12 Indeed, the residents of Maroth[a] hope for something good to happen,[b] though the Lord has sent disaster against the city of Jerusalem.[c]
Micah 1:12sn The place name Maroth sounds like the Hebrew word for “bitter.”
Micah 1:12tc The translation assumes an emendation of חָלָה (khalah; from חִיל, khil, “to writhe”) to יִחֲלָה (yikhalah; from יָחַל, yakhal, “to wait”).tnHeb “[the residents of Maroth] writhe [= “anxiously long for”?] good.”
Micah 1:12tnHeb “though disaster has come down from the Lord to the gate of Jerusalem.”
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