New Living Translation
The towns of Aroer will be deserted. Flocks will graze in the streets and lie down undisturbed, with no one to chase them away.
King James Bible
The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Darby Bible Translation
The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks; and they shall lie down and there shall be none to make them afraid.
World English Bible
The cities of Aroer are forsaken. They will be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Young's Literal Translation
Forsaken are the cities of Aroer, For droves they are, and they have lain down, And there is none troubling.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:2 Aroer - Of that part of Syria, called Aroer, from a great city of that name. These cities were possessed by the Reubenites and Gadites, whom Tiglath - pilneser carried into captivity, 1Chron 5:26. These he mentions here, as he doth Ephraim in the next verse , because they were confederate with Syria against Judah. Afraid - Because the land shall be desolate, and destitute of men who might disturb them.
The descendants of Gad built the towns of Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
You will lie down unafraid, and many will look to you for help.
In that day a farmer will be fortunate to have a cow and two sheep or goats left.
Nevertheless, there will be enough milk for everyone because so few people will be left in the land. They will eat their fill of yogurt and honey.
The fortified towns will be silent and empty, the houses abandoned, the streets overgrown with weeds. Calves will graze there, chewing on twigs and branches.
And I will turn the city of Rabbah into a pasture for camels, and all the land of the Ammonites into a resting place for sheep and goats. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
They will accept responsibility for their past shame and unfaithfulness after they come home to live in peace in their own land, with no one to bother them.
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