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A prophesy against the Ammonites, ver. 1 - 7.
The Moabites, ver. 8 - 11.
The Edomites, ver. 12 - 14.
And the Philistines, ver. 15 - 17.
3: Aha - When thou shouldest have pitied, thou didst proudly insult
over my people.
4: The men of the east - The Arabians, associates of
Nebuchadnezzar, who recompensed their service, with giving them
this country when it was conquered, as it was five years after
the desolation of Jerusalem.
5: Rabbah - The royal city, called since Philadelphia from the
king of Egypt who built it. The Ammonites - The land they dwelt in.
7: Know - Thus God will bring those that were strangers to him into
an acquaintance with him, and it will be a blessed effect of their
calamities. How much better is it, to be poor and know God, than to
be rich, and ignorant of him?
8: Seir - The seed of Esau, the Edomites.
Seir was the mountain where they first planted themselves.
Is like - Are no more a select people than others.
9: The side - That part of his country which was best fortified.
Bethjeshimoth - An ancient city; it was a fortress toward the desert,
which watched lest any should make an inroad on the country.
10: With the Ammonites - As I have given Ammon, so I will
with them give Moab to the Chaldeans, who will give it to the
13: Teman - A country in the southern coast of Edom.
Dedan - Adjoining to Edom.
15: It - Israel.
16: The Cherethim - The bowmen, the strength of Philistia.
The remnant - Who had escaped the sword of Samuel, David, Hezekiah,
and of Psammetichus king of Egypt.