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Jeremiah 48:12

Context
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But the time is coming when I will send men against Moab who will empty it out. They will empty the towns of their people, then will lay those towns in ruins. 1  I, the Lord, affirm it! 2 

XREF

Ps 2:9; Isa 16:2; Isa 30:14; Jer 14:3; Jer 19:10; Jer 25:9; Jer 25:34; Jer 48:8,15; Jer 48:11,38; Eze 25:9,10; Na 2:2

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Therefore, behold the days are coming, oracle of Yahweh, when I will send against him decanters [those who pour from one vessel to another] and they will decant him [pour him out] and they will empty his vessels and break their jars in pieces.” The verse continues the metaphor from the preceding verse where Moab/the people of Moab are like wine left undisturbed in a jar, i.e., in their native land. In this verse the picture is that of the decanter emptying the wine from the vessels and then breaking the jars. The wine represents the people and the vessels the cities and towns where the people lived. The verse speaks of the exile of the people and the devastation of the land. The metaphor has been interpreted so it conveys meaning to the average reader.

tn Heb “Oracle of the Lord.”



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