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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 16

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1 d Meaning of vv. 1 and 2 uncertain. Dispatch as messenger The ruler of the land, From Sela in the wilderness To the mount of Fair Zion: 2“Like fugitive birds, Like nestlings driven away, Moab's villagers linger By the fords of the Arnon. 3Give advice, e‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Offer counsel. ‐e Meaning of Heb. uncertain. At high noon make Your shadow like night: Conceal the outcasts, Betray not the fugitives. 4Let f‐ Heb. “my outcasts, Moab.” Moab's outcasts ‐f Heb. “my outcasts, Moab.” Find asylum in you; Be a shelter for them Against the despoiler.”

For violence has vanished, Rapine is ended, And marauders have perished from this land. 5And a throne shall be established in goodness In the tent of David, And on it shall sit in faithfulness A ruler devoted to justice And zealous for equity. g 14.32 , above, would read well here.

6“We have heard of Moab's pride— Most haughty is he— Of his pride and haughtiness and arrogance, And of the iniquity in him.” h Baddaw is a suffixed form of the preposition bede: Nah. 2.13; Hab. 2.13; Job 39.25; with suffixes, Job 11.3, 41.4 . 7Ah, let Moab howl; Let all in Moab howl! For the raisin‐cakes a Jer. 48.36 has “men.” of Kir‐hareseth You shall moan most pitifully. 8The vineyards of Heshbon are withered, And the vines of Sibmah; b‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain.c‐ Their tendrils spread To Baale‐goiim, ‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.c‐ And reached to Jazer, And strayed to the desert; Their shoots spread out And crossed the sea.

9Therefore, As I weep for Jazer, So I weep for Sibmah's vines; O Heshbon and Elealeh, I drench you with my tears. c‐ Jer. 48.32 reads “A ravager has come down / Upon your fig and grape harvests.” Ended are the shouts Over your fig and grain harvests. ‐c Jer. 48.32 reads “A ravager has come down / Upon your fig and grape harvests.” 10‐Rejoicing and gladness Are gone from the farm land; In the vineyards no shouting Or cheering is heard. No more does the treader Tread wine in the presses— The shouts d‐ Lit. “I have silenced.” have been silenced. ‐d Lit. “I have silenced.”

11Therefore, Like a lyre my heart moans for Moab, And my very soul for Kir‐heres.

12And when it has become apparent that Moab has gained nothing in the outdoor shrine, he shall come to pray in his temple—but to no avail.

13That is the word that the LORD spoke concerning Moab long ago. 14 And now the LORD has spoken: In three years, fixed like the years of a hired laborer, Moab's population, with all its huge multitude, shall shrink. Only a remnant shall be left, of no consequence.

Notes:

d Meaning of vv. 1 and 2 uncertain.

e‐e Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

f‐f Heb. “my outcasts, Moab.”

g 14.32 , above, would read well here.

h Baddaw is a suffixed form of the preposition bede: Nah. 2.13; Hab. 2.13; Job 39.25; with suffixes, Job 11.3, 41.4 .

a Jer. 48.36 has “men.”

b‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.c‐

c Jer. 48.32 reads “A ravager has come down / Upon your fig and grape harvests.”

d‐d Lit. “I have silenced.”

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