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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Micah 1:14


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    King James Bible - Micah 1:14

    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.

    Douay-Rheims - Micah 1:14

    Therefore shall she send messengers to the inheritance of Geth : the houses of lying to deceive 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.

    Original Hebrew

    לכן
    3651 תתני 5414 שׁלוחים 7964 על 5921 מורשׁת  גת 4182  בתי 1004 אכזיב 392 לאכזב 391 למלכי 4428 ישׂראל׃ 3478

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    2Sa 8:2 2Ki 16:8; 18:14-16 2Ch 16:1-3 Isa 30:6

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    Por tanto, tú darás dones a Moreset-gat; las casas de Aczib serán en mentira a los reyes de Israel.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Micah 1:14

    Verse 14. Give presents to Moresheth-gath] Calmet says that Moresa or Morashti, and Achzib, were cities not
    far from Gath. It is possible that when Ahaz found himself pressed by Pekah, king of Israel, he might have sent to these places for succour, that by their assistance he might frustrate the hopes of the king of Israel; and this may be the meaning of "The houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel." In these verses there are several instances of the paronomasia. See ver. 10, rp[ aphar, dust, and hrp[ aphrah, the name of the city. ver. 11. nax tsaanan, the city, and haxy yatsah, to go out. ver. 13, Ťykl lachish, the city, and Ťkr rechesh, the swift beast. ver. 14, byzka achzib, the city, and bzka achzab, a lie. Such paronomasias were reputed ornaments by the prophets.

    They occur in Isaiah with great effect. See Isa. v. 7.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 14. Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath , etc.] Since Lachish was the cause of leading Judah into idolatry, and was a city so very wicked; therefore it should be reduced to such distress as to send messengers with presents to the Philistines at Moreshethgath, a place near to Gath of the Philistines, and may include that and other cities of theirs, to come and help them against the Assyrians: the houses of Achzib [shall be] a lie to the kings of Israel ; a city of Judah, ( Joshua 15:44); or of Asher, ( Joshua 19:29); the same with Chezib, ( Genesis 38:5); and called Ecdippa by Josephus f81 , Pliny f82 , and Ptolemy f83 . The Jewish writers commonly call it Cezib, of which they say many things about that, and the land unto it, being subject to tithes, the laws of the seventh year, and the like. Maimonides and Bartenora say it is the name of a place which divided between the land of Israel, which they possessed who came out of Babylon, and that land which they enjoyed who came out of Egypt; but the Jews are not agreed about the situation of it.

    One of their writers places it to the northeast of the land of Israel; but another observes, and proves from one that resided in those parts some time, and diligently inquired into and made his observation on places, that Cezib, and also Aco and Amana, frequently mentioned with it, were all on the western sea of the land of Israel, that is, the Mediterranean sea; in which he was right, without all doubt: the place is now called Zib by contraction, of which Mr. Maundrell gives this account; “having travelled about one hour in the plain of Acra, we passed by an old town called Zib, situate on an ascent close by the seaside; this may probably be the old Achzib, mentioned ( Joshua 19:29 Judges 1:31); called afterwards Ecdippa; for St. Jerom places Achzib nine miles distant from Ptolemais (or Aco), towards Tyre, to which account we found the situation of Zib exactly agreeing.”

    Now the houses or families that dwelt in this place, or the idols’ temples there, as some, and the idolatry exercised therein, should be a lie unto, or disappoint the expectations of, the kings of Israel; which, according to Kimchi, is put for Judah, who placed confidence in them, and had dependence on them: there is an elegant play on words between Achzib and a “lie” f90 . The Targum is, “thou shall send gifts to the heirs of Gath; the houses of Achzib shall be delivered to the people, because of the sins of the kings of Israel, who worshipped idols in them.”


    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

    לכן 3651 תתני 5414 שׁלוחים 7964 על 5921 מורשׁת  גת 4182  בתי 1004 אכזיב 392 לאכזב 391 למלכי 4428 ישׂראל׃ 3478


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