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Micah 1:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Therefore shalt thou give a parting gift to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a deceitful thing unto the kings of Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib [shall be] a lie to the kings of Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore you will give parting gifts On behalf of Moresheth-gath; The houses of Achzib [will] become a deception To the kings of Israel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib [shall be] a lie to the kings of Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Therefore shalt thou give parting-gifts to Moresheth-Gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore, shalt thou give a dismission, against Moresheth-gath,—The houses of Achzib, served for a deception to the kings of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Therefore thou givest presents to Moresheth-Gath, The houses of Achzib become a lying thing to the kings of Israel.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore shall she send messengers to the inheritance of Geth: the houses of lying to deceive the kings of Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therfore shalt thou giue presents to Moresheth-Gath: the houses of Achzib [shalbe] a lie to ye kings of Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Therefore shall he cause men to be sent forth as far as the inheritance of Gath{gr.Geth}, [even] vain houses; they are become vanity to the kings of Israel;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth Gath: the houses of Akhziv [shall be] a lie to the kings of Yisrael.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore x3651
(3651) Complement
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
shalt thou give 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
presents 7964
{7964} Prime
From H7971; (only in plural) a dismissal, that is, (of a wife) divorce (especially the document); also (of a daughter) dower.
to x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Mree Ga מוֹרֶשֶׁת־גַּת: 4182
{4182} Prime
מוֹרֶשֶׁת גַּת
Mowresheth Gath
{mo-reh'-sheth gath}
From H3423 and H1661; possession of Gath; Moresheth-Gath, a place in Palestine.
the houses 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Azv אַכזִיב 392
{0392} Prime
From H0391; deceitful (in the sense of a winter torrent which fails in summer); Akzib, the name of two places in Palestine.
[shall be] a lie 391
{0391} Prime
From H3576; falsehood; by implication treachery.
to the kings 4428
{4428} Prime
From H4427; a king.
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל. 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Micah 1:14

_ _ shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-gath — that its inhabitants may send thee help. Maurer explains it, “thou shalt give a writing of renunciation to Moresheth-gath,” that is, thou shalt renounce all claim to it, being compelled to yield it up to the foe. “Thou,” that is, Judah. “Israel” in this verse is used for the kingdom of Judah, which was the chief representative of the whole nation of Israel. Moresheth-gath is so called because it had fallen for a time under the power of the neighboring Philistines of Gath. It was the native town of Micah (Micah 1:1).

_ _ Achzib — meaning “lying.” Achzib, as its name implies, shall prove a “lie to ... Israel,” that is, shall disappoint Israel’s hopes of succor from her (compare Job 6:15-20; Jeremiah 15:18). Achzib was in Judah between Keilah and Mareshah (Joshua 15:44). Perhaps the same as Chezib (Genesis 38:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Micah 1:8-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Micah 1:14

Give presents — The inhabitants of Lachish courted the assistance of the Philistines against the Assyrian. Moresheth — gath — A known city of the Philistines, called Moresheth — gath, to distinguish it from a town of the same name in the tribe of Judah. Achzib — This was also a city of the Philistines. A lie — A lying refuge, a prop that will break under them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Micah 1:14

Therefore shalt thou give presents to (p) Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib [shall be] a lie to the kings of Israel.

(p) You will bribe the Philistines your neighbours, but they will deceive you, as well as those of Jerusalem.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Samuel 8:2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And [so] the Moabites became David's servants, [and] brought gifts.
2 Kings 16:8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent [it for] a present to the king of Assyria.
2 Kings 18:14-16 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. ... At that time did Hezekiah cut off [the gold from] the doors of the temple of the LORD, and [from] the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.
2 Chronicles 16:1-3 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. ... [There is] a league between me and thee, as [there was] between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.
Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence [come] the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people [that] shall not profit [them].

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Psalms 62:9 Surely men of low degree [are] vanity, [and] men of high degree [are] a lie: to be laid in the balance, they [are] altogether [lighter] than vanity.
Psalms 118:8-9 [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. ... [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Psalms 146:3-4 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help. ... His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

that is, a lie,
Joshua 15:44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
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Jsh 15:44. 2S 8:2. 2K 16:8; 18:14. 2Ch 16:1. Ps 62:9; 118:8; 146:3. Is 30:6.

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