Jeremiah 48:9
New International Version
Put salt on Moab, for she will be laid waste; her towns will become desolate, with no one to live in them.

New Living Translation
Oh, that Moab had wings so she could fly away, for her towns will be left empty, with no one living in them.

English Standard Version
“Give wings to Moab, for she would fly away; her cities shall become a desolation, with no inhabitant in them.

Berean Study Bible
Put salt on Moab, for she will be laid waste; her cities will become desolate, with no one to dwell in them.

King James Bible
Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.

New King James Version
“Give wings to Moab, That she may flee and get away; For her cities shall be desolate, Without any to dwell in them.

New American Standard Bible
“Give wings to Moab, For she will flee away; And her cities will become a desolation, Without inhabitants in them.

NASB 1995
“Give wings to Moab, For she will flee away; And her cities will become a desolation, Without inhabitants in them.

NASB 1977
“Give wings to Moab, For she will flee away; And her cities will become a desolation, Without inhabitants in them.

Amplified Bible
“Give a gravestone to Moab, For she will fall into ruins; Her cities (pastures, farms) will be desolate, Without anyone to live in them.

Christian Standard Bible
Make Moab a salt marsh, for she will run away; her towns will become a desolation, without inhabitant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make Moab a salt marsh, for she will run away; her towns will become a desolation, without inhabitant.

American Standard Version
Give wings unto Moab, that she may fly and get her away: and her cities shall become a desolation, without any to dwell therein.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give a crown to Moab because the sword destroys and all her cities shall be for a wilderness which is without inhabitant

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Set marks upon Moab, for she shall be touched with a plague-spot, and all her cities shall become desolate; whence shall there be an inhabitant for her?

Contemporary English Version
Spread salt on the ground to kill the crops. Leave its towns in ruins, with no one living there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give a flower to Moab, for in its flower it shall go out: and the cities thereof shall be desolate, and uninhabited.

English Revised Version
Give wings unto Moab, that she may fly and get her away: and her cities shall become a desolation, without any to dwell therein.

Good News Translation
Set up a tombstone for Moab; it will soon be destroyed. Its towns will be left in ruins, and no one will live there again." (

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Put salt on Moab. It will be destroyed. Its cities will become deserted ruins.

International Standard Version
"Put salt on Moab for she will surely fall. Her towns will become desolate places, without any inhabitants in them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give wings unto Moab, For she must fly and get away; And her cities shall become a desolation, Without any to dwell therein.

Literal Standard Version
Give wings to Moab, that she may go forth and flee away, And her cities are for a desolation, Without an inhabitant in them.

NET Bible
Set up a gravestone for Moab, for it will certainly be laid in ruins! Its cities will be laid waste and become uninhabited."

New Heart English Bible
Give wings to Moab, that she may fly and get her away: and her cities shall become a desolation, without any to dwell in them.'

World English Bible
Give wings to Moab, that she may fly and get her away: and her cities shall become a desolation, without any to dwell therein.

Young's Literal Translation
Give wings to Moab, for she utterly goeth out, And her cities are for a desolation, Without an inhabitant in them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Judgment on Moab
8The destroyer will move against every city, and not one town will escape. The valley will also be ruined, and the high plain will be destroyed, as the LORD has said. 9Put salt on Moab, for she will be laid waste; her cities will become desolate, with no one to dwell in them. 10Cursed is the one who is remiss in doing the work of the LORD, and cursed is he who withholds his sword from bloodshed.…

Cross References
Psalm 11:1
In the LORD I take refuge. So how can you say to me, "Flee to your mountain like a bird!

Isaiah 16:2
Like fluttering birds pushed out of the nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon:

Jeremiah 44:22
So the LORD could no longer endure the evil deeds and detestable acts you committed, and your land became a desolation, a horror, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as it is this day.

Jeremiah 48:28
Abandon the towns and settle among the rocks, O dwellers of Moab! Be like a dove that nests at the mouth of a cave.


Treasury of Scripture

Give wings to Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.

wings

Jeremiah 48:28
O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

Psalm 11:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Psalm 55:6
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

the cities

Jeremiah 46:19
O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.

Zephaniah 2:9
Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.









(9) Give wings unto Moab . . .--"No other prayer," the prophet seems to say, in grave, stern irony, "is left but this. Resistance is hopeless. There is nothing left but to wish for the wings of a bird that safety may be found in flight." (Comp. Ps. Iv. 6.)

Verses 9-16. - So sudden is the blow that Moab stands in need of wings to make good his escape. Were the human instrument to delay, the curse meant for Moab would come upon himself. Is a reason demanded? It is that Moab has long been in a state of morally perilous security, and requires to be thoroughly shaken and aroused, in order that he may discover the inability of Chemosh to help his worshippers. Verse 9. - Give wings, etc. Comp. ver. 28; also Isaiah 16:2, where the fugitive Moabites are likened to "wandering birds."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Put
תְּנוּ־ (tə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

salt
צִ֣יץ (ṣîṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6731: Glistening, a burnished plate, a flower, a wing

on Moab,
לְמוֹאָ֔ב (lə·mō·w·’āḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

she will be laid waste;
נָצֹ֖א (nā·ṣō)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 5323: To go away

her cities
וְעָרֶ֙יהָ֙ (wə·‘ā·re·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

will become
תִֽהְיֶ֔ינָה (ṯih·ye·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

desolate,
לְשַׁמָּ֣ה (lə·šam·māh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8047: Ruin, consternation

with no one
מֵאֵ֥ין (mê·’ên)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to dwell
יוֹשֵׁ֖ב (yō·wō·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in them.
בָּהֵֽן׃ (bā·hên)
Preposition-b | Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2004: They


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