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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The lamentable state of Moab.
 
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Chapter 15

Verse 1
The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;


burden
This and the following chapter form one entire prophecy; which was most probably delivered, as Bp. Lowth supposes, soon after the foregoing, (ch. 14:28-32,) in the first year of Hezekiah, and accomplished in his fourth year when Shalmaneser invaded Israel.
13:1; 14:28
Moab
11:14; 25:10; Jeremiah 9:26; 48:1-47; Ezekiel 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zephaniah 2:8-11
in the
Exodus 12:29,30; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
Ar
Numbers 21:28; Deuteronomy 2:9,18
brought to silence
or, cut off. Kir.
16:7
Kir-hareseth
16:11
Kir-haresh
2 Kings 3:25
Kir-haraseth
Jeremiah 48:31,36
Kir-heres

Verse 2
He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.
is gone
16:12; Joshua 13:17; Jeremiah 48:18,22,23
Moab
3; 14:31; 16:7; Jeremiah 48:31,39
Nebo
Numbers 32:3,38; Deuteronomy 34:1; Jeremiah 48:1
Medeba
Numbers 21:30; Joshua 13:16
all
3:24; 22:12; Leviticus 19:27,28; 21:5; Deuteronomy 14:1; Job 1:20; Jeremiah 7:29; 47:5; Jeremiah 48:1,37,38; Ezekiel 7:18

Verse 3
In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.
their streets
2 Samuel 3:31; 2 Kings 6:30; Jonah 3:6-8; Matthew 11:21
on the
2; 22:1; Deuteronomy 22:8; Jeremiah 19:13; 48:38,39
weeping abundantly
Heb. descending into weeping; or, coming down with weeping.

Verse 4
And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
Heshbon
16:8,9; Numbers 32:3,4; Jeremiah 48:34
Jahaz
Numbers 21:23; Deuteronomy 2:32; Joshua 13:18; Judges 11:20
his
Genesis 27:46; Numbers 11:15; 1 Kings 19:4; Job 3:20-22; 7:15,16; Jeremiah 8:3; 20:18; Jonah 4:3,8; Revelation 9:6

Verse 5
My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
My heart
16:9-11; Jeremiah 8:18,19; 9:10,18,19; 13:17; 17:16; 48:31-36; Luke 19:41-44; Romans 9:1-3
his fugitives, etc
or, to the borders thereof, even as an heifer. Zoar.
Genesis 13:10; 14:2; 19:22
three
16:14; Jeremiah 48:34
the mounting
Jeremiah 48:5,34
with
2 Samuel 15:23,30
destruction
Heb. breaking.
22:5; Jeremiah 4:20

Verse 6
For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
Nimrim
Numbers 32:3,36
Nimrah
Beth-nimrah
Joshua 13:27
Beth-nimrah
desolate
Heb. desolations. the grass.
16:9,10; Joel 1:10-12; Habakkuk 3:17,18; Revelation 8:7

Verse 7
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
the abundance
5:29; 10:6,14; Nahum 2:12,13
to the
Psalms 137:1,2
brook of the willows
or, valley of the Arabians.

Verse 8
For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
the cry
2-5; Jeremiah 48:20-24,31-34
Eglaim
Ezekiel 47:10
En-eglaim Eglaim is called Agallim by Eusebius, who places it eight miles south from Ar or Areopolis
&

Verse 9
For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
Dimon
Some have Dibon; and Jerome says that the same town was called both Dibon and Dimon.
more
Heb. additions.
Leviticus 26:18,21,24,28; Jeremiah 48:43-45
lions
Leviticus 26:22; 2 Kings 17:25; Jeremiah 15:3; Amos 5:19
him
Bp. Lowth, upon the authority of the LXX., renders, "upon the escaped of Moab, and Ariel, and the remnant of Admah."


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=015>.  

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