Isaiah 15:7
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New International Version
So the wealth they have acquired and stored up they carry away over the Ravine of the Poplars.

New Living Translation
The people grab their possessions and carry them across the Ravine of Willows.

English Standard Version
Therefore the abundance they have gained and what they have laid up they carry away over the Brook of the Willows.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the abundance which they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of Arabim.

King James Bible
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they carry their wealth and belongings over the Wadi of the Willows.

International Standard Version
Therefore the wealth they have acquired and what they have stored up— they carry them away over the Arab Wadi.

NET Bible
For this reason what they have made and stored up, they carry over the Stream of the Poplars.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore they will carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over the Brook of the Willows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why they carry the wealth that they have earned and stored up over Willow Ravine.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, And that which they have laid up, Shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore the abundance which they have acquired and stored up
            They carry off over the brook of Arabim.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore that which each one has laid up and their riches they shall carry away to the brook of the willows.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

American King James Version
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

American Standard Version
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away over the brook of the willows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
According to the greatness of their work, is their visitation also: they shall lead them to the torrent of the willows.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, do they carry away to the torrent of the willows.

English Revised Version
Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore the abundance they have gained, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

World English Bible
Therefore they will carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over the brook of the willows.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore the abundance he made, and their store, Unto the brook of the willows they carry.
Study Bible
The Burden Concerning Moab
6For the waters of Nimrim are desolate. Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass died out, There is no green thing. 7Therefore the abundance which they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of Arabim. 8For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab, Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.…
Cross References
Leviticus 23:40
'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.

Isaiah 15:8
For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab, Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.

Isaiah 30:6
The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev. Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them;

Jeremiah 48:36
"Therefore My heart wails for Moab like flutes; My heart also wails like flutes for the men of Kir-heres. Therefore they have lost the abundance it produced.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Isaiah 5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: …

Isaiah 10:6,14 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people …

Nahum 2:12,13 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled …

to the

Psalm 137:1,2 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we …

brook of the willows. or, valley of the Arabians

(7) Therefore the abundance . . .--The picture of the flight is completed. The fugitives carry with them all that they can collect together of their household goods, and bear them in their flight.

To the brook of the willows.--This, which has been variously translated as (1) "the torrent of the poplars," or (2) "the Arabians," or (3) "of the wilderness," was probably the Wady el Achsar, where a stream falls into the Dead Sea, between the territory of Moab and Edom, the brook Zered of Numbers 21:12, Deuteronomy 2:13. It is obviously named here as being the point where the fugitives pass the boundary of their own lands. With less probability it has been taken as a poetical equivalent for the Euphrates (Psalm 137:2).

Verse 7. - The abundance, etc.; i.e. "the property which they have been able to save and carry off with them." This, finding no place of refuge in their own territory, they convey to their southern border, where "the brook of the willows" separates their country from Edom, with the intention, no doubt, of transporting it across the brook. Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up,.... The great substance which the Moabites had got, and hoarded up:

shall they carry away to the brook of the willows; either the Moabites should carry their substance to some brook, it may be near Nimrim, where many willows grew, and cast it into the brook, or lay it by the brook side, in some private place, or under and among the willows, to preserve it from the enemy; or else the meaning is, that their enemies should take what they had with a great deal of labour got, and with a great deal of care had laid up, and carry it to the brook of the willows, some place without the city, and there divide it; or to the valley of the Arabians (q), as some render it, some part of Arabia lying between Moab and Babylon, whither they might carry it, in order to the conveyance of it into their own country at a proper time: it may be observed, that the country of Moab came after this into the hands of the Arabians; and, according to Jerom, the valley of Arabia lay in the way from Moab to Assyria; but it may be rendered "the valley of the willows", and design the land of Babylon, or Babylon itself, which was built in a plain, or on a flat by the river Euphrates, out of which many canals and rivulets were cut and derived, near to which willows in great abundance grew; as they usually do in marshy and watery places; hence the Jews in Babylon are said to hang their harps upon the willows which were by its rivers; so Jarchi thinks the land of Babylon is meant, and compares it with Psalm 137:1 which sense is approved of by Bochart and Vitringa. The Septuagint version is,

"I will bring upon the valley the Arabians, and they shall take it;''

and the Targum is,

"their border, which is by the western sea, shall be taken from them.''

(q) "in vallem Arabum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius. 7. Therefore—because of the devastation of the land.

abundance—literally, "that which is over and above" the necessaries of life.

brook of … willows—The fugitives flee from Nimrim, where the waters have failed, to places better watered. Margin has "valley of Arabians"; that is, to the valley on the boundary between them and Arabia-Petræa; now Wady-el Arabah. "Arabia" means a "desert."15:1-9 The Divine judgments about to come upon the Moabites. - This prophecy coming to pass within three years, would confirm the prophet's mission, and the belief in all his other prophecies. Concerning Moab it is foretold, 1. That their chief cities should be surprised by the enemy. Great changes, and very dismal ones, may be made in a very little time. 2. The Moabites would have recourse to their idols for relief. Ungodly men, when in trouble, have no comforter. But they are seldom brought by their terrors to approach our forgiving God with true sorrow and believing prayer. 3. There should be the cries of grief through the land. It is poor relief to have many fellow-sufferers, fellow-mourners. 4. The courage of their soldiers should fail. God can easily deprive a nation of that on which it most depended for strength and defence. 5. These calamities should cause grief in the neighbouring parts. Though enemies to Israel, yet as our fellow-creatures, it should be grievous to see them in such distress. In ver. 6-9, the prophet describes the woful lamentations heard through the country of Moab, when it became a prey to the Assyrian army. The country should be plundered. And famine is usually the sad effect of war. Those who are eager to get abundance of this world, and to lay up what they have gotten, little consider how soon it may be all taken from them. While we warn our enemies to escape from ruin, let us pray for them, that they may seek and find forgiveness of their sins.
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