Jeremiah 48:43

43 1Terror, pit, and snare are before you, O inhabitant of Moab! declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 48:43 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 48:43

Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [shall be] upon thee
A proverbial expression, showing, that if they escaped one danger, or sore judgment, they should fall into another and greater: the words seem to be taken from ( Isaiah 24:17 ) ; (See Gill on Isaiah 24:17); O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord;
what in the prophecy of Isaiah is said of the inhabitants of the earth in general, is here applied to the inhabitants of Moab in particular.

Jeremiah 48:43 In-Context

41 the cities shall be taken and the strongholds seized. The heart of the warriors of Moab shall be in that day like the heart of a woman in her birth pains;
42 Moab shall be destroyed and be no longer a people, because he magnified himself against the LORD.
43 Terror, pit, and snare are before you, O inhabitant of Moab! declares the LORD.
44 He who flees from the terror shall fall into the pit, and he who climbs out of the pit shall be caught in the snare. For I will bring these things upon Moab, the year of their punishment, declares the LORD.
45 "In the shadow of Heshbon fugitives stop without strength, for fire came out from Heshbon, flame from the house of Sihon; it has destroyed the forehead of Moab, the crown of the sons of tumult.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 24:17, 18; Lamentations 3:47
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