Jeremiah 48:43
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New International Version
Terror and pit and snare await you, you people of Moab," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
"Terror and traps and snares will be your lot, O Moab," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Terror, pit, and snare are before you, O inhabitant of Moab! declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Terror, pit and snare are coming upon you, O inhabitant of Moab," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Panic, pit, and trap await you, resident of Moab. This is the LORD's declaration.

Contemporary English Version
Terror, pits, and traps are waiting for you.

Good News Translation
Terror, pits, and traps are waiting for the people of Moab. The LORD has spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Panic, pit, and trap await you, resident of Moab. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Terror, pit, and trap will be used against you who live in Moab," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
Terror, pits, and traps are in store for the people who live in Moab. I, the LORD, affirm it!

New Heart English Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, inhabitant of Moab, says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Disasters, pits, and traps are in store for those who live in Moab," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Terror, and the pit, and the trap, Are upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Terror, pit, and snare are coming upon you, O inhabitant of Moab,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Fear and the pit and the snare shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon you, O inhabitant of Moab, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be on you, O inhabitant of Moab, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare come upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Fear, and the pit, and the snare shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, inhabitant of Moab, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Fear, and a snare, and a gin, are for thee, O inhabitant of Moab -- an affirmation of Jehovah,
Study Bible
The Judgment on Moab
42"Moab will be destroyed from being a people Because he has become arrogant toward the LORD. 43"Terror, pit and snare are coming upon you, O inhabitant of Moab," declares the LORD. 44"The one who flees from the terror Will fall into the pit, And the one who climbs up out of the pit Will be caught in the snare; For I shall bring upon her, even upon Moab, The year of their punishment," declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Isaiah 24:17
Terror and pit and snare Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.

Isaiah 24:18
Then it will be that he who flees the report of disaster will fall into the pit, And he who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the snare; For the windows above are opened, and the foundations of the earth shake.

Jeremiah 49:5
"Behold, I am going to bring terror upon you," Declares the Lord GOD of hosts, "From all directions around you; And each of you will be driven out headlong, With no one to gather the fugitives together.

Jeremiah 50:24
"I set a snare for you and you were also caught, O Babylon, While you yourself were not aware; You have been found and also seized Because you have engaged in conflict with the LORD."

Lamentations 3:47
Panic and pitfall have befallen us, Devastation and destruction;
Treasury of Scripture

Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be on you, O inhabitant of Moab, said the LORD.

Deuteronomy 32:23-25 I will heap mischiefs on them; I will spend my arrows on them…

Psalm 11:6 On the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible …

Isaiah 24:17,18 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are on you, O inhabitant of the earth…

Lamentations 3:47 Fear and a snare is come on us, desolation and destruction.

(43)Fear, and the pit, and the snare.--The words are a reproduction of Isaiah 24:17, which had probably passed into something like proverbial use. The sequence in each case shows that each word plays a distinct part in the imagery. First there is the terror of the animal pursued by huntsmen, then the pit dug in the earth that it may fall into it (Psalm 7:15; Proverbs 26:27; Ecclesiastes 10:8); then, if it scrambles out of the pit, the snare or trap which finally secures it.

Verses 43-47. - Hence, as the final result, escape is absolutely impossible, for one can get succeeds another in an endless series The last and greatest danger besots those who seek refuge behind the strong fortifications of Heshbon, It is from this very city that the hottest fire of the enemy breaks forth. Chemosh has not saved his people; and yet there is hope for Moab in the future. Verse 43. - Fear, and the pit, and the snare. An alliteration in the Hebrew, which occurs again in Isaiah 24:17. In German it can be represented better than in English - e.g. by Hitzig's "grauen, graben, garn." All primitive poetry delights in such alliterations. Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee,.... A proverbial expression, showing, that if they escaped one danger, or sore judgment, they should fall into another and greater: the words seem to be taken from Isaiah 24:17; See Gill on Isaiah 24:17;

O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord; what in the prophecy of Isaiah is said of the inhabitants of the earth in general, is here applied to the inhabitants of Moab in particular. 43, 44. (See on [988]Isa 24:17, 18).48:14-47. The destruction of Moab is further prophesied, to awaken them by national repentance and reformation to prevent the trouble, or by a personal repentance and reformation to prepare for it. In reading this long roll of threatenings, and mediating on the terror, it will be of more use to us to keep in view the power of God's anger and the terror of his judgments, and to have our hearts possessed with a holy awe of God and of his wrath, than to search into all the figures and expressions here used. Yet it is not perpetual destruction. The chapter ends with a promise of their return out of captivity in the latter days. Even with Moabites God will not contend for ever, nor be always wroth. The Jews refer it to the days of the Messiah; then the captives of the Gentiles, under the yoke of sin and Satan, shall be brought back by Divine grace, which shall make them free indeed.
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