The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 48:2
[There shall be] no more praise of Moab…
It shall be no
more commended for a rich, populous, and fruitful country, being now
laid waste; though the next phrase,
or "concerning Heshbon" F2, should be read in connection
with this; and then the sense is, there shall be none any more in
Heshbon to praise the country of Moab, what a fine and fertile country
it is, since that city will be destroyed also; or there will be no more
a Moabite to boast of his being an inhabitant in Heshbon, such an utter
destruction will be made of it; or there will be no more boasting of
Moab, or of any Moabite concerning Heshbon, what a famous, opulent, or
strong city that is, since it is no more. Of this city
(See Gill on 15:4);
they have devised evil against it;
that is, the Chaldeans devised evil
against Heshbon, to besiege it, take and destroy it: there is in the
expression a beautiful allusion to the name of the city of Heshbon,
which has its name from a word that signifies to devise and consult
come, and let us cut it off from [being] a nation:
this is what the
Babylonians consulted together against Heshbon; and not only against
that, a principal city; but against the whole country of Moab, to make
such an entire desolation of it, that it should be no more a nation:
that which the Moabites with others devised against the people of
Israel is now devised against them; a just retaliation this; see
(Psalms 83:4-6) ;
also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen;
or utterly destroyed: it may be
rendered, "shall become silent" F4; the voice of man shall not be
heard in it, especially the voice of praise, of boasting, and
rejoicing: there is in this clause also an elegant allusion to the name
of the place, which comes from a root that signifies to "cut down", or
"be silent" F5. This is thought by Grotius to be the Madiama of
the sword shall pursue thee;
after it has destroyed other cities, it
should come in great haste and with great force to Madmen; or it should
pursue after the inhabitants, of it, that should make their escape, or
attempt to do so. The Targum is,
``after thee shall go out those that slay with the sword.''
F2 (Nwbvxb bawm tlht dwe Nya) "nulla amplius gloriatio Moab in
Chesbon", Calvin; "non ultra laus, Moab in Chesbon", Montanus; to
the same purpose Vatablus.
F3 (Nwbvx) a (bvx) "cogitavit", "excogitavit".
F4 (ymdt) "silebis", Montanus; so R. Judah in Ben Melech; "ad
silentium redigeris"; so some in Vatablus.
F5 (Nmdm wmdt) .
F6 Geograph. l. 6. c. 7.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 48:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=jer&chapter=048&verse=002>. 1999.