Therefore shall you give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a deceit to the kings of Israel.
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George Leo Haydock
Send. Lachis shall send to Geth for help; but in vain: for Geth, instead of helping, shall be found to be a house of lying and deceit to Israel. (Challoner)
Inheritance. Some translate rather "More Seth (or Morasthi) of Geth, the houses of Acsib "Both these towns were near Geth, and perhaps at this time subject to it, 2 Paralipomenon xxviii. 18. Achaz sent to ask for aid against the king of Israel, ver. 9. (Calmet)
Protestants, "therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-Gath, the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the "(Haydock)
There is an allusion between Acsib and a lie, as also between Maresa and an heir, (ver. 15.; Calmet) as the terms have those senses. (Haydock)