Jeremiah 48:42
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English Standard Version
Moab shall be destroyed and be no longer a people, because he magnified himself against the LORD.

King James Bible
And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moab shall cease to be a people : because he hath gloried against the Lord.

English Revised Version
And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Further lamentation over the fall of Moab. - Jeremiah 48:36. "Therefore my heart sounds like pipes for Moab, and my heart sounds like pipes for the men of Kir-heres; therefore the savings which he has made are perished. Jeremiah 48:37. For every head is baldness, and every beard is shorn; on all hands there are cuts, and on loins sackcloth. Jeremiah 48:38. On all the roofs of Moab, and in its streets, it is all mourning; for I have broken Moab like a vessel, in which there is no pleasure, saith Jahveh."

The prophet once more lifts up his lamentation over Moab (Jeremiah 48:36 corresponds to Jeremiah 48:31), and gives reason for it in the picture he draws of the deep affliction of the Moabites. Jeremiah 48:36 is an imitation of Isaiah 16:11; the thought presented in v. 36b accords with that found in Isaiah 15:7. Isaiah says, "My bowels sound (groan) like the harp," whose strings give a tremulous sound when struck with the plectrum. Instead of this, Jeremiah puts the sounding of pipes, the instruments used in dirges (Matthew 9:23). Moab and Kir-heres are mentioned together, as in Jeremiah 48:31. על־כּן, in the second clause, does not stand for כּי על־כּן, "on this account that" (Kimchi, Hitzig, Graf, etc.), but is co-ordinated with the first על־כּן. The idea is not, "Therefore my heart mourns over Moab, because the savings are perished;" but because the sentence of desolation has been passed on the whole of Moab, therefore the heart of the prophet makes lament, and therefore, too, all the property which Moab has acquired is lost. יתרה, as a collective noun, is joined with the plural verb אבדוּ. On the construction יתרת עשׂה, cf. Gesenius, 123, 3, Rem. 1; Ewald, 332, c. The proof of this is given by the deep sorrow and wailing of the whole Moabite nation, Jeremiah 48:37. On all sides are tokens of the deepest sadness, - heads shorn bald, beards cut off, incisions on the hands, sackcloth round the loins.

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Moab Moab had long since ceased to be a nation; while the Jews, agreeably to the Divine promise, (Jer.

Jeremiah 46:28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, said the LORD: for I am with you...

) though successively subdued and oppressed by the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Syro-Macedonians, and Romans, (which have also all passed away, and are no more) and dispersed over the face of the earth, subsist to this day as a distinct people from all the nations of the world!


Jeremiah 48:2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation...

Jeremiah 30:11 For I am with you, said the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you...

Esther 3:8-13 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus...

Psalm 83:4-8 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance...

Isaiah 7:8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within three score and five years shall Ephraim be broken...

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.


Jeremiah 48:26-30 Make you him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision...

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Isaiah 37:23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high?...

Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god...

2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God...

Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

Cross References
Psalm 83:4
They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"

Isaiah 16:14
But now the LORD has spoken, saying, "In three years, like the years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who remain will be very few and feeble."

Isaiah 37:23
"'Whom have you mocked and reviled? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes to the heights? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Jeremiah 48:2
the renown of Moab is no more. In Heshbon they planned disaster against her: 'Come, let us cut her off from being a nation!' You also, O Madmen, shall be brought to silence; the sword shall pursue you.

Jeremiah 48:26
"Make him drunk, because he magnified himself against the LORD, so that Moab shall wallow in his vomit, and he too shall be held in derision.

Ezekiel 35:13
And you magnified yourselves against me with your mouth, and multiplied your words against me; I heard it.

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