“So we overthrew them; Heshbon, as far as Dibon, perished; and we laid waste as far as Nophah; fire spread as far as Medeba.”
So we overthrew them;
Overthrew H3384: A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach: - (+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach (-er, -ing), through.
“And he said, ‘Take the arrows,’ and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, ‘Strike the ground with them.’ And he struck three times and stopped. Then the man of God was angry with him and said, ‘You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had made an end of it, but now you will strike down Syria only three times.’”
2 Kings 13:18-19
Heshbon, as far as Dibon, perished;
Heshbon H2809: The same as חֶשְׁבּוֹן H2808; Cheshbon, a place East of the Jordan. H2808: From חָשַׁב H2803; properly contrivance ; by implication intelligence: - account, device, reason. H2803: A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate ; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute: - (make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman), devise, esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be like, mean, purpose, reckon (-ing be made), regard, think.
Dibon H1769: From דּוּב H1727; pining ; Dibon, the name of three places in Palestine. H1727: A primitive root; to mope, that is, (figuratively) pine: - sorrow.
Perished H6: A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy): - break, destroy (-uction), + not escape, fail, lose, (cause to, make) perish, spend, X and surely, take, be undone, X utterly, be void of, have no way to flee.
“For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’”
1 Corinthians 1:19
“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.”
And we laid waste as far as Nophah;
Laid waste H8074: A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense): - make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.
Nophah H5302: From נָפַח H5301; a gust ; Nophach, a place in Moab: - Nophah. H5301: A primitive root; to puff, in various applications (literally, to inflate, blow hard, scatter, kindle, expire ; figuratively, to disesteem): - blow, breath, give up, cause to lose [life], seething, snuff.
“Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?”
“Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry. Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him. He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet. He rode on a cherub and flew; he came swiftly on the wings of the wind. He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him, thick clouds dark with water. Out of the brightness before him hailstones and coals of fire broke through his clouds. The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire. And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them. Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.”
Fire spread as far as Medeba.
Medeba H4311: From מַיִם H4325 and דֹּבֶא H1679; water of quiet ; Medeba, a place in Palestine. H4325: Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen: - + piss, wasting, water (-ing, [-course, -flood, -spring]). H1679: From an unused root (compare דָּבַב H1680) (probably meaning to be sluggish, that is, restful); quiet: - strength.
“Moab has been at ease from his youth and has settled on his dregs; he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, nor has he gone into exile; so his taste remains in him, and his scent is not changed. ‘Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I shall send to him pourers who will pour him, and empty his vessels and break his jars in pieces. Then Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.’”
“In the thought of one who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it is ready for those whose feet slip.”
“Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes!”