Isaiah 16:6
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New International Version
We have heard of Moab's pride-- how great is her arrogance!-- of her conceit, her pride and her insolence; but her boasts are empty.

New Living Translation
We have heard about proud Moab--about its pride and arrogance and rage. But all that boasting has disappeared.

English Standard Version
We have heard of the pride of Moab— how proud he is!— of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; in his idle boasting he is not right.

New American Standard Bible
We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false.

King James Bible
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have heard of Moab's pride-- how very proud he is-- his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance, and his empty boasting.

International Standard Version
"We've heard about Moab's pride— so very proud he became!— his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; therefore he is alone.

NET Bible
We have heard about Moab's pride, their great arrogance, their boasting, pride, and excess. But their boastful claims are empty!

New Heart English Bible
We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We've heard of the arrogance of Moab's people. They are very arrogant. We've heard of their boasting, arrogance, and conceit, but their boasts aren't true.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We have heard of the pride of Moab; He is very proud; Even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his arrogancy, His ill-founded boastings.

New American Standard 1977
We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride;
            Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury;
            His idle boasts are false.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud, even of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath, but his lies shall not be so.

King James 2000 Bible
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

American King James Version
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

American Standard Version
We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogancy, and his pride, and his wrath; his boastings are nought.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We have heard of the pride of Moab, he is exceeding proud: his pride and his arrogancy, and his indignation is more than his strength.

Darby Bible Translation
We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, -- [he is] very proud, -- of his pride, and his arrogance, and his wrath: his pratings are vain.

English Revised Version
We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogancy, and his pride, and his wrath; his boastings are nought.

Webster's Bible Translation
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

World English Bible
We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
We have heard of the pride of Moab -- very proud, His pride, and his arrogance, and his wrath, Not right are his devices.
Study Bible
A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation
5A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt in righteousness. 6We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false. 7Therefore Moab will wail; everyone of Moab will wail. You will moan for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth As those who are utterly stricken.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:24
"Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with insolent pride.

Isaiah 25:11
And he will spread out his hands in the middle of it As a swimmer spreads out his hands to swim, But the Lord will lay low his pride together with the trickery of his hands.

Jeremiah 48:29
"We have heard of the pride of Moab-- he is very proud-- Of his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance and his self-exaltation.

Jeremiah 48:30
"I know his fury," declares the LORD, "But it is futile; His idle boasts have accomplished nothing.

Amos 2:1
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Moab and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he burned the bones of the king of Edom to lime.

Obadiah 1:3
"The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, You who live in the clefts of the rock, In the loftiness of your dwelling place, Who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?'

Zephaniah 2:8
"I have heard the taunting of Moab And the revilings of the sons of Ammon, With which they have taunted My people And become arrogant against their territory.

Zephaniah 2:10
This they will have in return for their pride, because they have taunted and become arrogant against the people of the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

have

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men …

Jeremiah 48:26,29,30,42 Make you him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: …

Amos 2:1 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, …

Obadiah 1:3,4 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts …

Zephaniah 2:9,10 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

but

Isaiah 28:15,18 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with …

Isaiah 44:25 That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; …

Jeremiah 50:36 A sword is on the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is on her mighty …

(6) We have heard of the pride of Moab . . .--The hopes of the prophet are clouded by the remembrance of the characteristic sin of Moab. Of this the Moabite Inscription gives sufficient evidence. (See Notes on Isaiah 15) Isaiah's language finds an echo in Jeremiah 48:29.

But his lies shall not be so.--Better, "his lies, or boasts, are of no worth," are "not so" as they seem to be.

Verse 6. - We have heard of the pride of Moab. A new section commences. Moab has not accepted the offer of mercy made in vers. 1-5, and is therefore denounced afresh. Her "pride" prevented her from renewing her subjection to the house of David, and therefore it is her pride which is specially condemned. His lies shall not be so; rather, of no worth are his boast-tags. The result will not correspond with them. We have heard of the pride of Moab,.... These are the words of the prophet, either in the name of the Lord, or in the person of the Jews, or of other nations, who had heard very frequently, and from many persons, and from every quarter, of the excessive pride of this people, and had many instances of it related to them, which foretold their ruin; for pride comes before a fall:

(he is very proud): though his original was so base and infamous; and therefore there is little reason to hope or expect that he would take the advice above given him, or do the good offices for the Jews he was exhorted to; his pride was such, that he would despise the counsel of God, and would never stoop to do any favour for his people:

even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath; of his contempt of the people of God, and his wrath against them:

but his lies shall not be so; or, "his strength" shall "not be so" (b); as his wrath: he shall not be able to do what in his pride and wrath he said he would do; all his wicked thoughts and devices, all his haughty and wrathful expressions, will signify nothing; they will all be of no effect, for God resisteth the proud, see Jeremiah 48:30. It may be rendered, "not right", that of "his diviners" (c); their words and works, what they say or do; so the word is used in Isaiah 44:25.

(b) "non sicut, fortitudo ejus"; so some in Vatablus. (c) "non rectum divinorum ejus", Vitringa. 6. We—Jews. We reject Moab's supplication for his pride.

lies—false boasts.

not be so—rather, "not right"; shall prove vain (Isa 25:10; Jer 48:29, 30; Zep 2:8). "It shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it."16:6-14 Those who will not be counselled, cannot be helped. More souls are ruined by pride than by any other sin whatever. Also, the very proud are commonly very passionate. With lies many seek to gain the gratification of pride and passion, but they shall not compass proud and angry projects. Moab was famous for fields and vineyards; but they shall be laid waste by the invading army. God can soon turn laughter into mourning, and joy into heaviness. In God let us always rejoice with holy triumph; in earthly things let us always rejoice with holy trembling. The prophet looks with concern on the desolations of such a pleasant country; it causes inward grief. The false gods of Moab are unable to help; and the God of Israel, the only true God, can and will make good what he has spoken. Let Moab know her ruin is very near, and prepare. The most awful declarations of Divine wrath, discover the way of escape to those who take warning. There is no escape, but by submission to the Son of David, and devoting ourselves to him. And, at length, when the appointed time comes, all the glory, prosperity, and multitude of the wicked shall perish.
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