Isaiah 15:6
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New International Version
The waters of Nimrim are dried up and the grass is withered; the vegetation is gone and nothing green is left.

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

Darby Bible Translation
For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate; for the herbage is withered away, the grass hath failed, there is no green thing.

World English Bible
For the waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing.

Young's Literal Translation
For, the waters of Nimrim are desolations, For, withered hath been the hay, Finished hath been the tender grass, A green thing there hath not been.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My heart shall cry out for Moab "The heart of Moab crieth within her" - For לבי libbi, my heart, the Septuagint reads לבו libbo, his heart, or לב leb; the Chaldee, לבו libbo. For בריחיה bericheyha, the Syriac reads ברוחה berocheh; and so likewise the Septuagint, rendering it εν αυτῃ, Edit. Vat: or εν ἑαυτῃ, Edit. Alex. and MSS. I., D. II.

A heifer of three years old "A young heifer" - Hebrew, a heifer three years old, in full strength; as Horace uses equa trima, for a young mare just coming to her prime. Bochart observes, from Aristotle, Hist. Animal. lib. 4 that in this kind of animals alone the voice of the female is deeper than that of the male; therefore the lowing of the heifer, rather than of the bullock, is chosen by the prophet, as the more proper image to express the mourning of Moab. But I must add that the expression here is very short and obscure; and the opinions of interpreters are various in regard to the meaning. Compare Jeremiah 48:34.

Shall they go it up "They shall ascend" - For יעלה yaaleh, the Septuagint and a MS. read in the plural, יעלו yaalu. And from this passage the parallel place in Jeremiah 48:5 must be corrected; where, for יעלה בכי yaaleh bechi, which gives no good sense, read יעלה בו yaaleh bo.

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Numbers 32:3,36 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon...


Joshua 13:27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon...

desolate. Heb. desolations
the grass

Isaiah 16:9,10 Therefore I will mourn with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water you with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh...

Joel 1:10-12 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes...

Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail...

Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast on the earth...

The Sea of Sodom
The bounds of Judea, on both sides, are the sea; the western bound is the Mediterranean,--the eastern, the Dead sea, or the sea of Sodom. This the Jewish writers every where call, which you may not so properly interpret here, "the salt sea," as "the bituminous sea." In which sense word for word, "Sodom's salt," but properly "Sodom's bitumen," doth very frequently occur among them. The use of it was in the holy incense. They mingled 'bitumen,' 'the amber of Jordan,' and [an herb known to few], with
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Isaiah 19:5
The waters of the river will dry up, and the riverbed will be parched and dry.

Isaiah 19:6
The canals will stink; the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up. The reeds and rushes will wither,

Jeremiah 14:5
Even the doe in the field deserts her newborn fawn because there is no grass.

Jeremiah 48:34
"The sound of their cry rises from Heshbon to Elealeh and Jahaz, from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah, for even the waters of Nimrim are dried up.

Joel 1:10
The fields are ruined, the ground is dried up; the grain is destroyed, the new wine is dried up, the olive oil fails.

Joel 2:3
Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste-- nothing escapes them.

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