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Micah 1:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Therefore I will make Samaria as a heap of the field, [and] as places for planting vineyards; and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will uncover the foundations thereof.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, [and] as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For I will make Samaria a heap of ruins in the open country, Planting places for a vineyard. I will pour her stones down into the valley And will lay bare her foundations.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore I will make Samaria as a heap of the field, [and] as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down her stones into the valley, and I will lay bare her foundations.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Therefore will I make Samaria as a heap of the field, as plantings of a vineyard; and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will lay bare the foundations thereof.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore will I make of Samaria a heap in a field, the plantings in a vineyard,—and I will pour down, into the valley, her stones, and, her foundations, will I lay bare;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And I have set Samaria for a heap of the field, For plantations of a vineyard, And poured out into a valley her stones, And her foundations I uncover.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I will make Samaria as a heap of stones in the field when a vineyard is planted: and I will bring down the stones thereof into the valley, and will lay her foundations bare.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therfore I will make Samaria [as] an heape of the field, [and as] plantings of a vineyard; and I will powre downe the stones therof into the valley, and I will discouer the foundations thereof.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Therefore I will make Samaria [as] a store-house of the fruits of the field, and [as] a planting of a vineyard: and I will utterly demolish her stones, and I will expose her foundations.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore I will make Shomron as an heap of the field, [and] as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore I will make 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
mrn שֹׁמרוֹן 8111
{8111} Prime
שֹׁמְרוֹן
Shom@rown
{sho-mer-one'}
From the active participle of H8104; watch station; Shomeron, a place in Palestine.
as an heap 5856
{5856} Prime
עִי
`iy
{ee}
From H5753; a ruin (as if overturned).
of the field, 7704
{7704} Prime
שָׂדֶה
sadeh
{saw-deh'}
From an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat).
[and] as plantings 4302
{4302} Prime
מַטָּע
matta`
{mat-taw'}
From H5193; something planted, that is, the place (a garden or vineyard), or the thing (a plant, figuratively of men); by implication the act, planting.
of a vineyard: 3754
{3754} Prime
כֶּרֶם
kerem
{keh'-rem}
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a garden or vineyard.
and I will pour down 5064
{5064} Prime
נגר
nagar
{naw-gar'}
A primitive root; to flow; figuratively to stretch out; causatively to pour out or down; figuratively to deliver over.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
the stones 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
thereof into the valley, 1516
{1516} Prime
גַּיְא
gay'
{gah'-ee}
Probably (by transmutation) from the same root as H1466 (abbreviated); a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence narrow, but not a gully or winter torrent).
and I will discover 1540
{1540} Prime
גָּלַה
galah
{gaw-law'}
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the foundations 3247
{3247} Prime
יְסוֹד
y@cowd
{yes-ode'}
From H3245; a foundation (literally or figuratively).
thereof.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Micah 1:6

_ _ Samaria’s punishment is mentioned first, as it was to fall before Jerusalem.

_ _ as an heap of the field — (Micah 3:12). Such a heap of stones and rubbish as is gathered out of fields, to clear them (Hosea 12:11). Palestine is of a soil abounding in stones, which are gathered out before the vines are planted (Isaiah 5:2).

_ _ as plantings of a vineyard — as a place where vines are planted. Vineyards were cultivated on the sides of hills exposed to the sun. The hill on which Samaria was built by Omri, had been, doubtless, planted with vines originally; now it is to be reduced again to its original state (1 Kings 16:24).

_ _ pour downdash down the stones of the city into the valley beneath. A graphic picture of the present appearance of the ruins, which is as though “the buildings of the ancient city had been thrown down from the brow of the hill” [Scottish Mission of Inquiry, pp. 293, 294].

_ _ discover the foundations — destroy it so utterly as to lay bare its foundations (Ezekiel 13:14). Samaria was destroyed by Shalmaneser.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Micah 1:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Micah 1:6

As an heap — As a heap of ruins. Of a vineyard — In planting vineyards, they dig up the earth, and cast it up in hillocks; so shall they make this city. Into the valley — The city was built on a high hill, and a deep valley beneath it. I will discover — I will raze the walls, fortresses, and public buildings of this city, to the very foundations.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I will make:

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
2 Kings 19:25 Hast thou not heard long ago [how] I have done it, [and] of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities [into] ruinous heaps.
Isaiah 25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; [of] a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
Isaiah 25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, [and] bring to the ground, [even] to the dust.
Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, [and] a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.

and I will pour:

Jeremiah 51:25 Behold, I [am] against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
Lamentations 4:1 How is the gold become dim! [how] is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
Ezekiel 13:14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered [morter], and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Habakkuk 3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, [even] for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.
Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
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2K 19:25. Is 25:2, 12. Jr 9:11; 51:25, 37. Lm 4:1. Ezk 13:14. Ho 13:16. Mi 3:12. Hab 3:13. Mt 24:2.

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