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HAYDOCK CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT



MICHEAS 3

 

CHAPTER III.

 

Ver. 1.  I.  Heb. and Sept. "He, the Lord, said;" or, Micheas addressed the princes of both kingdoms, under Ezechias.  v. 12.  Jer. xxvi. 18. --- To know and practice.  Osee vi. 3.  C. --- Both rich and poor strove to extort from each other.  W.

 

Ver. 2.  Skins.  When some exhorted Tiberius to lay on more taxes, he replied: "a good shepherd must shear the flock, and not tear off the skin."  Suet. xxxii.

 

Ver. 5.  Peace.  They pretend goodness, while they do the greatest mischief. --- Prepare.  Lit. "sanctify," (H.) or denounce war.  C. --- False prophets seek their private lucre.  W.

 

Ver. 6.  Vision.  Impostors shall skulk through fear, when the people shall see that they were not sent.  v. 7.

 

Ver. 8.  Spirit.  I am no impostor.  C. ii. 11.

 

Ver. 10.  Iniquity.  You offer victims unjustly procured, or build your palaces with what belongs to the poor.

 

Ver. 11.  Hire.  It is not lawful to refuse instruction to those who have nothing; nor must priests act solely for a temporal reward, though reason shews that they should be supported by those whom they have to teach.  Mat. x. 8, 10.  Gal. vi. 6. and 1 Tim. v. 18.  C. --- The judges grew rich by other people's quarrels; and, as all ranks offended, they were justly involved in ruin.  v. 12.  W.

 

Ver. 12.  Forests, after its destruction by Nabuchodonosor.  C. --- In the space of three years' neglect, shrubs were growing in the courts of the temple.  1 Mac. iv. 38.  H. --- Rufus ploughed up the spot where the temple had stood, after the Romans had burnt it down.  S. Jer.  Jos.  Bel. vii. 20. --- This prediction made a deep impression on the minds of the people.  It caused them to refrain from killing Jeremias.  v. 1.  C.

 

 








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