New International Version
Moab will be destroyed as a nation because she defied the LORD.
King James Bible
And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against Jehovah.
World English Bible
Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he has magnified himself against Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And Moab hath been destroyed from being a people, For against Jehovah he exerted himself.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Moab shall be destroyed from being a people - They shall not have a king or civil governor: and I doubt whether there be any evidence that they were ever reinstated in their national character. They were captivated by the Chaldeans; and probably many returned with the Jews on the edict of Cyrus: but as to their being an independent nation after this, where is the positive proof?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Moab Moab had long since ceased to be a nation; while the Jews, agreeably to the Divine promise, (Jer.
) 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!
LibraryAugust 8. "Be Like the Dove" (Jer. Xlviii. 28).
"Be like the dove" (Jer. xlviii. 28). Harmless as a dove, is Christ's interpretation of the beautiful emblem. And so the Spirit of God is purity itself. He cannot dwell in an unclean heart. He cannot abide in the natural mind. It was said of the anointing of old, "On man's flesh it shall not be poured." The purity which the Holy Spirit brings is like the white and spotless little plant which grows up out of the heap of manure, or the black soil, without one grain of impurity adhering to its crystalline …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Meditations for the Sick.
"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel's name is remembered no more."
But now the LORD says: "Within three years, as a servant bound by contract would count them, Moab's splendor and all her many people will be despised, and her survivors will be very few and feeble."
Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!
Moab will be praised no more; in Heshbon people will plot her downfall: 'Come, let us put an end to that nation.' You, the people of Madmen, will also be silenced; the sword will pursue you.
"Make her drunk, for she has defied the LORD. Let Moab wallow in her vomit; let her be an object of ridicule.
You boasted against me and spoke against me without restraint, and I heard it.
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