The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMicah 2:8
Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy…
"yesterday" F15; meaning a very little while before this prophecy, the
people of Israel, those of the ten tribes, who were the people of God
by profession, rose up as an enemy, not only to God and true religion,
worshipping idols; but rather to their brethren, those of the two
tribes of Judah and Benjamin; as they did in the times of Pekah king of
Israel, who slew a hundred and twenty thousand of them in one day,
(2 Chronicles 28:6) ; and which is here mentioned as a reason why the Spirit of
the Lord in his prophets threatened them with evil, and did not promise
them good things:
ye pull off the robe with the garment;
the upper and nether garment,
and so stripped them naked: or, "they stripped the robe from off the
garment", as some F16; they took the upper garment or cloak from them,
and left them only the under garment:
for them that pass by securely, as men averse from war:
travelling from place to place about their proper business, and thought
themselves very safe; were peaceable men themselves, and suspected no
harm from others: or, "returning from war" F17; such who escaped in the
battle, and fled for their lives; and when they imagined they, were
safe, and out of danger, fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped
them of their garments. Gussetius F18 interprets it of such who were
returning to the battle, and yet so used.
F15 (lwmta) "heri", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius,
Piscator, Cocceius, Burkius.
F16 (hmlv lwmm) "a veste togam spoliatis", Noldius; "a veste pallium
F17 (hmxlm ybwv) "revertentibus a bello", Piscator; "redeunt a
bello", Cocceius; "et revertuntur a bello", De Dieu; "uti essetis
reversi ex bello", Burkius.
F18 "Redeuntes in bellum", Comment. Ebr. p. 836.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Micah 2:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=mic&chapter=002&verse=008>. 1999.