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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Micah 3:12


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    King James Bible - Micah 3:12

    Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

    World English Bible

    Therefore Zion for your
    sake will be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem will become heaps of rubble, and the mountain of the temple like the high places of a forest.

    Douay-Rheims - Micah 3:12

    Therefore, because of you, Sion shall be ploughed as a
    field, and Jerusalem shall be as a heap of stones, and the mountain of the temple as the high places of the forests.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Therefore shall Zion for your
    sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

    Original Hebrew

    לכן
    3651 בגללכם 1558 ציון 6726 שׂדה 7704 תחרשׁ 2790 וירושׁלם 3389 עיין 5856 תהיה 1961 והר 2022 הבית 1004 לבמות 1116 יער׃ 3293

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    VERSE (12) -
    Mic 1:6 Ps 79:1; 107:34 Jer 26:18 Mt 24:2 Ac 6:13,14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:12

    Por tanto, a causa de vosotros Sion será arada como campo, y Jerusalén será montones de ruinas, y el monte de la Casa como cumbres de bosque.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Micah 3:12

    Verse 12. Therefore shall Zion-be ploughed as a
    field] It shall undergo a variety of reverses and sackages, till at last there shall not be one stone left on the top of another, that shall not be pulled down; and then a plouph shall be drawn along the site of the walls, to signify an irreparable and endless destruction. Of this ancient custom Horace speaks, Odar. lib. i., Od. 16, ver. 18.

    Altis urbibus ultimae Stetere causae cur perirent Funditus, imprimeretque muris Hostile aratrum exercitus insolens "From hence proud cities date their utter falls; When, insolent in ruin, o'er their walls The wrathful soldier drags the hostile plough, That haughty mark of total overthrow." FRANCIS.

    Thus did the Romans treat Jerusalem when it was taken by Titus. Turnus Rufus, or as he is called by St. Jerome, Titus Arinius Rufus, or Terentius Rufus, according to Josephus, caused a plough to be drawn over all the courts of the temple to signify that it should never be rebuilt, and the place only serve for agricultural purposes. See; the note on Matt. xxiv. 2. Thus Jerusalem became heaps, an indiscriminate mass of ruins and rubbish; and the mountain of the house, Mount Moriah, on which the temple stood, became so much neglected after the total destruction of the temple, that it soon resembled the high places of the forest. What is said here may apply also, as before hinted, to the ruin of the temple by Nebuchadnezzar in the last year of the reign of Zedekiah, the last king of the Jews.

    As the Masoretes, in their division of the Bible, reckon the twelve minor prophets but as one book, they mark this verse (ver. 12) the MIDDLE verse of these prophets.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 12. Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed [as] a field , etc.] That is, for your sins, as the Targum; for the bloodshed, injustice, and avarice of the princes, priests, and prophets; not that the common people were free from crimes; but these are particularly mentioned, as being ringleaders into sin, and who ought to have set better examples; as also to take off their vain confidence in themselves, who thought that Zion and Jerusalem would be built up and established by them, and preserved for their sakes; as well as to show the prophet’s boldness and intrepidity in his rebukes and menaces of them: now this was prophesied of in the days of Hezekiah, before the invasion of Judea and siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib; it was deferred upon the repentance and reformation of the people; and was fulfilled in part at the destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans, when the city was reduced to a heap of rubbish; and more fully when it was destroyed by the Romans, and ploughed up by Terentius, or Turnus Rufus, as the Jews say; so that there was not a house or building left upon it, but it became utterly desolate and uninhabited, especially in the reign of Adrian: and Jerusalem shall become heaps ; not only the city of David, built on Mount Zion, should be demolished, but the other part of the city called Jerusalem should be thrown down, and its walls and houses lie in heaps, like heaps of stones in the midst of a ploughed field: and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest ; Mount Moriah, on which the temple was built; hence called here, by the Targum, the mountain of the house of the sanctuary; the temple upon it should be destroyed, and not one, tone left upon another; and the place on which it stood be covered with grass and trees, with briers and thorns, as a forest is, all which have been exactly fulfilled. The Jews say of Turnus Rufus before mentioned, that he both ploughed up the city of Jerusalem, and the temple, the ground on which they stood; and Jerom affirms the temple was ploughed up by Titus Annius Ruffus; which, as it literally fulfilled this prophecy, denotes the utter destruction of them; for, as it was usual with the ancients to mark out with a plough the ground on which a city was designed to be built; so they drew one over the spot where any had stood, which was become desolate, and to signify that the city was no more to be rebuilt and inhabited: thus Seneca f131 , Horace f132 , and other writers, express the utter destruction of a city by such phrases.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-12 -
    Zion's walls owe no thanks to those that build them up with blood an iniquity. The sin of man works not the righteousness of God. Even when men do that which in itself is good, but do it for filthy lucre, it becomes abomination both to God and man. Faith rests in the Lord as the soul's foundation: presumption only leans upon the Lord as a prop, an would use him to serve a turn. If men's having the Lord among them wil not keep them from doing evil, it never can secure them from sufferin evil for so doing. See the doom of wicked Jacob; Therefore shall Zio for your sake be ploughed as a field. This was exactly fulfilled at the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and is so at this day. I sacred places are polluted by sin, they will be wasted and ruined by the judgments of God __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    לכן 3651 בגללכם 1558 ציון 6726 שׂדה 7704 תחרשׁ 2790 וירושׁלם 3389 עיין 5856 תהיה 1961 והר 2022 הבית 1004 לבמות 1116 יער׃ 3293


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