Jeremiah 48:15
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English Standard Version
The destroyer of Moab and his cities has come up, and the choicest of his young men have gone down to slaughter, declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

King James Bible
Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

American Standard Version
Moab is laid waste, and they are gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moab is laid waste, and they have cast down her cities: and her choice young men are gone down to the slaughter: saith the king, whose name is the Lord of hosts.

English Revised Version
Moab is laid waste, and they are gone up into her cities; and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moab is laid waste, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the king, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 48:15 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Moab is laid waste, and its inhabitants carried captive. - Jeremiah 48:9. "Give pinions to Moab, for he will flee and get away, and his cities shall become a waste, with no one dwelling in them. Jeremiah 48:10. Cursed is he that doeth the work of Jahveh negligently, and cursed is he that restraineth his sword from blood. Jeremiah 48:11. Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and lay still upon his lees; he was not poured out from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity, therefore his taste hath remained in him, and his smell hath not changed. Jeremiah 48:12. Therefore, behold, days come, saith Jahveh, when I will send to him those who pour out, and they shall pour him out; and they shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles. Jeremiah 48:13. And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence. Jeremiah 48:14. How can ye say, We are mighty, and men of valour for the war? Jeremiah 48:15. Moab is laid waste, and people ascend into his cities, and the choice of his young men go down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is Jahveh of hosts."

The devastation will come so suddenly, that Moab, in order to escape it, uses wings for enabling him to flee from it. The request "give" is not ironical, but a mere rhetorical employment of the idea that wings would be necessary in order to escape. ציץ, which elsewhere means a flower, here signifies wings or waving plumes, as in the Targum on Psalm 139:9, and in the Rabbinical writings. נצא, written with א for the sake of obtaining similarity of sound, stands for נצה equals נצץ, to flee.

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spoiled

Jeremiah 48:8,9-25 And the spoiler shall come on every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed...

his chosen [heb] the choice of his

Isaiah 40:30,31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall...

gone

Jeremiah 48:4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.

Jeremiah 50:27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Jeremiah 51:40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.

Isaiah 34:2-8 For the indignation of the LORD is on all nations, and his fury on all their armies: he has utterly destroyed them...

saith

Jeremiah 46:18 As I live, said the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea...

Jeremiah 51:57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men...

Psalm 24:8-10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle...

Psalm 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment...

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

Malachi 1:14 But cursed be the deceiver, which has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King...

Revelation 19:16 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

whose

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

Cross References
Isaiah 40:30
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;

Isaiah 40:31
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Jeremiah 46:18
"As I live, declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, like Tabor among the mountains and like Carmel by the sea, shall one come.

Jeremiah 50:27
Kill all her bulls; let them go down to the slaughter. Woe to them, for their day has come, the time of their punishment.

Jeremiah 51:40
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and male goats.

Jeremiah 51:57
I will make drunk her officials and her wise men, her governors, her commanders, and her warriors; they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake, declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Amos 4:10
"I sent among you a pestilence after the manner of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword, and carried away your horses, and I made the stench of your camp go up into your nostrils; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.

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