A prophesy against the Ammonites, ver. 1 - 7.
The Moabites, ver. 8 - 11.
The Edomites, ver. 12 - 14.
And the Philistines, ver. 15 - 17.
|25:3||Aha - When thou shouldest have pitied, thou didst proudly insult over my people.|
|25:4||The men of the east - The Arabians, associates of Nebuchadnezzar, who recompensed their service, with giving them this country when it was conquered, as it was five years after the desolation of Jerusalem.|
|25:5||Rabbah - The royal city, called since Philadelphia from the king of Egypt who built it. The Ammonites - The land they dwelt in.|
|25:7||Know - Thus God will bring those that were strangers to him into an acquaintance with him, and it will be a blessed effect of their calamities. How much better is it, to be poor and know God, than to be rich, and ignorant of him?|
|25:8||Seir - The seed of Esau, the Edomites.Seir was the mountain where they first planted themselves.Is like - Are no more a select people than others.|
|25:9||The side - That part of his country which was best fortified.Bethjeshimoth - An ancient city; it was a fortress toward the desert, which watched lest any should make an inroad on the country.|
|25:10||With the Ammonites - As I have given Ammon, so I will with them give Moab to the Chaldeans, who will give it to the Arabians.|
|25:13||Teman - A country in the southern coast of Edom.Dedan - Adjoining to Edom.|
|25:15||It - Israel.|
|25:16||The Cherethim - The bowmen, the strength of Philistia.The remnant - Who had escaped the sword of Samuel, David, Hezekiah, and of Psammetichus king of Egypt.|