Verse 14. "And make the land-more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath" - Diblath or Diblathayim is situated in the land of Moab. It is mentioned Num. xxxiii. 46, Almon- Diblathaim; and in Jer. xlviii. 22, Beth-Diblathaim. It was a part of that horrible wilderness mentioned by Moses, Deut. viii. 15, "wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought." The precise reason why it is mentioned here is not very evident. Some think it is the same as Riblah, where Nebuchadnezzar slew the princes of Israel, and put out Zedekiah's eyes; the principal difference lying between the d daleth and the r resh, which in MSS. is often scarcely discernible; and hence vast multitudes of various readings. Five, probably six, of Kennicott's MSS. have htlbr riblathah, as likewise two of my oldest MSS.; though in the margin of one a later hand directs the word to be read tldb bedaleth, with daleth. But all the Versions read the word with a D. This may appear a matter of little importance, but we should take pains to recover even one lost letter of the word of God.