Verse 24. "Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion" - aybl labi, the great, mighty, or old lion, the king of the forest, who is feared and respected by all the other beasts of the field; so shall Israel be the subduer and possessor of the whole land of Canaan. And as a young lion, yra ari from hra arah, to tear off, the predatory lion, or the lion in the act of seizing and tearing his prey;-the nations against whom the Israelites are now going shall be no more able to defend themselves against their attacks, than the feeblest beasts of the forest are against the attacks of the strong lion.
Verse 28. "Unto the top of Peor" - Probably the place where the famous Baal-peor had his chief temple. He appears to have been the Priapus of the Moabites, and to have been worshipped with the same obscene and abominable rites.