The Vision of Isaiah

Chapter 15

The lamentable state of Moab, 1-9.

1 [The burden of Moab.]

For in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste/
and brought to silence./
For in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste/
and brought to silence.

He has gone up to Bajith and to Dibon,/
the high places, to weep./
Moab shall howl over Nebo and over Medeba./
On all their heads there shall be baldness/
and every beard shorn.

In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth./
On the tops of their houses and in their streets/
everyone shall howl, weeping abundantly.

And Heshbon shall cry, along with Elealeh./
Their voice shall be heard even to Jahaz;/
therefore, the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out./
His life shall be grievous to him.

My heart shall cry out for Moab./
His fugitives shall flee to Zoar,/
a heifer of three years old./
For they shall go up the ascent of Luhith with weeping,/
for in the way of Horonaim/
they shall raise a cry of destruction.

For the waters of Nimrim are desolate,/
for the herb is withered away, the grass fails,/
there is no green thing.

Therefore, the abundance they have gained,/
and that which they have laid up,/
they shall carry away to the brook of the willows.

For the cry has gone around the borders of Moab,/
her howling to Eglaim/
and her howling to Beer-elim.

For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood,/
for I will bring more upon Dimon,/
lions upon him who escapes of Moab/
and upon the remnant of the land.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Isaiah, Chapter 15[➚]