Isaiah 15:1
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New International Version
A prophecy against Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! Kir in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night!

King James Bible
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;

Darby Bible Translation
The burden of Moab: For in the night of being laid waste, Ar of Moab is destroyed; for in the night of being laid waste, Kir of Moab is destroyed!

World English Bible
The burden of Moab: for in a night, Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
The burden of Moab. Because in a night destroyed was Ar of Moab -- It hath been cut off, Because in a night destroyed was Kir of Moab -- It hath been cut off.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because in the night - בליל beleil. That both these cities should be taken in the night is a circumstance somewhat unusual; but not so material as to deserve to be so strongly insisted upon. Vitringa, by his remark on this word, shows that he was dissatisfied with it in its plain and obvious meaning, and is forced to have recourse to a very hard metaphorical interpretation of it. Noctu vel nocturno impetu; vel metaphorice, repente, subito, inexpectata destructione: placet posterius. Calmet conjectures, and I think it probable, that the true reading is כליל keleil, as the night. There are many mistakes in the Hebrew text arising from the very great similitude of the letters ב beth, and כ caph, which in many MSS., and some printed editions, are hardly distinguishable.

Admitting this reading, the translation will be, -

"Because Ar is utterly destroyed, Moab is undone!

Because Kir is utterly destroyed, Moab is undone!"

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

burden. This and the following chapter form one entire prophecy; which was most probably delivered, as Bp. Lowth supposes, soon after the foregoing, (ch.

Isaiah 14:28-32 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden...

,) in the first year of Hezekiah, and accomplished in his fourth year when Shalmaneser invaded Israel.

Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

Isaiah 14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

Moab

Isaiah 11:14 But they shall fly on the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together...

Isaiah 25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him...

Jeremiah 9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness...

Jeremiah 48:1 Against Moab thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe to Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken...

Ezekiel 25:8-11 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like to all the heathen...

Amos 2:1-3 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...

Zephaniah 2:8-11 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people...

in the

Exodus 12:29,30 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt...

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that I write to you...

Ar

Numbers 21:28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it has consumed Ar of Moab...

Deuteronomy 2:9,18 And the LORD said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle...

brought to silence. or, cut off
Kir

Isaiah 16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall you mourn; surely they are stricken.

Kir-hareseth

Isaiah 16:11 Why my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kirharesh.

Kirharesh

2 Kings 3:25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it...

Kir-haraseth

Jeremiah 48:31,36 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; my heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres...

Kir-heres

Library
The Sea of Sodom
The bounds of Judea, on both sides, are the sea; the western bound is the Mediterranean,--the eastern, the Dead sea, or the sea of Sodom. This the Jewish writers every where call, which you may not so properly interpret here, "the salt sea," as "the bituminous sea." In which sense word for word, "Sodom's salt," but properly "Sodom's bitumen," doth very frequently occur among them. The use of it was in the holy incense. They mingled 'bitumen,' 'the amber of Jordan,' and [an herb known to few], with
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Numbers 21:28
"Fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the citizens of Arnon's heights.

Isaiah 11:14
They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia to the west; together they will plunder the people to the east. They will subdue Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be subject to them.

Isaiah 13:1
A prophecy against Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:

Isaiah 25:10
The hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain; but Moab will be trampled in their land as straw is trampled down in the manure.

Isaiah 25:12
He will bring down your high fortified walls and lay them low; he will bring them down to the ground, to the very dust.

Jeremiah 48:1
Concerning Moab: This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Woe to Nebo, for it will be ruined. Kiriathaim will be disgraced and captured; the stronghold will be disgraced and shattered.

Ezekiel 25:8
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'Because Moab and Seir said, "Look, Judah has become like all the other nations,"

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