Judgment on Moab
The 1oracle concerning AMoab.
Surely in a night BAr of Moab is devastated and ruined;
Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined.
They have gone up to the 1temple and to ADibon, even to the high places to weep.
Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba;
Everyone’s head is Bbald and every beard is cut off.
In their streets they have girded themselves with Asackcloth;
BOn their housetops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, 1Cdissolved in tears.
AHeshbon and Elealeh also cry out,
Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;
Therefore the 1armed men of Moab cry aloud;
His soul trembles within him.
My heart cries out for Moab;
His fugitives are as far as AZoar and Eglath-shelishiyah,
For they go up the Bascent of Luhith weeping;
Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress Cover their ruin.
For the Awaters of Nimrim are 1desolate.
Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass 2died out,
There is Bno green thing.
Therefore the Aabundance which they have acquired and stored up
They carry off over the brook of 1Arabim.
For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab,
Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.
For the waters of Dimon are full of 1blood;
Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon,
A Alion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.
1 15:1 Or burden of A 15:1 Is 11:14; 25:10; Jer 48:1; Ezek 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zeph 2:8-11 B 15:1 Num 21:28 1 15:2 Lit house A 15:2 Jer 48:18, 22 B 15:2 Lev 21:5; Jer 48:37 A 15:3 Jon 3:6-8 B 15:3 Jer 48:38 1 15:3 Lit going down in weeping C 15:3 Is 22:4 A 15:4 Num 21:28; 32:3; Jer 48:34 1 15:4 Another reading is the loins of A 15:5 Jer 48:34 B 15:5 Jer 48:5 C 15:5 Is 59:7; Jer 4:20 A 15:6 Is 19:5-7; Jer 48:34 1 15:6 Lit desolations 2 15:6 Lit come to an end B 15:6 Joel 1:10-12; 2:3 A 15:7 Is 30:6; Jer 48:36 1 15:7 Or the poplars 1 15:9 Heb dam (a wordplay) A 15:9 2 Kin 17:25; Jer 50:17