They shall howl, [saying], how is it broken down?
&c.] Or, "how is it broken" or "thrown into consternation F16? they howl"; that is, they howl out these words, or, while they are howling, say, how is Kirheres or Moab broken all to pieces; their strength, power, and glory; their cities, and their mighty men; and are in the utmost fright and confusion? Jarchi takes it to be an imperative, and paraphrases it,
``howl ye over her F17, and say, how is it broken!''Kimchi says it may be taken either as in the past or in the imperative; how hath Moab turned the back with shame?