and it will consume Kerioth’s 2 fortresses.
2:5 So I will set Judah on fire,
and it will consume Jerusalem’s fortresses.” 7
1 sn The destruction of Moab by fire is an example of a judgment in kind – as the Moabites committed the crime of “burning,” so the
3 tn Or “die” (KJV, NASB, NRSV, TEV); NAB “shall meet death.”
4 tn Or “in the tumult.” This word refers to the harsh confusion of sounds that characterized an ancient battle – a mixture of war cries, shouts, shrieks of pain, clashes of weapons, etc.
5 tn Heb “sound” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV).
6 sn The ram’s horn (used as a trumpet) was blown to signal the approaching battle.