Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 2:8 - 2:8

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 2:8 - 2:8


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I have heard: either the prophet for himself, or for the people, speaks this; or else, more likely, in the name of God, assures the Jews that God had heard, observed, resented, and was highly displeased with that he heard.



The reproach of Moab; a people of near kin to the Jews, born of Lot’s daughter, seated eastward of Canaan, upon the Dead Sea and Jordan, a powerful people, and as proud; whose pride broke out on all occasions against the Jews, as appears from first to last: Isa_16:6, and Jer_48:29,30, brand them as very proud.



The revilings of the children of Ammon; a people as near as Moab to Jewish blood, and as bitter against them, Neh_4:2,3, bitter scoffers and jeerers.



Whereby they have reproached my people; either in the war, or at the taking of Jerusalem, or when the captive Jews were led by their borders into captivity: Eze_25:3 puts these all together.



Magnified themselves; either boasting what they themselves were, or what they would have done, or what they will do against Israel, recovering their old pretended right and estate.



Against their border; invading their frontiers, and spoiling them with insolence.

I have heard: either the prophet for himself, or for the people, speaks this; or else, more likely, in the name of God, assures the Jews that God had heard, observed, resented, and was highly displeased with that he heard.



The reproach of Moab; a people of near kin to the Jews, born of Lot’s daughter, seated eastward of Canaan, upon the Dead Sea and Jordan, a powerful people, and as proud; whose pride broke out on all occasions against the Jews, as appears from first to last: Isa_16:6, and Jer_48:29,30, brand them as very proud.



The revilings of the children of Ammon; a people as near as Moab to Jewish blood, and as bitter against them, Neh_4:2,3, bitter scoffers and jeerers.



Whereby they have reproached my people; either in the war, or at the taking of Jerusalem, or when the captive Jews were led by their borders into captivity: Eze_25:3 puts these all together.



Magnified themselves; either boasting what they themselves were, or what they would have done, or what they will do against Israel, recovering their old pretended right and estate.



Against their border; invading their frontiers, and spoiling them with insolence.

I have heard: either the prophet for himself, or for the people, speaks this; or else, more likely, in the name of God, assures the Jews that God had heard, observed, resented, and was highly displeased with that he heard.



The reproach of Moab; a people of near kin to the Jews, born of Lot’s daughter, seated eastward of Canaan, upon the Dead Sea and Jordan, a powerful people, and as proud; whose pride broke out on all occasions against the Jews, as appears from first to last: Isa_16:6, and Jer_48:29,30, brand them as very proud.



The revilings of the children of Ammon; a people as near as Moab to Jewish blood, and as bitter against them, Neh_4:2,3, bitter scoffers and jeerers.



Whereby they have reproached my people; either in the war, or at the taking of Jerusalem, or when the captive Jews were led by their borders into captivity: Eze_25:3 puts these all together.



Magnified themselves; either boasting what they themselves were, or what they would have done, or what they will do against Israel, recovering their old pretended right and estate.



Against their border; invading their frontiers, and spoiling them with insolence.

I have heard: either the prophet for himself, or for the people, speaks this; or else, more likely, in the name of God, assures the Jews that God had heard, observed, resented, and was highly displeased with that he heard.



The reproach of Moab; a people of near kin to the Jews, born of Lot’s daughter, seated eastward of Canaan, upon the Dead Sea and Jordan, a powerful people, and as proud; whose pride broke out on all occasions against the Jews, as appears from first to last: Isa_16:6, and Jer_48:29,30, brand them as very proud.



The revilings of the children of Ammon; a people as near as Moab to Jewish blood, and as bitter against them, Neh_4:2,3, bitter scoffers and jeerers.



Whereby they have reproached my people; either in the war, or at the taking of Jerusalem, or when the captive Jews were led by their borders into captivity: Eze_25:3 puts these all together.



Magnified themselves; either boasting what they themselves were, or what they would have done, or what they will do against Israel, recovering their old pretended right and estate.



Against their border; invading their frontiers, and spoiling them with insolence.