SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:11 Pásate desnuda con vergí¼enza, oh moradora de Safir: la moradora de Zaanán no salió al llanto de Betesel; tomará de vosotros su tardanza.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Micah 1:11 Verse 11. Inhabitant of Saphir] Sapher, Sepphoris, or Sephora, was the strongest place in Galilee. - Calmet. It was a city in the tribe of Judah, between Eleutheropolis and Ascalon. - Houbigant.
Zaanan] Another city in the tribe of Judah, Josh. xv. 13.
Beth-ezel] A place near Jerusalem, Zech. xiv. 5. Some think that Jerusalem itself is intended by this word.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 11. Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir , etc.] A village, according to Eusebius f60 , between Eleutheropolis and Ashkelon; perhaps the same with Sephoron; it is mentioned among the cities of Judah, in the Greek version of ( Joshua 15:48). Calmet conjectures the prophet intends the city of Sephoris or Sephora in Galilee. Hillerus f62 : takes it to be the same with Parah, mentioned with Ophrah, in ( Joshua 18:23); so called from its ornament, neatness, beauty, and elegance, as both words signify, to which the prophet alludes: now everyone of the inhabitants of this place are called upon to prepare to go into captivity to Babylon; which would certainly be their case, though they dwelled in fine buildings, neat houses, and streets well paved. In the margin it is, “thou that dwellest fairly” f63 ; which some understand of Samaria; others of Judea; and particularly Jerusalem, beautifully situated, yet should go into captivity: having thy shame naked ; their city dismantled, their houses plundered, and they stripped of their garments, and the shame of their nakedness discovered; which must be the more distressing to beautiful persons, that have dressed neatly, and lived in handsome well built houses, and elegantly furnished, and now all the reverse; the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of Bethezel ; or house of Azel, where the posterity of Azel, of the tribe of Benjamin, dwelt.
Hillerus suspects it to be the same with Mozah, ( Joshua 18:26); so called from Moza, the great grandfather of Azel, ( 1 Chronicles 8:37,38). Capellus takes it to be the same with Azal in ( Zechariah 14:5).
This place being taken and plundered by the enemy occasioned great mourning among the inhabitants: and it seems to have been taken first, before Zaanan; perhaps the same with Zenan, ( Joshua 15:37); and is here read “Sennan” by Aquila; the inhabitants of which did not “come forth”, in which there is an allusion to its name f65 , either to help them in their distress, or to condole them; they being in fear of the enemy themselves, and in arms in their own defence, expecting it would be their turn next, and that they should share the same fate with them. Some think that under the name of Bethezel is meant Bethel; and of Zaanan, Zion; and that the sense is, that when Bethel, Samaria, and the ten tribes, were in distress, they of Zion and Judea did not come to give them any relief; and when they were carried captive did not mourn with them, were not affected with their case, nor troubled themselves about them; he shall receive of him his standing : either the enemy, as R. Joseph Kimchi, shall receive of the inhabitants of Zaanan his standing; that is, he shall make them dearly pay for stopping him, for making him stand and stay so long before their city before he could take it; for all his loss of time, men, and money, in besieging it; by demolishing their city, plundering their houses, and carrying them captive; who remained he put to death by the sword. Aben Ezra interprets the word “receive” of doctrine or learning, as in ( Proverbs 4:2); and renders it, “he shall learn”; either Bethezel, or rather Zaanan, shall learn, by the case of Bethezel, and other neighbouring places, what would be his own case, whether he should stand or fall.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 8-16 - The prophet laments that Israel's case is desperate; but declare it no 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 ourselve to the dust under his mighty hand. Many places should share thi mourning. The names have meanings which pointed out the miseries comin 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 whic cometh from God only. Sinners may now disregard their neighbours sufferings, yet their turn to be punished will some come __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew עברי 5674 לכם יושׁבת 3427 שׁפיר 8208 עריה 6181 בשׁת 1322 לא 3808 יצאה 3318 יושׁבת 3427 צאנן 6630 מספד 5594 בית האצל 1018 יקח 3947 מכם 4480 עמדתו׃ 5979