Amos 1:13

Thus says the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have ripped up the women with child in Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Border. They pretended that Galaad belonged to them, Judges xi. 12. David subdued Ammon; but after the division of the kingdom, they recovered their independence, and took occasion to commit these cruelties, while Israel had to contend with Syria. Jeremias (xlix. 1.) speaks of a later period.

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
The [false teachers] are also to be admonished to consider well, how sacred Scripture is set up as a kind of lantern for us in the night of this life. When the words are not rightly understood, darkness is the result. And obviously, their perverse mind would not hurry them into a false understanding unless they were first inflated with pride. For while they think themselves wiser than others, they scorn to follow others in matters which these understand better. What is more, in order that they may extort from the untutored crowd a reputation for knowledge, they make every endeavor to discredit what these rightly understand and to confirm their own perverse views. Therefore, it is well said by the prophet, “They have ripped up the women with child of Gilead to enlarge their border.” Now Gilead is interpreted as meaning “a heap of testimony.” Since the whole congregation of the church together serves by its confession of it, as a witness to the truth, the church is not ineptly expressed ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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