Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Jeremiah 49:2

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

Rabbah - i. e., the “great city.” See 2 Samuel 12:27 note for a distinction between Rabbah, the citadel, and the town itself, lying below upon the Jabbok.

Daughters - i. e., unwalled villages (and in Jeremiah 49:3).

Shall Israel be heir … - i. e., “shall be victor over his victors;” compare Micah 1:15.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Might often prevails against right among men, yet that might shall be controlled by the Almighty, who judges aright; and those will find themselves mistaken, who, like the Ammonites, think every thing their own on which they can lay their hands. The Lord will call men to account for every instance of dishonesty, especially to the destitute.