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They have gone up to Bayith, and to Dibon,
to the high places to weep.
Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba.
Every head is shaved bald.
Every beard is cut off. Bible

“every head is shaved bald.” Like Jeremiah 48:37, Isaiah 15:2 portrays tremendous mourning in Moab. One mourning custom was shaving the head (see commentary on Jeremiah 47:5). Another was for a man to cut off his beard (cp. Jer. 41:5).


Commentary for: Isaiah 15:2