuk 3:13; Matthew 24:2

Verse 7
And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
all the graven
Leviticus 26:30; 2 Kings 23:14,15; 2 Chronicles 31:1; 34:6,7; Isaiah 27:9; Hosea 8:6; 10:5,6
the hires
Jeremiah 44:17,18; Hosea 2:5,12
for
Deuteronomy 23:18; Joel 3:3; Revelation 18:3,9,12,13

Verse 8
Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.
I will wail
Isaiah 16:9; 21:3; 22:4; Jeremiah 4:19; 9:1,10,19; 48:36-39
I will go
Isaiah 20:2-4
a wailing
Job 30:29; Psalms 102:6
owls
Heb. daughters of the owl.

Verse 9
For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
her wound is incurable
or, she is grievously sick of her wounds.
Isaiah 1:5,6; Jeremiah 15:18; 30:11-15
it
2 Kings 18:9-13; Isaiah 8:7,8
he
12; 2 Chronicles 32:1-23; Isaiah 10:28-32; 37:22-36

Verse 10
Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.
Declare
2 Samuel 1:20; Amos 5:13; 6:10
Aphrah
i.e., dust.
Joshua 18:23
Ophrah
roll.
Job 2:8; Jeremiah 6:26; Lamentations 3:29

Verse 11
Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, having thy shame naked: the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of Bethezel; he shall receive of you his standing.
Pass
Isaiah 16:2; Jeremiah 48:6,9
thou inhabitant of Saphir
or, thou that dwellest fairly. Heb. inhabitress. having.
8; Isaiah 20:4; 47:2,3; Jeremiah 13:22; Ezekiel 16:37; Nahum 3:5
Zaanan
or, the country of flocks. Beth-ezel. or, a place near.

Verse 12
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
Maroth
Ruth 1:20
waited carefully
or, was grieved.
1 Samuel 4:13; Job 30:26; Isaiah 59:9-11; Jeremiah 8:15; 14:19
but
9; Isaiah 45:7; Amos 3:6

Verse 13
O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.
Lachish
Joshua 15:39; 2 Kings 18:13,14,17; 2 Chronicles 11:9; 32:9; Isaiah 37:8
bind
Genesis 19:17; Isaiah 10:31; Jeremiah 4:29
she
Exodus 32:21; 1 Kings 13:33,34; 14:16; 16:31; Revelation 2:14,20; 18:1-5
for
2 Kings 8:18; 16:3,4; Jeremiah 3:8; Ezekiel 23:11

Verse 14
Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
give
2 Samuel 8:2; 2 Kings 16:8; 18:14-16; 2 Chronicles 16:1-3; Isaiah 30:6
to
or, for. houses.
Psalms 62:9; 118:8,9; 146:3,4
Achzib
that is, a lie.
Joshua 15:44

Verse 15
Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.
will
Isaiah 7:17-25; 10:5,6; Jeremiah 49:1
Mareshah
Joshua 15:44
he, etc
or, the glory of Israel shall come to, etc.
1 Samuel 22:1; Isaiah 10:3
Adullam
Joshua 15:35; 2 Chronicles 11:7

Verse 16
Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee.
bald
Job 1:20; Isaiah 15:2; 22:12; Jeremiah 6:26; 7:29; 16:6; Amos 8:10
thy delicate
Deuteronomy 28:56,57; Isaiah 3:16-26; Lamentations 4:5-8
for
Deuteronomy 28:41; 2 Kings 17:6; Isaiah 39:6,7

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Micah 1:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/micah-1.html.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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