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For the hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain.

 

The Moabites shall be trodden down in their place

as straw is trodden down in a dung-pit.


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10. rest—as its permanent protector; on "hand" in this sense; compare Ezr 7:6, 28.

Moab—while Israel is being protected, the foe is destroyed; Moab is the representative of all the foes of God's people.

under him—Rather, "in his own place" or "country" (Ex 10:23; 16:29).

for the dunghill—Rather, "in the water of the dung heap," in which straw was trodden to make it manure (Ps 83:10). Horsley translates either, "in the waters of Madmenah," namely, for the making of bricks; or as the Septuagint, "as the threshing-floor is trampled by the corn-drag" (see Margin; Mic 4:11-13).




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