Micah 1:12

“For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good, but euill came downe from the Lord vnto the gate of Ierusalem.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the inhabitant of Maroth Becomes weak waiting for good, Because a calamity has come down from the LORD To the gate of Jerusalem.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the inhabitant of Maroth waiteth anxiously for good, because evil is come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the one living in Maroth is waiting for good: for evil has come down from the Lord to the doorways of Jerusalem.
- Basic English Bible

For the inhabitress of Maroth waited anxiously for good; but evil hath come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem.
- Darby Bible

For the inhabitant of Maroth waited anxiously for good: but evil came down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.
- Webster's Bible

For the inhabitant of Maroth waits anxiously for good, because evil has come down from Yahweh to the gate of Jerusalem.
- World English Bible

For stayed for good hath the inhabitant of Maroth, For evil hath come down from Jehovah to the gate of Jerusalem.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the inhabitant of Maroth waiteth anxiously for good; because evil is come down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Micah 1:12


1:12 Maroth - A town in Judea. But evil - The flood of affliction by the Assyrian, swallowed up other cities, and swelled even to the head city, Jerusalem.


Discussion for Micah 1:12

  • I came accross this verse and it is saying evil came down from the Lord How can the Lord have evil come from him Im very confused and need an answer

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