New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "Look! An eagle is swooping down, spreading its wings over Moab.
King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.
Darby Bible Translation
For thus saith Jehovah: Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread forth his wings over Moab.
World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh: Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread out his wings against Moab.
Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah: Lo, as an eagle he doth flee, And hath spread his wings unto Moab.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall fly as an eagle - The enemy will pounce upon him, carry him off, and tear him to pieces.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryAugust 8. "Be Like the Dove" (Jer. Xlviii. 28).
"Be like the dove" (Jer. xlviii. 28). Harmless as a dove, is Christ's interpretation of the beautiful emblem. And so the Spirit of God is purity itself. He cannot dwell in an unclean heart. He cannot abide in the natural mind. It was said of the anointing of old, "On man's flesh it shall not be poured." The purity which the Holy Spirit brings is like the white and spotless little plant which grows up out of the heap of manure, or the black soil, without one grain of impurity adhering to its crystalline …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Meditations for the Sick.
The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand,
the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.
and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land, Immanuel!"
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.
Look! An eagle will soar and swoop down, spreading its wings over Bozrah. In that day the hearts of Edom's warriors will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: A great eagle with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon. Taking hold of the top of a cedar,
"Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over the house of the LORD because the people have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law.
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