And the LORD said unto me,
Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give you their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
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George Leo Haydock
Moabites. They allowed the Hebrews to pass, as the Idumeans had done; (ver. 29,) but they treated them with no particular marks of affection, (chap. xxiii. 3,) nor would they suffer them to go across their country, Judges xi. 17.
Ar, is sometimes called Rabbah Moab, "the great city of the Moabites "(Josue xiii. 25,) and Areopolis. (Eusebius)