15:1 The a burden of Moab. Because in the night b Ar of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence;
(a) See Geneva
(b) The chief city by which the whole country was
15:2 c He
is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall wail
over d Nebo, and over Medeba: on all e
their heads [shall be] baldness, [and] every beard shorn.
(c) The Moabites will flee to their idols for
comfort but it will be too late.
(d) Which were cites of Moab.
(e) For as in the west parts the people used to
let their hair grow long when they mourned, so in the East part they cut it
f heart shall cry out for Moab; his
fugitives [shall flee] to Zoar, g an
heifer of three years old: for they shall go up the ascent of Luhith with
weeping for in the way of Horonaim they h
shall raise a cry of destruction.
(f) The prophet speaks this in the person of the
Moabites: or as one who felt the great judgment of God that God would come on
(g) Meaning that it was a city that always lived
in pleasure and never felt sorrow.
(h) He describes the miserable dissipation and
flight of the Moabites.
15:7 Therefore the abundance
they have gained, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the
i brook of the willows.
(i) To hide themselves and their goods there.
15:9 For the waters of Dimon
shall be full k of blood: for I will
bring more upon Dimon, lions l upon him
that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
(k) Of them who are slain.
(l) So that by no means would they escape the
hand of God: thus will God punish the enemies of his Church.