Zephaniah 2:8
New International Version
"I have heard the insults of Moab and the taunts of the Ammonites, who insulted my people and made threats against their land.

New Living Translation
"I have heard the taunts of the Moabites and the insults of the Ammonites, mocking my people and invading their borders.

English Standard Version
“I have heard the taunts of Moab and the revilings of the Ammonites, how they have taunted my people and made boasts against their territory.

Berean Study Bible
I have heard the reproach of Moab and the insults of the Ammonites, who have taunted My people and threatened their borders.

New American Standard Bible
"I have heard the taunting of Moab And the revilings of the sons of Ammon, With which they have taunted My people And become arrogant against their territory.

King James Bible
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

Christian Standard Bible
I have heard the taunting of Moab and the insults of the Ammonites, who have taunted my people and threatened their territory.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD All-Powerful, the God of Israel, said: I've heard Moab and Ammon insult my people and threaten their nation.

Good News Translation
The LORD Almighty says, "I have heard the people of Moab and Ammon insulting and taunting my people, and boasting that they would seize their land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have heard the taunting of Moab and the insults of the Ammonites, who have taunted My people and threatened their territory.

International Standard Version
"I've heard Moab's insults and the curses from those Ammonites by which they defame my people and boast about their territory.

NET Bible
"I have heard Moab's taunts and the Ammonites' insults. They taunted my people and verbally harassed those living in Judah.

New Heart English Bible
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the insults of the children of Ammon, with which they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have heard the insults from Moab and the mockery from Ammon. They insulted my people and bragged about their territory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have heard the taunt of Moab, And the revilings of the children of Ammon, Wherewith they have taunted My people, And spoken boastfully concerning their border.

New American Standard 1977
“I have heard the taunting of Moab And the revilings of the sons of Ammon, With which they have taunted My people And become arrogant against their territory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have heard the reproaches of Moab, and the revilings of the sons of Ammon, by which they have dishonoured my people and magnified themselves over their border.

King James 2000 Bible
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, by which they have reproached my people, and made boasts against their borders.

American King James Version
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

American Standard Version
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, wherewith they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have heard the revilings of Moab, and the insults of the children of Ammon, wherewith they have reviled my people, and magnified themselves against my coasts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the blasphemies of the children of Ammon, with which they reproached my people, and have magnified themselves upon their borders.

Darby Bible Translation
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, wherewith they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

English Revised Version
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, wherewith they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, by which they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

World English Bible
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the insults of the children of Ammon, with which they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

Young's Literal Translation
I have heard the reproach of Moab, And the revilings of the sons of Ammon, Wherewith they reproached My people, And magnify themselves against their border.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Moab and Ammon
8I have heard the reproach of Moab and the insults of the Ammonites, who have taunted My people and threatened their borders. 9Therefore, as surely as I live, declares the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, surely Moab will be like Sodom and the Ammonites like Gomorrah—a place of weeds and saltpits, and a perpetual wasteland. The remnant of My people will plunder them; the remainder of My nation will dispossess them.…
Cross References
Joshua 5:9
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." So that place has been called Gilgal to this day.

Isaiah 15:1
This is an oracle concerning Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! Kir in Moab is devastated, destroyed in a night!

Isaiah 16:6
We have heard of Moab's pride, his exceeding pride and conceit, his overflowing arrogance. But his boasting is empty.

Jeremiah 12:14
This is what the LORD says: "As for all My evil neighbors who attack the inheritance that I bequeathed to My people Israel, I am about to uproot them from their land, and I will uproot the house of Judah from among them.

Jeremiah 48:29
We have heard of Moab's pride, his exceeding pride and conceit, his proud arrogance and haughtiness of heart.

Jeremiah 49:1
Concerning the Ammonites, this is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Is he without heir? Why then has Molech taken possession of Gad and his people settled in their cities?

Lamentations 3:61
O LORD, You have heard their insults, all their plots against me--

Ezekiel 21:28
Now prophesy, son of man, and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says concerning the Ammonites and their contempt: 'A sword! A sword is drawn for slaughter, polished to consume, to flash like lightning.

Ezekiel 25:3
Tell the Ammonites to hear the word of the Lord GOD, for this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you exclaimed, "Aha!" when My sanctuary was profaned, when the land of Israel was laid waste, and when the house of Judah went into exile,

Ezekiel 25:6
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you clapped your hands, and stomped your feet and rejoiced over the land of Israel with a heart full of contempt,

Ezekiel 25:8
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because Moab and Seir said, "Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,"

Amos 1:13
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of the Ammonites, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to enlarge their territory.

Amos 2:1
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Moab, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because he burned the bones of the king of Edom to lime.

Zephaniah 2:10
This they shall have in return for their pride, for taunting and mocking the people of the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

heard.

Jeremiah 48:27-29
For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy…

Ezekiel 25:8-11
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen; …

the revilings.

Psalm 83:4-7
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance…

Jeremiah 49:1
Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?

Ezekiel 25:3-7
And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity; …







Lexicon
I have heard
שָׁמַ֙עְתִּי֙ (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the reproach
חֶרְפַּ֣ת (ḥer·paṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

of Moab
מוֹאָ֔ב (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

and the insults
וְגִדּוּפֵ֖י (wə·ḡid·dū·p̄ê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1421: Revilings, reviling words

of the Ammonites,
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

who
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

have taunted
חֵֽרְפוּ֙ (ḥê·rə·p̄ū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2778: To pull off, to expose, to betroth, to carp at, defame, to spend the winter

My people
עַמִּ֔י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and threatened
וַיַּגְדִּ֖ילוּ (way·yaḡ·dî·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1431: To grow up, become great

their borders.
גְּבוּלָֽם׃ (gə·ḇū·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed
Verses 8-10. - 3. The punishment shall fall next upon the Moabites and Ammonites, representing the east. Verse 8. - The reproach of Moab. As this refers to past actions, it must signify the hostile attitude which Moab always assumed towards Israel. The revilings of the children of Ammon. Both these descendants of Lot proved themselves bitter enemies of the Jews. Keil refers to Numbers 15:30 and Ezekiel 20:27, where the word gadaph is used in the sense "to revile or blaspheme by actions." (For the persistent hostility of Moab, see note on Amos 2:1, and for that of Ammon, the note on Amos 1:13.) Magnified themselves against their border. They carried themselves haughtily, showed their pride by violating the territory of the Israelites. This pride and self-exaltation is a leading feature of the character of these two nations (comp. Isaiah 16:6; Jeremiah 48:29, etc.). The destruction of the kingdom of Israel and the weakness of that of Judah gave occasion to these neighbours to display their haughtiness and independence. The LXX. has, "my borders." God himself assigned its boundaries to Israel, as to other nations (Deuteronomy 32:8); and to invade these was an offence against him. 2:4-15 Those are really in a woful condition who have the word of the Lord against them, for no word of his shall fall to the ground. God will restore his people to their rights, though long kept from them. It has been the common lot of God's people, in all ages, to be reproached and reviled. God shall be worshipped, not only by all Israel, and the strangers who join them, but by the heathen. Remote nations must be reckoned with for the wrongs done to God's people. The sufferings of the insolent and haughty in prosperity, are unpitied and unlamented. But all the desolations of flourishing nations will make way for the overturning Satan's kingdom. Let us improve our advantages, and expect the performance of every promise, praying that our Father's name may be hallowed every where, over all the earth.
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