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Micah 1:12 New English Translation (NET Bible)

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]

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 1:12 sn The place name Maroth sounds like the Hebrew word for “bitter.”
  2. Micah 1:12 tc The translation assumes an emendation of חָלָה (khalah; from חִיל, khil, “to writhe”) to יִחֲלָה (yikhalah; from יָחַל, yakhal, “to wait”).tn Heb “[the residents of Maroth] writhe [= “anxiously long for”?] good.”
  3. Micah 1:12 tn Heb “though disaster has come down from the Lord to the gate of Jerusalem.”
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