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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Give wings unto Moab, that she may flee and get away; and the cities thereof shall become a desolation, without inhabitant.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
48:9 Give wings - The Moabites have need of wings like a bird to escape that ruin which is coming upon them.
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
For the choir director: A psalm of David. I trust in the LORD for protection. So why do you say to me, "Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
The women of Moab are left like homeless birds at the shallow crossings of the Arnon River.
It was because the LORD could no longer bear all the disgusting things you were doing that he made your land an object of cursing--a desolate ruin without inhabitants--as it is today.
"You people of Moab, flee from your towns and live in the caves. Hide like doves that nest in the clefts of the rocks.
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