Isaiah 15
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  • Verse 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.

    their streets
    2 Samuel 3:31; 2 Kings 6:30; Jonah 3:6-8; Matthew 11:21
    on the
    2; 22:1; Deuteronomy 22:8; Jeremiah 19:13; 48:38,39
    weeping abundantly
    Heb. descending into weeping; or, coming down with weeping.

  • Verse 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.

    16:8,9; Numbers 32:3,4; Jeremiah 48:34
    Numbers 21:23; Deuteronomy 2:32; Joshua 13:18; Judges 11:20
    Genesis 27:46; Numbers 11:15; 1 Kings 19:4; Job 3:20-22; 7:15,16; Jeremiah 8:3; 20:18; Jonah 4:3,8; Revelation 9:6

  • Verse 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.

    My heart
    16:9-11; Jeremiah 8:18,19; 9:10,18,19; 13:17; 17:16; 48:31-36; Luke 19:41-44; Romans 9:1-3
    his fugitives, etc
    or, to the borders thereof, even as an heifer. Zoar.
    Genesis 13:10; 14:2; 19:22
    16:14; Jeremiah 48:34
    the mounting
    Jeremiah 48:5,34
    2 Samuel 15:23,30
    Heb. breaking.
    22:5; Jeremiah 4:20

  • Verse 6

    For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.

    Numbers 32:3,36
    Joshua 13:27
    Heb. desolations. the grass.
    16:9,10; Joel 1:10-12; Habakkuk 3:17,18; Revelation 8:7

  • Verse 7

    Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

    the abundance
    5:29; 10:6,14; Nahum 2:12,13
    to the
    Psalms 137:1,2
    brook of the willows
    or, valley of the Arabians.

  • Verse 8

    For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.

    the cry
    2-5; Jeremiah 48:20-24,31-34
    Ezekiel 47:10
    En-eglaim Eglaim is called Agallim by Eusebius, who places it eight miles south from Ar or Areopolis

  • Verse 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.

    Some have Dibon; and Jerome says that the same town was called both Dibon and Dimon.
    Heb. additions.
    Leviticus 26:18,21,24,28; Jeremiah 48:43-45
    Leviticus 26:22; 2 Kings 17:25; Jeremiah 15:3; Amos 5:19
    Bp. Lowth, upon the authority of the LXX., renders, "upon the escaped of Moab, and Ariel, and the remnant of Admah."