Jeremiah 48:25
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English Standard Version
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, declares the LORD.

King James Bible
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.

American Standard Version
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In Jeremiah 48:18-25 is further described the downfall of this strong and glorious power. The inhabitants if Dibon are to come down from their glory and sit in misery; those of Aroer are to ask the fugitives what has happened, that they may learn that the whole table-land on to the Arnon has been taken by the enemy; and they are to howl over the calamity. The idea presented in Jeremiah 48:18 is an imitation of that in Isaiah 47:1, "Come down, O daughter of Babylon, sit in the dust;" but רדי is intensified by the addition of מכּבוד, and וּשׁבי על is changed into וּשׁבי בצּמא (the Kethib ישׁבי has evidently been written by mistake for וּשׁבי, the Qeri). צמא elsewhere means "thirst;" but "sit down in the thirst" would be too strange an expression; hence צמא must here have the meaning of צמא, Isaiah 44:3, "the thirsty arid land:" thus it remains a question whether we should point the word צמא, or take צמא as another form of צמא, as חלב sa ,צמא fo mro is of חלב, Ezekiel 23:19. There is no sufficient reason why Hitzig and Ewald should give the word a meaning foreign to it, from the Arabic or Syriac. Dibon lay about four miles north from the Arnon, at the foot of a mountain, in a very beautiful plain, where, under the name of Dibn, many traces of walls, and a well by the wayside, hewn out of the rock, are still to be found (Seetzen, i. S. 409f.). Hence it must have been well provided with water, even though we should be obliged to understand by "the water of Dimon" (Dibon), which Isaiah mentions (Isaiah 15:9), the river Arnon, which is about three miles off. The command to "sit down in an arid land" thus forms a suitable figure, representing the humiliation and devastation of Dibon. That the city was fortified, is evident from the mention of the fortifications in the last clause. ישׁבת , as in Jeremiah 46:19. Aroer was situated on the north bank of the Arnon (Mojeb), where its ruins still remain, under the old name Arג'ir (Burckhardt, p. 372). It was a frontier town, between the kingdom of Sihon (afterwards the territory of the Israelites) and the possession of the Moabites (Deuteronomy 2:36; Deuteronomy 3:12; Deuteronomy 4:48; Joshua 12:2; Joshua 13:9, Joshua 13:16). But after the Moabites had regained the northern portion of their original territory, it lay in the midst of the land. The fugitives here represented as passing by are endeavouring, by crossing the Arnon, to escape from the enemy advancing from the north, and subduing the country before them. נס ונמלטה means fugitives of every kind. The co-ordination of the same word or synonymous terms in the masc. and fem. serves to generalize the idea; see on Isaiah 3:1, and Ewald, 172, c. In נמלטה the tone is retracted through the influence of the distinctive accent; the form is participial. The question, "What has happened?" is answered in Jeremiah 48:20. כּי חתּה, "for ( equals certainly) it is broken down." The Kethib הלילי וּזעקי must not be changed. Moab is addressed: with הגּידוּ is introduced the summons, addressed to individuals, to proclaim at the Arnon the calamity that has befallen the country to the north of that river.

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horn

Psalm 75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Lamentations 2:3 He has cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he has drawn back his right hand from before the enemy...

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn...

Daniel 8:7-9,21 And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and broke his two horns...

Zechariah 1:19-21 And I said to the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel...

and his

Numbers 32:37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,

Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Psalm 10:15 Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none.

Psalm 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Ezekiel 30:21-25 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, see, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it...

Cross References
Job 22:9
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.

Psalm 10:15
Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.

Psalm 75:10
All the horns of the wicked I will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

Lamentations 2:3
He has cut down in fierce anger all the might of Israel; he has withdrawn from them his right hand in the face of the enemy; he has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob, consuming all around.

Zechariah 1:19
And I said to the angel who talked with me, "What are these?" And he said to me, "These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."

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