The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they will be left to the flocks, which will lie down with no one to fear.
Cross ReferencesNumbers 32:34
And the Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
You will lie down without fear, and many will court your favor.
On that day a man will raise a young cow and two sheep,
and from the abundant milk they give, he will eat curds; for all who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.
For the fortified city will be deserted, a homestead abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness. There the calves will graze, and there they will lie down and strip its branches bare.
I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels, and Ammon a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'
They will forget their disgrace and all the treachery they committed against Me, when they dwell securely in their land, with no one to frighten them.
And each man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, with no one to frighten him. For the mouth of the LORD of Hosts has spoken.
So the seacoast will become a land of pastures, having caves filled with shepherds and folds with sheep.
Chapter Outline1. Syria and Israel are threatened
6. A remnant shall forsake idolatry
9. The rest shall be plagued for their impiety
12. The woe of Israel's enemies
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