SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:23 Maldecid a Meroz, dijo el ángel del SEÑOR; maldecid severamente a sus moradores, porque no vinieron en socorro al SEÑOR, en socorro al SEÑOR contra los fuertes.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 5:23 Verse 23. Curse ye Meroz] Where Meroz was is not known; some suppose it was the same as Merom, nigh to Dotham. The Syriac and Arabic have Merod; but where this was is equally uncertain. It was certainly some city or district, the inhabitants of which would not assist in this war.
Curse ye bitterly] rwra wra oru aror, curse with cursing-use the most awful execrations.
Said the angel of the LORD] That is, Barak, who was Jehovah's angel or messenger in this war; the person sent by God to deliver his people.
To the help of the LORD] That is, to the help of the people of the Lord.
Against the mighty.] µyrwbgb baggibborim, "with the heroes;" that is, Barak and his men, together with Zebulun and Naphtali: these were the mighty men, or heroes, with whom the inhabitants of Meroz would not join.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 23. Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord , etc.] Not Barak, as the Targum and Jarchi, but Deborah herself said this under a spirit of prophecy, not from her own spirit in a revengeful way, but from the Spirit of God; or this was suggested to her by an angel, not a created, but the uncreated one, the Angel of the covenant, by whom she was inspired, and an impulse made by him on her to denounce a curse on Meroz; which some say was a star, Sisera’s star; others the name of a mighty man f111 , so Jarchi; but rather it is some name of a city or place near where the battle was fought, so Kimchi, Ben Gersom, and Ben Melech: some take Meroz to be the same with Merom, at the waters of which Joshua fought with Jabin, Joshua 11:5 and supposed to be the same with the waters of Megiddo, and the river Kishon, where this battle was fought; and Jerom f112 , under the word Merom, observes, that there was in his time a village called Merrus, twelve miles from the city Sebaste near Dothaim, and that Meroz here is the name of a place is clear from what follows: curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof ; or “curse cursing” f113 ; repeat it, give them curse upon curse, curse them most vehemently: the reason of which follows: because they came not to the help of the Lord ; that is, of the people of the Lord, whose cause was the Lord’s; for though he stood in no need of their help, yet their negligence and neutrality were highly resented by him, and therefore repeated: to the help of the Lord against the mighty ; the mighty Canaanites, and their mighty kings, and mighty hosts; or “with the mighty” f114 , Barak and his 10,000: now though others, who did not come into their assistance, are only discommended, being at a distance, yet those are cursed, being very near, and saw the peril their brethren were in, and yet would not lend an helping hand.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 12-23 - Deborah called on her own soul to be in earnest. He that will set the hearts of other men on fire with the love of Christ, must himself bur with love. Praising God is a work we should awake to, and awak ourselves unto. She notices who fought against Israel, who fought for them, and who kept away. Who fought against them. They were obstinat enemies to God's people, therefore the more dangerous. Who fought for them. The several tribes that helped are here spoken of with honour for though God is above all to be glorified, those who are employe must have their due praise, to encourage others. But the whole creatio is at war with those to whom God is an enemy. The river of Kisho fought against their enemies. At most times it was shallow, yet now probably by the great rain that fell, it was so swelled, and the strea so deep and strong, that those who attempted to pass, were drowned Deborah's own soul fought against them. When the soul is employed in holy exercises, and heart-work is made of them, through the grace of God, the strength of our spiritual enemies will be trodden down, an will fall before us. She observes who kept away, and did not side with Israel, as might have been expected. Thus many are kept from doin their duty by the fear of trouble, the love of ease, and undu affection to their worldly business and advantage. Narrow, selfis spirits care not what becomes of God's church, so that they can but get, keep, and save money. All seek their own, Php 2:21. A little wil serve those for a pretence to stay at home, who have no mind to engag in needful services, because there is difficulty and danger in them But we cannot keep away from the contest between the Lord and his enemies; and if we do not actively endeavour to promote his cause in this wicked world, we shall fall under the curse against the workers of iniquity. Though He needs no human help, yet he is pleased to accep the services of those who improve their talents to advance his cause He requires every man to do so.
Original Hebrew אורו 779 מרוז 4789 אמר 559 מלאך 4397 יהוה 3068 ארו 779 ארור 779 ישׁביה 3427 כי 3588 לא 3808 באו 935 לעזרת 5833 יהוה 3068 לעזרת 5833 יהוה 3068 בגבורים׃ 1368