Judges 5:23

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The Song of Deborah and Barak.
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Judges 5:23  (King James Version)
Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

Curse ye
1 Samuel 26:19 ; Jeremiah 48:10 ; 1 Corinthians 16:22

This city of Meroz seems to have been, at this time, a place of considerable importance, since something great was expected from it; but probably, after the angel of the Lord had pronounced this curse, it dwindled and like the fig-tree which Christ cursed, withered away; so that we never read of it after this in Scripture.

the angel
2:1 4:6 6:11 13:3 Matthew 25:41

they came
Judges 21:9 Judges 21:10 Nehemiah 3:5

to the help
1 Samuel 17:47 ; 18:17 25:28 Romans 15:18 ; 1 Corinthians 3:9 ; 2 Corinthians 6:1