15:1 The a burden of Moab. Because in the night b Ar of Moab
is laid waste, [and] brought to silence; because in the
night Kir of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence;
(a) )Read Geneva "Isa 13:1")
(b) The chief city by which the whole country was meant.
15:2c He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places,
to weep: Moab shall wail over d Nebo, and over Medeba: on
all e their heads [shall be] baldness, [and] every beard
(c) The Moabites will flee to their idols for comfort but
it will be too late.
(d) Which were cites of Moab.
(e) For as in the west parts the people used to let their
hair grow long when they mourned, so in the East part
they cut it off.
15:5 My f heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives [shall
flee] to Zoar, g an heifer of three years old: for they
shall go up the ascent of Luhith with weeping for in the
way of Horonaim they h shall raise a cry of destruction.
(f) The prophet speaks this in the person of the Moabites:
or as one who felt the great judgment of God that God
would come on them.
(g) Meaning that it was a city that always lived in
pleasure and never felt sorrow.
(h) He describes the miserable dissipation and flight of
15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gained, and that which
they have laid up, shall they carry away to the i brook
of the willows.
(i) To hide themselves and their goods there.
15:9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full k of blood: for I
will bring more upon Dimon, lions l upon him that
escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
(k) Of them who are slain.
(l) So that by no means would they escape the hand of God:
thus will God punish the enemies of his Church.