Therefore as I live,
says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of weeds, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall plunder them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
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George Leo Haydock
Dryness. Septuagint, "Damascus shall be abandoned as a heap on the barn-floor, and disappearing for an age. "(Haydock)
This city is threatened with the rest, Isaias xvii. 1. (Calmet)
Ever. Septuagint refer this to Damascus, others to Ammon (Haydock)
The latter nations were in desolation for a long time; but had re-established themselves, when the Machabees reduced them again, Jeremias xlviii., and 1 Machabees v. 6.