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15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.
15:3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.
15:4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
15:6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
15:9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.


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Everything King James Bible:Isaiah
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Isaiah
Book: Isaiah
Chapter: 15

Overview:
The Divine judgments about to come upon the Moabites.
- This Prophecy coming to pass within three years, would confirm
the Prophet's mission, and the belief in all his other
prophecies. Concerning Moab it is foretold, 1. That their chief
cities should be surprised By the enemy. Great changes, and very
dismal ones, may be made in a very little time. 2. The Moabites
would have recourse to their idols for relief. Ungodly men, when
in trouble, have No Comforter. But they are seldom brought By
their terrors to approach our forgiving God with true sorrow and
believing Prayer. 3. There should be the cries of grief through
the land. It is Poor relief to have many fellow-sufferers,
fellow-mourners. 4. The courage of their soldiers should fail.
God can easily deprive a nation of that On which it most
depended for strength and defence. 5. These calamities should
cause grief in the neighbouring parts. Though enemies to Israel,
yet as our fellow-creatures, it should be grievous to see them
in such distress. In ver. 6-9, the Prophet describes the woeful
Lamentations heard through the country of Moab, when it became a
prey to the Assyrian Army. The country should be plundered. And
Famine is usually the sad effect of War. Those who are eager to
get abundance of this world, and to lay up what they have
gotten, little consider how soon it may be all taken from them.
While we warn our enemies to escape from ruin, let us pray for
them, that they may seek and find forgiveness of their sins.

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