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Moab is spoiled…
The whole country is ruined; which is spoken of as present, though future, after the manner of prophecy, because of the certainty of it: and gone up [out of] her cities;
the inhabitants of Moab were gone up out of their cities, either through fear and flight; or through force, being made to go out of them, and were carried captive. The Targum is,
``the Moabites are spoiled, and their cities are desolate;''and so Kimchi interprets it,
``the multitude of her cities is made to cease;''the people of them. It might be as well rendered, "and he is gone up to her cities" F21; that is, the spoiler F23, as Kimchi's father rightly interprets it; see (Jeremiah 48:8) ; or it may be rendered, "and his cities, into which he went up" F24; that is, those are spoiled and destroyed, into which the Moabites used to go up, being built on high places; or whither they went for safety, the enemy being in their country, but in vain: and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter;
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