Isaiah 15

An Oracle Concerning Moab

[This is] an oracle concerning Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! Kir in Moab is devastated, destroyed in a night! Dibon goes up to its temple to weep at its high places. Moab wails over Nebo, as well as over Medeba. Every head is shaved, every beard is cut off. In its streets they wear sackcloth; on the rooftops and in the public squares they all wail, falling down weeping. Heshbon and Elealeh cry out; their voices are heard as far as Jahaz. Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out; their souls tremble within. My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath-shelishiyah; with weeping they ascend the slope of Luhith; they lament their destruction on the road to Horonaim. The waters of Nimrim are dried up; the grass is withered, the foliage is gone, and the vegetation has vanished. So they carry their wealth and belongings over the Brook of the Willows. For their outcry echoes to the border of Moab. Their wailing reaches Eglaim; [it is heard] in Beer-elim. The waters of Dimon
MT, twice in this verse; DSS, Vulgate (compare Syriac) Dibon; Dimon, a wordplay on Dibon (see verse 2), sounds like the Hebrew for blood
are full of blood, but I will bring more upon Dimon— a lion on the fugitives of Moab, and on the remnant of the land.
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