Jeremiah 48:32

32 I weep for you, as Jazer weeps, you vines of Sibmah. Your branches spread as far as the seaa ; they reached as far asb Jazer. The destroyer has fallen on your ripened fruit and grapes.

Read Jeremiah 48:32 Using Other Translations

O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage.
More than for Jazer I weep for you, O vine of Sibmah! Your branches passed over the sea, reached to the Sea of Jazer; on your summer fruits and your grapes the destroyer has fallen.
“You people of Sibmah, rich in vineyards, I will weep for you even more than I did for Jazer. Your spreading vines once reached as far as the Dead Sea, but the destroyer has stripped you bare! He has harvested your grapes and summer fruits.

What does Jeremiah 48:32 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 48:32

O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of
Sibmah was a city in the land of Moab abounding with vines, but now should be destroyed; and Jazer another city in the same country, which was destroyed before the other; and therefore its destruction should be lamented and wept over, as that had been: or "from", or "after the weeping of Jazer" F8; when that is over, or from thence will I go in course as the desolation proceeds, to weep for Sibmah: or I will weep for that "more than the weeping of Jazer" F9; make a greater lamentation for it than for Jazer; or, as some, than Isaiah made for Jazer; of which see ( Isaiah 16:9 ) ; thy plants are gone over the sea;
the Dead sea; meaning the inhabitants of Sibmah, the governors and common people, who were gone over sea into captivity, as it is generally understood: they reach [even] to the sea of Jazer;
a lake or confluence of water near to Jazer, called a sea; as it was usual with the Jews to call such seas; as the sea of Tiberias, and the like: this spread of the plants seems to refer to the multitudes of those that belonged to Sibmah, and the villages of it, which extended beyond the Dead sea, even to the sea of Jazer; but as fruitful as this vine was, and extensive as its branches were, they should come to destruction: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits, and upon thy vintage:
the king of Babylon, who came upon them with his army in the summer season, and at the time of their vintage, and devoured the fruits of their vines and fig trees, with which this country abounded; and so impoverished and ruined them. The Targum of the whole is,

``therefore as I have brought an army against Jazer, so I will bring slayers against Sibmah; they that carry them captive have waded; they have passed through the sea; they are come to the sea of Jazer; upon thy harvest, and upon thy vintage, the spoilers are fallen.''


F8 (ykbm) "a fletu", Pagninus, Montanus, Calvin, Schmidt.
F9 "Supra fletum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gataker.
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