Jeremiah Chapter 48 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The iudgement of Moab, 7 for their pride, 11 for their securitie, 14 for their carnall confidence, 26 & for their contempt of God and his people. 47 The restauration of Moab.
2 There shall bee no more prayse of Moab: in Heshbon they haue deuised euill against it; come and let vs cut it off from being a nation; also thou shalt bee cut downe, O Madmen, the sword shall pursue thee.2
11 ¶ Moab hath bene at ease from his youth, and hee hath setled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessell to vessell, neither hath he gone into captiuitie: therefore his taste remained in him, and his sent is not changed.11
32 O vine of Sibmah, I wil weepe for thee, with the weeping of Iazer; thy plants are gone ouer the sea, they reach euen to the sea of Iazer, the spoiler is fallen vpon thy summer fruits, and vpon thy vintage.
33 And ioy and gladnesse is taken from the plentifull field, and from the land of Moab, and I haue caused wine to faile from the winepresses, none shall tread with shouting, their showting shall be no showting.33
34 From the cry of Heshbon euen vnto Elealeh, and euen vnto Iahaz haue they vttered their voyce, from Zoar euen vnto Horonaim as an heifer of three yeeres old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.34
44 Hee that fleeth from the feare shall fall into the pit, and he that getteth vp out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring vpon it, euen vpon Moab, the yeere of their visitation, saith the Lord.
45 They that fled, stood vnder the shadow of Heshbon, because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the middest of Sihon, and shall deuoure the corner of Moab, and the crowne of the head of the tumultuous ones.45
View Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah Chapter 48
48:2 Heshbon - Heshbon was one of the principal cities of the Moabites. Probably the enemies sat there in counsel, when they had taken it, against the other parts of the country.
48:3 Horoniam - Another city of Moab.
48:5 Luhith - To this city the Moabites fled for sanctuary, and flying made so great an out - cry that their enemies who pursued them heard it.
48:6 And be - Save your lives, though all ye have be lost.
48:7 Trusted - In thy idols. Chemosh - Chemosh was their principal idol.
48:9 Give wings - The Moabites have need of wings like a bird to escape that ruin which is coming upon them.
48:11 At ease - The Moabites ever since they began to be a people, have been a quiet people. Settled - Like a cask of wine, that has not been racked but has continued in the same state. Not emptied - A metaphor of wine which is drawn out from vessel to vessel, when it is drawn off the lees. It is expounded by the next words. Therefore - And this is the reason why they retain their old sins, pride, presumption, and luxury.
48:12 Wanderers - The Chaldeans, who wandered from their own country to conquer other people. Break his bottles - He had before compared the Moabites, to wine settled upon the lees, here he saith, that God would send those that should not only disturb, but destroy them.
48:13 Bethel - The golden calves, which Jeroboam set up at Dan and Bethel.
48:16 Is near - Josephus tells us this destruction came upon the Moabites five years after the siege of Jerusalem.
48:17 Staff - A staff and a rod are as well, ensigns of power and government, as instruments to punish offenders.
48:18 Dibon - Dibon, Aroer, and Ataroh were built by the children of Gad. It should seem the Moabites were not come into the possession of them. In thirst - It was a place well watered, but God threatens she should be in thirst, that is, driven into some dry, barren countries. The spoiler - The king of Babylon.
48:20 Arnon - Arnon was the name of a river; it was the border of Moab: probably the adjacent country or city might take its name from the river.
48:25 The horn - That is the beauty and the strength of Moab.
48:26 Drunken - Fill him with the intoxicating wine of God's vengeance.
48:27 Was he found - Why didst thou deal by Israel as men deal by thieves, when they are brought to shame?
48:28 O ye - Still the prophet speaks of the Moabites, as a people whose armies were routed, and calls to them to leave their houses in cities, not promising themselves any security, either to or from their houses, or from the walls of the cities, but to get them to rocks, which are naturally fortified, and from whence (if from any place) security may be promised.
48:30 I know - He shall never execute what he thinks to do. But - His boastings and his lies, still never effect his designs.
48:31 Kir - herez - A city of Moab.
48:32 Sibmah - Sibmah was famous in those days for vines. Jazer - Jazer was it seems first taken, and carried into captivity.
48:36 Pipes - The prophet means such pipes as they were wont to use at funerals, and other sad occasions.
48:40 He - Nebuchadnezzar shall come swiftly, and spread himself over Moab.
48:43 Fear - A variety of dangers upon all sides.
48:45 Heshbon - Heshbon was it seems a place of force. The crown - That is, the glory.
48:47 Bring again - It seems this is to be understood of a spiritual reduction of them, by calling them into the kingdom of the Messiah.
Jeremiah Chapter 48 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Or, the hie place.
2 Or, bee brought to silence. , Heb. goe after thee.
5 Heb. weeping with weeping. , Isai.15.5.
6 Or, a naked tree. , Cha.17.6.
10 Or, negligently.
11 Heb. stood.
14 1. Kings 12.29.
15 Heb. the choice of.
19 Heb. inhabitresse.
20 Isai. 16.7.
27 Or, moouedst thy selfe.
29 Isai. 16.6. &c.
30 Or, those on whom hee stayeth (heb. his barres) do not right.
33 Isai. 16.10.
34 Isai. 15. 5,6. , Heb. desolations.
37 Isai. 15. 2,3. , Heb. diminished.
39 Heb. necke.
41 Or, the cities.
43 Isai. 24. 17,18.
45 Num. 21. 28. , Heb. children of noise.
46 Heb. in captiuitie.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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