SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:2 Oíd, pueblos todos: está atenta, tierra, y todo lo que en ella hay; y el Señor DIOS, el Señor desde su santo templo sea testigo contra vosotros.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Micah 1:2 Verse 2. Hear, all ye people] The very commencement of this prophecy supposes preceding exhortations and predictions.
Hearken, O earth] Åra arets, here, should be translated land, the country of the Hebrews being only intended.
And let the Lord God be Witness] Let him who has sent me with this message be witness that I have delivered it faithfully; and be a witness against you, if you take not the warning.
The Lord from his holy temple.] The place where he still remains as your King, and your Judge; and where you profess to pay your devotions.
The temple was yet standing, for Jerusalem was not taken for many years after this; and these prophecies were delivered before the captivity of the ten tribes, as Micah appears to have been sent both to Israel and to Judah. See ver. 5-9, 12, 13.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 2. Hear, all ye people , etc.] Or, “the people, all of them” f12 ; not all the nations of the world, but the nations of Israel, so called from their several tribes; though some think the rest of the inhabitants of the earth are meant: thee are the same words which are used by Micaiah the prophet in the times of Ahab, long before this time, from whom they might be borrowed, ( 1 Kings 22:28). The phrase in the Hebrew language, as Aben Ezra observes, is very wonderful, and serves to strike the minds and excite the attention of men; it is like the words of a crier, in a court of judicature, calling for silence: hearken, O earth, and all that therein is ; or, “its fulness” f14 ; the land of Israel and Judah, the whole land of promise, and all the inhabitants of it; for to them are the following words directed: and let the Lord God be witness against you ; or, “in you” f15 ; the Word of the Lord, as the Targum; let him who is the omniscient God, and knows all hearts, thoughts, words, and actions, let him bear witness in your consciences, that what I am about to say is truth, and comes from him; is not my own word, but his; and if you disregard it, and repent not, let him be a witness against you, and for me, that I have prophesied in his name; that I have faithfully delivered his message, and warned you of your danger, and reproved you for your sins, and have kept back nothing I have been charged and entrusted with: and now, you are summoned into open court, and at the tribunal of the great God of heaven and earth; let him be a witness against you of the many sins you have been guilty of, and attend while the indictment is read, the charge exhibited, and the proof given by the Lord from his holy temple , from heaven, the habitation of his holiness; whose voice speaking from thence should be hearkened to; who from thence beholds all the actions of men, and from whence his wrath is revealed against their sins, and he gives visible tokens of his displeasure; and especially when he seems to come forth from thence in some remarkable instances of his power and providence, as follows:
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-7 - The earth is called upon, with all that are therein, to hear the prophet. God's holy temple will not protect false professors. Neithe men of high degree, as the mountains, nor men of low degree, as the valleys, can secure themselves or the land from the judgments of God If sin be found in God's people he will not spare them; and their sin are most provoking to him, for they are most reproaching. When we fee the smart of sin, it behoves us to seek what is the sin we smart for Persons and places most exalted, are most exposed to spiritual diseases. The vices of leaders and rulers shall be surely and sorel punished. The punishment answers the sin. What they gave to idols never shall prosper, nor do them any good. What is got by one lust, i wasted on another.
Original Hebrew שׁמעו 8085 עמים 5971 כלם 3605 הקשׁיבי 7181 ארץ 776 ומלאה 4393 ויהי 1961 אדני 136 יהוה 3069 בכם לעד 5707 אדני 136 מהיכל 1964 קדשׁו׃ 6944