Metaphysical meaning of Maroth (mbd)
Maroth, ma'-roth (Heb.)--acridness; bitterness; bitter herbs; bitter waters; unhappiness; sorrows; griefs.
Meta. "The inhabitant of Maroth waiteth anxiously for good, because evil is come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem." The margin causes this text to read, "The inhabitress of Maroth is in travail for good."
Maroth (bitterness, unhappiness, sorrows, griefs) signifies the soul's working out its salvation and, in the midst of hard, trying, painful experiences that seem to reach the very "gate of Jerusalem" (the spiritual or innermost heart center), holding steadfastly to the good. (See Rev. 12:2; Gal. 4:19, and Isa. 53:11, first clause.)