The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 48:8
And the spoiler shall come upon every city…
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and his army. The Targum is, the
spoilers, who came against and took every city of Moab, and wasted
them. Josephus F14 makes particular mention of Nebuchadnezzar subduing
the Ammonites and Moabites:
and no city shall escape;
the spoiler, and destruction by him:
the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the
Lord hath spoken;
not only the cities, and the inhabitants of them; but
the inhabitants of the valleys and plains, as the Targum paraphrases
it, should be destroyed; and also the corn that grew upon them, and the
flocks and herds that grazed there, exactly as the Lord had foretold.
F14 Antiqu. l. 10. c. 9. sect. 7.