For the inhabitant of Maroth waited anxiously for good: but disaster came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
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George Leo Haydock
Weak Jerusalem is become weak unto any good; because she dwells in the bitterness of sin. (Challoner)
Protestants, "the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good. "(Haydock)
We know not of any place called Maroth. Grotius would substitute Ramoth. (Calmet)
Bitterness. St. Jerome, "Maroth. "Symmachus, "provoking to bitterness. "They are unable to defend their possessions. (Haydock)