Judgment against Moab1 To Moab, thus said the lord of the forces, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo, for it was destroyed; Kiriathaim was taken; [3was shamed 1the 2fortification]; it was vanquished. 2 [2is not 3still 4prancing 1Moab]. In Heshbon he devised for her bad things. Come and we should cut her from being a nation, and by cessation she shall cease; [3behind 4you 2shall proceed 1a sword]. 3 For there is a voice of men crying out of Horonaim, ruin and [2destruction 1great]. 4 Moab is destroyed. Announce in Zogora! 5 for Luhith is filled with weeping. It shall ascend weeping in the way of Horonaim. [2a cry 3of destruction 1You heard]. 6 Flee and escape with your lives! and you shall be as [2donkey 1a wild] in the wilderness. 7 Since you had relied on your fortresses and in your treasures, then you shall be seized. And Chemosh shall go forth in resettlement -- his priests and his rulers together. 8 And [2shall come 1ruin] upon every city; and a city in no way shall be delivered. And [3shall be destroyed 1the 2canyon], and [2shall be utterly destroyed 1the plain], as the lord said. 9 Put signs upon Moab, for by an infection she shall be kindled; and all her cities [2for 3an untrodden land 1shall be], because of the not being one dwelling in her. 10 Cursed is the one doing the work of the lord indifferently, and cursed is the one lifting away his sword from blood. 11 Moab rested from boyhood, and is relying upon his glory. He has not poured dregs from receptacle unto receptacle, and into settlement he has not set out. On account of this [2stood 1his taste] with him, his scent dissipated not. 12 On account of this, behold, days come, says the lord, and I will send to him ones leaning him down, and they shall lean him down, and [2his vessels 1they shall thin out], and his horns shall break. 13 And Moab shall be disgraced from Chemosh, as [4was disgraced 1the 2house 3of Israel] from Beth-el their hope, having relied upon themselves. 14 How will you say, We are strong, and each man strong for war. 15 Moab is destroyed. His city and [2choice 3young men 1his] went down to slaughter, says the king -- the lord of the forces is his name. 16 Near is the day of Moab to come, and his harm [2quickly 1very]. 17 Move him, all ones round about him! All seeing his name, say! O how is [3broken 2staff 1the renowned], the rod of magnificence. 18 Come down from glory, and sit [2in 3wetness 1being sat down], O daughter of Dibon! for Moab is destroyed; one ascended unto you laying waste your fortress. 19 Upon the way stand and look! O one sitting down in Aroer. And ask the one fleeing and escaping! And say, What happened? 20 Moab was disgraced, for he is broken. Shriek and cry out! Announce in Arnon! that Moab is destroyed 21 and judgment is come unto the land of Misor, upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath, 22 and upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon the house of Diblathaim, 23 and upon Kiriathaim, and upon the house of Gamul, and upon the house of Meon, 24 and upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of Moab -- the ones at a distance, and the ones near. 25 [3was broken 1The horn 2of Moab], and his forearm was destroyed, says the lord. 26 Intoxicate him! for [2against 3the lord 1he was magnified]. And Moab shall strike with his hand, and will be for laughter, even himself, 27 and to us for a joke it was to you, O Israel, and among your stealth he was found, for you waged war along with him. 28 [4left 5the 6cities 7and 8lived 9in 10rocks 1The ones 2dwelling 3in Moab]; they became as doves nesting in rocks, at the mouth of a pit. 29 I heard the insolence of Moab (he insulted exceedingly) and his insult and his pride; and [2was raised up high 1his heart]. 30 But I know, says the lord, of his works; is it not enough for him? Is it not thus he did? 31 On account of this [2for 3Moab 1shriek] on all sides! Yell over men of Keir Heres of squalid conditions! 32 As weeping of Jazer, I shall weep over you. O grapevine of Sibmah, your vine branches went through the sea; [2city 3of Jazer 1they touched]. Upon your autumn fruits and upon your grape gatherers ruin fell. 33 [2was seized 1Cause for joy], and gladness from Carmel, even from the land of the Moabites; and wine in your wine vats [2by morning 1they treaded not], nor at evening. They did not make a joyful acclamation. 34 From a cry of Heshbon unto Elealeh, even unto Jahaz, they gave out their voice; from Zoar unto Horonaim, even as a heifer of three years. For also the water of Nimrim [2for 3burning 1will be]. 35 And I will destroy Moab, says the lord, the one ascending unto the shrine and burning incense to his gods. 36 On account of this the heart of Moab [2as 3pipes 1shall resonate]; and my heart [4against 5men 6of Keir 7Heres 2as 3a pipe 1shall resonate]. On account of this, what he procured perished from man. 37 Every head in every place shall be shaved, and every beard shall be shaved, and all hands shall beat their chest, and upon every loin there shall be sackcloth, 38 even upon all the roofs of Moab, and upon its squares. For I broke Moab, says the lord, as a receptacle of which there is no need of it. 39 O how he reconciled. O how [2turned 3his back 1Moab]. [2was shamed 3and 4became 1Moab] for laughter, and an object of anger to all the ones round about her. 40 For thus said the lord, As an eagle, he shall spread and stetch out his wings for Moab. 41 Kerioth was taken, and the fortresses were seized. And [6shall be 1the 2heart 3of the 4might 5of Moab] in that day as the heart of a woman in travail. 42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a multitude, for [2against 3the 4 lord 1it magnified itself]. 43 A snare, and fear, and a pit, are upon you, O one settled of Moab, says the lord. 44 The one fleeing from the face of fear shall fall into the cesspool; and the one ascending from out of the cesspool even shall be seized in the snare. For I shall bring these things upon Moab in the year of her visitation, says the lord. 45 In the shadow of Heshbon they stopped -- of the force fleeing. For fire came forth from Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and it devoured the side of Moab, and the top of the sons of Saon. 46 Woe to you Moab. [4were destroyed 1the 2people 3of Chemosh]. For they took your sons and your daughters for captivity. 47 And I shall return the captivity of Moab in the last days, says the lord. Unto this is the judgment of Moab.
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