18. Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.
18. Descende e gloria, sede in sit habitatrix filia Dibon; quia vastator Moab ascendit contra to, destructor munitionum tuarum (vel, quia vastatus est Moab, et supra to ascendet, etc.)
Here the Prophet turns to address the city Dibon, which was renowned among that people. The mode of speaking is well known; he calls the people of the city the
We hence see that the Prophet exaggerates the punishment of the Moabites, when he says that the citizens of Dibon would
1 The verb "dwell" favors the idea adopted by some, that
For the waster of Moab is ascending against thee, The destroyer of thy fortresses. -- Ed.
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