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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Isaiah 15

Chapter 15

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;


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


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


Numbers 21:28 Deuteronomy 2:9,18

brought to silence

or, cut off. Kir.





2 Kings 3:25


Jeremiah 48:31,36


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


3 14:31 16:7 Jeremiah 48:31,39


Numbers 32:3,38 Deuteronomy 34:1 Jeremiah 48:1


Numbers 21:30 Joshua 13:16


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

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.

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.


16:8,9 Numbers 32:3,4 Jeremiah 48:34


Numbers 21:23 Deuteronomy 2:32 Joshua 13:18 Judges 11:20


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

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


16:14 Jeremiah 48:34

the mounting

Jeremiah 48:5,34


2 Samuel 15:23,30


Heb. breaking.

22:5 Jeremiah 4:20

For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.


Numbers 32:3,36



Joshua 13:27



Heb. desolations. the grass.

16:9,10 Joel 1:10-12 Habakkuk 3:17,18 Revelation 8:7

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.

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


Ezekiel 47:10

En-eglaim Eglaim is called Agallim by Eusebius, who places it eight miles south from Ar or Areopolis


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.


Some have Dibon; and Jerome says that the same town was called both Dibon and Dimon.


Heb. additions.

Leviticus 26:18,21,24,28 Jeremiah 48:43-45


Leviticus 26:22 2 Kings 17:25 Jeremiah 15:3 Amos 5:19


Bp. Lowth, upon the authority of the LXX., renders, "upon the escaped of Moab, and Ariel, and the remnant of Admah."