48:42 Moab. Although Moab was related to Israel, through Lot, the nephew of Abraham (Genesis 12:5), and the father of both Moab and Ammon (Genesis 19:36-38), the Moabites were worshipers of false gods, especially Chemosh (Numbers 21:29), and often enemies of Israel. The prophesied invasion and desolation of Moab, whose country was in the fields and mountains just east of the Dead Sea, soon took place. However, the Moabites continued to exist as a very minor nation for many centuries after Nebuchadnezzar. Eventually, however, they disintegrated completely, just as prophesied.