25:3 And say to the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, a Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;
(a) Because you rejoiced when the enemy destroyed my city and temple. 25:4 Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the b men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their c palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk.
(b) That is, to the Babylonians. 25:5 And I will make d Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
(c) They will chase you away, and take your gorgeous houses to dwell in.
25:9 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, e from his cities [which are] on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim,
(d) Called also Philadelphin, which was the chief city of the Ammonites and full of conveniences, ( 2 Samuel 12:27 ).
(e) So that no power or strength should be able to resist the Babylonians. 25:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out my hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the f Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
(f) Which were certain garrisons of Philistines by which they often molested the Jews, of the Cherethims David also had a guard, ( 2 Samuel 8:18 ).