Jeremiah 48:15
New International Version
Moab will be destroyed and her towns invaded; her finest young men will go down in the slaughter," declares the King, whose name is the LORD Almighty.

New Living Translation
But now Moab and his towns will be destroyed. His most promising youth are doomed to slaughter," says the King, whose name is the LORD of Heaven's Armies.

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.

Berean Study Bible
Moab has been destroyed and its towns invaded; the best of its young men have gone down in the slaughter, declares the King whose name is the LORD of Hosts.

New American Standard Bible
"Moab has been destroyed and men have gone up to his cities; His choicest young men have also gone down to the 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.

Christian Standard Bible
The destroyer of Moab and its towns has come up, and the best of its young men have gone down to slaughter. This is the King's declaration; the LORD of Armies is his name.

Contemporary English Version
But I am the LORD, the all-powerful King, and I promise that enemies will overpower your towns. Even your best warriors will die in the battle.

Good News Translation
Moab and its cities are destroyed; its finest young men have been slaughtered. I am the king, the LORD Almighty, and I have spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The destroyer of Moab and its towns has come up, and the best of its young men have gone down to slaughter. This is the King's declaration; Yahweh of Hosts is His name.

International Standard Version
Moab will be destroyed, and the enemy will come up against her cities. Her finest young men will go down to slaughter," declares the King, whose name is the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

NET Bible
Moab will be destroyed. Its towns will be invaded. Its finest young men will be slaughtered. I, the King, the LORD who rules over all, affirm it!

New Heart English Bible
Moab is laid waste, and they are gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter,' says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The enemy will attack Moab and destroy its cities. Its finest young men will be slaughtered," declares the king, whose name is the LORD of Armies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moab is spoiled, 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.

New American Standard 1977
“Moab has been destroyed, and men have gone up to his cities; His choicest young men have also gone down to the slaughter,” Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moab is spoiled, and his cities destroyed, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, said the King whose name is the LORD of the hosts.

King James 2000 Bible
Moab is plundered, and gone up out of her cities, and her chosen young men have gone down to the slaughter, says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

American King James Version
Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, said 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Moab is ruined, even his city, and his choice young men have gone down to slaughter.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Moab is laid waste, and his cities are gone up [in smoke], and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah 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.

World English Bible
Moab is laid waste, and they are gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, says the King, whose name is Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
Spoiled is Moab, and her cities hath one gone up, And the choice of its young men Have gone down to slaughter, An affirmation of the King, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Moab
14How can you say, ‘We are warriors, mighty men ready for battle’? 15Moab has been destroyed and its towns invaded; the best of its young men have gone down in the slaughter, declares the King whose name is the LORD of Hosts. 16Moab’s calamity is at hand, and his affliction is rushing swiftly.…
Cross References
Isaiah 40:30
Even the youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall.

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.

Jeremiah 46:18
As surely as I live, declares the King, whose name is the LORD of Hosts, will come one like Tabor among the mountains and like Carmel by the sea.

Jeremiah 50:27
Put all her young bulls to the sword; 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 with male goats."

Jeremiah 51:57
I will make her princes and wise men drunk, along with her governors, officials, and warriors. Then they will fall asleep forever and not wake up," declares the King, whose name is the LORD of Hosts.

Amos 4:10
"I sent plagues among you like those of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camp, yet you did not return to Me," declares the LORD.

Malachi 1:14
"But cursed is the deceiver who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but sacrifices a defective animal to the Lord. For I am a great King," says the LORD of Hosts, "and My name is to be feared among the nations."

Treasury of Scripture

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

spoiled

Jeremiah 48:8,9-25
And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken…

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 unto 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.

saith

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

Jeremiah 51:57
And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

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

whose

James 5:4
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.







Lexicon
Moab
מוֹאָב֙ (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

has been destroyed
שֻׁדַּ֤ד (šud·daḏ)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7703: To deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin

and its towns
וְעָרֶ֣יהָ (wə·‘ā·re·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

invaded;
עָלָ֔ה (‘ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the best
וּמִבְחַ֥ר (ū·miḇ·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4005: Choicest, best

of its young men
בַּֽחוּרָ֖יו (ba·ḥū·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 970: Selected, a youth

have gone down
יָרְד֣וּ (yā·rə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

in the slaughter,
לַטָּ֑בַח (laṭ·ṭā·ḇaḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2875: Tebah -- son of Nahor

declares
נְאֻ֨ם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5002: An oracle

the King
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

whose name
שְׁמֽוֹ׃ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

[is] the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts.
צְבָא֖וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign
Verse 15. - Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities. The latter part of this clause in the Hebrew is extremely difficult; the Authorized Version is indefensible. It is even doubtful whether it can be translated at all consistently with grammar, though Hitzig, a good grammarian, has adopted the suggestion of Grotius, rendering, "and her cities have gone up," viz. in smoke, i.e. they have been burnt; comp. Judges 20:40, the end of which verso ought to run thus: "The whole city went up to heaven." But even if the verb in third masc. sing. be allowable after the plural noun, it is very harsh to give it such an interpretation, when the context says nothing about fire or smoke. J.D. Michaelis and Ewald, therefore, propose to change the vowel points of the first word, rendering, "The spoiler of Moab and of her cities is gone up;" and Dr. Payne Smith inclines to follow them. We thus obtain a striking antithesis; the enemy has "gone up," and Moab's young men are gone down, i.e. are felled by murderous hands (comp. Isaiah 34:71 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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