Isaiah 15

An Oracle Concerning Moab

1An a  oracle concerning b  Moab.

Because c  Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because d  Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone.
2He has gone up to the temple
Hebrew  the house
and to f  Dibon,
to the high places
Or temple, even Dibon to the high places
to weep;
over h  Nebo and over i  Medeba
Moab j  wails.
On every head is k  baldness;
every beard is shorn;
3in the streets they wear sackcloth;
on the housetops and in the squares
everyone wails and melts in tears.
4 l  Heshbon and m  Elealeh cry out;
their voice is heard as far as n  Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
his soul trembles.
5My heart cries out for Moab;
her fugitives flee to Zoar,
to o  Eglath-shelishiyah.
For at the p  ascent of Luhith
they go up weeping;
on the road to q  Horonaim
they raise a cry of destruction;
6the waters of r  Nimrim
are a desolation;
the grass is withered, the vegetation fails,
the greenery is no more.
7 s  Therefore the abundance they have gained
and what they have laid up
they carry away
over the Brook of the Willows.
8For a cry has gone
around the land of Moab;
her wailing reaches to Eglaim;
her wailing reaches to Beer-elim.
9For the waters of t  Dibon
Dead Sea Scroll, Vulgate (compare Syriac); Masoretic Text Dimon; twice in this verse
are full of blood;
for I will bring upon Dibon even more,
v  a lion for those of Moab who escape,
for the remnant of the land.
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