12 Those who live in Marotha writhe in pain, waiting for relief, because disaster has come from the LORD, even to the gate of Jerusalem.

Read Micah 1:12 Using Other Translations

For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
For the inhabitants of Maroth wait anxiously for good, because disaster has come down from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.
The people of Maroth anxiously wait for relief, but only bitterness awaits them as the LORD ’s judgment reaches even to the gates of Jerusalem.