Isaiah 15 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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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 meant.

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 off.

15:5 My 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 them.
(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.