The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
It will belong to the remnant16 of the house of Judah; there they will find pasture. In the evening they will lie down in the houses of Ashkelon. The LORD their God will care for them; he will restore their fortunes.b17
Therefore, as surely as I live," declares the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, "surely Moab23 will become like Sodom,24 the Ammonites25 like Gomorrah-- a place of weeds and salt pits, a wasteland forever. The remnant of my people will plunder26 them; the survivors27 of my nation will inherit their land.28"
Flocks and herds41 will lie down there, creatures of every kind. The desert owl42 and the screech owl4344 will roost on her columns. Their calls will echo through the windows, rubble will be in the doorways, the beams of cedar will be exposed.
This is the carefree45 city that lived in safety.46 She said to herself, "I am, and there is none besides me."47 What a ruin she has become, a lair for wild beasts!48 All who pass by her scoff49 and shake their fists.50