Isaiah 16:12
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New International Version
When Moab appears at her high place, she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine to pray, it is to no avail.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, when Moab shall appear, shall weary himself on the high place, and enter into his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.

World English Bible
It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, when it hath been seen, That weary hath been Moab on the high place, And he hath come unto his sanctuary to pray, And is not able.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When it is seen that Moab, etc. "When Moab shall see," etc. - For נראה nirah, a MS. reads ראה raah, and so the Syriac and Chaldee. "Perhaps כי נראה ki nirah is only a various reading of כי נלאה ki nilah." Secker. A very probable conjecture.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Isaiah 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba...

Isaiah 26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was on them.

Numbers 22:39,41 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjathhuzoth...

Numbers 23:1-3,14,28 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams...

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there shall come a Star out of Jacob...

Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call on me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Jeremiah 48:35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, said the LORD, him that offers in the high places, and him that burns incense to his gods.

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Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god...

1 Kings 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech...

2 Kings 3:27 Then he took his oldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering on the wall...

Jeremiah 48:7,13,46 For because you have trusted in your works and in your treasures, you shall also be taken...


Isaiah 47:13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up...

2 Kings 19:12,16-19 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph...

Psalm 115:3-7 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased...

Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them...

CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 21:28
"Fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the citizens of Arnon's heights.

Numbers 22:39
Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth.

1 Kings 18:29
Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.

Isaiah 15:2
Dibon goes up to its temple, to its high places to weep; Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba. Every head is shaved and every beard cut off.

Isaiah 16:13
This is the word the LORD has already spoken concerning Moab.

Jeremiah 48:35
In Moab I will put an end to those who make offerings on the high places and burn incense to their gods," declares the LORD.

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