Micah 1:9
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English Standard Version
For her wound is incurable, and it has come to Judah; it has reached to the gate of my people, to Jerusalem.

King James Bible
For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
For her wounds are incurable; for it is come even unto Judah; it reacheth unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because her wound is desperate, because it is come even to Juda, it hath touched the gate of my people even to Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
For her wounds are incurable: for it is come even unto Judah; it reacheth unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
For her wound is incurable; for it is come to Judah; he is come to the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

Micah 1:9 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This judgment is announced in Amos 5:16, Amos 5:17. Amos 5:16. "Therefore thus saith Jehovah the God of hosts, the Lord: In all roads lamentation! and in all streets will men say, Alas! alas! and they call the husbandman to mourning, and lamentation to those skilled in lamenting. Amos 5:17. And in all vineyards lamentation, because I go through the midst of thee, saith Jehovah." Lâkhēn (therefore) is not connected with the admonitions in Amos 5:14, Amos 5:15, nor can it point back to the reproaches in Amos 5:7, Amos 5:10-12, since they are too far off: it rather links on to the substance of Amos 5:13, which involves the thought that all admonition to return is fruitless, and the ungodly still persist in their unrighteousness, - a thought which also forms the background of Amos 5:14, Amos 5:15. The meaning of Amos 5:16, Amos 5:17 is, that mourning and lamentation for the dead will fill both city and land. On every hand will there be dead to weep for, because Jehovah will go judging through the land. The roads and streets are not merely those of the capital, although these are primarily to be thought of, but those of all the towns in the kingdom. Mispēd is the death-wail. This is evident from the parallel 'âmar hō hō, saying, Alas, alas! i.e., striking up the death-wail (cf. Jeremiah 22:18). And this death-wail will not be heard in all the streets of the towns only, but the husbandman will also be called from the field to mourn, i.e., to seep for one who has died in his house. The verb קראוּ, they call, belongs to מספּד אל י, they call lamentation to those skilled in mourning: for they call out the word mispēd to the professional mourners; in other words, they send for them to strike up their wailing for the dead. ידעי נהי (those skilled in mourning) are the public wailing women, who were hired when a death occurred to sing mourning songs (compare Jeremiah 9:16; Matthew 9:23, and my Bibl. Archologie, ii. p. 105). Even in all the vineyards, the places where rejoicing is generally looked for (Amos 5:11; Isaiah 16:10), the death-wail will be heard. Amos 5:17 mentions the event which occasions the lamentation everywhere. כּי, for (not "if") I go through the midst of thee. These words are easily explained from Exodus 12:12, from which Amos has taken them. Jehovah there says to Moses, "I pass through the land of Egypt, and smite all the first-born." And just as the Lord once passed through Egypt, so will He now pass judicially through Israel, and slay the ungodly. For Israel is no longer the nation of the covenant, which He passes over and spares (Amos 7:8; Amos 8:2), but has become an Egypt, which He will pass through as a judge to punish it. This threat is carried out still further in the next two sections, commencing with hōi.

Micah 1:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

her wound is incurable. or, she is grievously sick of her wounds.

Isaiah 1:5,6 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint...

Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you be altogether to me as a liar...

Jeremiah 30:11-15 For I am with you, said the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you...


2 Kings 18:9-13 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel...

Isaiah 8:7,8 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up on them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory...


Micah 1:12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 32:1-23 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah...

Isaiah 10:28-32 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he has laid up his carriages...

Isaiah 37:22-36 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, and laughed you to scorn...

Cross References
2 Kings 18:13
In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them.

Isaiah 3:26
And her gates shall lament and mourn; empty, she shall sit on the ground.

Isaiah 8:7
therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them the waters of the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks,

Isaiah 8:8
and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to the neck, and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel."

Jeremiah 15:18
Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you be to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail?

Jeremiah 30:12
"For thus says the LORD: Your hurt is incurable, and your wound is grievous.

Jeremiah 30:15
Why do you cry out over your hurt? Your pain is incurable. Because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant, I have done these things to you.

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