Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
And she said to them, Call me not Naomi. Call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
1 Samuel 4:13
And when he came, lo, Eli was sitting upon his seat by the wayside watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.
When I looked for good, then evil came. And when I waited for light, there came darkness.
Therefore justice is far from us, nor does righteousness overtake us. We look for light, but, behold, darkness, for brightness, but we walk in obscurity.
We looked for peace, but no good came, for a time of healing, and, behold, dismay!
Have thou utterly rejected Judah? Has thy soul loathed Zion? Why have thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? We looked for peace, but no good came, and for a time of healing, and, behold, dismay!
For her wounds are incurable. For it has come even to Judah. it reaches to the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create evil. I am LORD who does all these things.
Shall the trumpet be blown in a city, and the people not be afraid? Shall evil befall a city, and LORD has not done it?