Concerning Moab: 'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel:
Wo unto Nebo, for it is spoiled, Put to shame, captured hath been Kiriathaim,
Put to shame hath been the high tower, Yea, it hath been broken down.
There is no more praise of Moab, In Heshbon they devised
against it evil: Come, and we cut it off from being a nation, Also, O
Madmen, thou art cut off, After thee goeth a sword.
A voice of a cry is from Horonaim, Spoiling and great
Destroyed hath been Moab, Caused a cry to be heard have her
For the ascent of Luhith with weeping, Go up doth weeping,
For in the descent of Horonaim Adversaries a cry of desolation have heard.
Flee ye, deliver yourselves, Ye are as a naked thing in a
For, because of thy trusting in thy works, And in thy
treasures, even thou art captured, And gone out hath Chemosh in a removal, His
priests and his heads together.
And come in doth a spoiler unto every city, And no city doth
escape, And perished hath the valley, And destroyed been the plain, as Jehovah
Give wings to Moab, for she utterly goeth out, And her
cities are for a desolation, Without an inhabitant in them.
Cursed is he who is doing the work of Jehovah
slothfully, And cursed is he Who is withholding his sword from blood.
Secure is Moab from his youth, And at rest is he for
his preserved things, And he hath not been emptied out from vessel unto vessel,
And into captivity he hath not gone, Therefore hath his taste remained in him,
And his fragrance hath not been changed.
Therefore, lo, days are coming, An affirmation of Jehovah,
And I have sent to him wanderers, And they have caused him to wander, And his
vessels they empty out, And his bottles they dash in pieces.
And ashamed hath been Moab because of Chemosh, As the house
of Israel have been ashamed Because of Beth-El their confidence.
How do ye say, We are mighty, And men of strength for
Spoiled is Moab, and her cities hath one gone up, And the
choice of its young men Have gone down to slaughter, An affirmation of the
King, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.
Near is the calamity of Moab to come, And his affliction
hath hasted exceedingly.
Bemoan for him, all ye round about him, And all knowing his
name, say ye: How hath it been broken, the staff of strength, The rod of
Come down from honour, sit in thirst, O inhabitant, daughter
of Dibon, For a spoiler of Moab hath come up to thee, He hath destroyed thy
On the way stand, and watch, O inhabitant of Aroer, Ask the
fugitive and escaped, Say, What hath happened?
Put to shame hath been Moab, For it hath been broken down,
Howl and cry, declare ye in Arnon, For spoiled is Moab,
And judgment hath come in unto the land of the plain -- unto
Holon, And unto Jahazah, and on Mephaath,
And on Dibon, and on Nebo, And on Beth-Diblathaim, and on
And on Beth-Gamul, and on Beth-Meon,
And on Kerioth, and on Bozrah, And on all cities of the land
of Moab, The far off and the near.
Cut down hath been the horn of Moab, And his arm hath been
broken, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Declare ye him drunk, For against Jehovah he made himself
great And Moab hath stricken in his vomit, And he hath been for a derision --
And was not Israel the derision to thee? Among thieves was
he found? For since thy words concerning him, Thou dost bemoan thyself.
Forsake cities, and dwell in a rock, Ye inhabitants of Moab,
And be as a dove making a nest in the passages of a pit's mouth.
We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, Exceeding proud! His
haughtiness, and his arrogance, And his pride, and the height of his heart,
I -- I have known, an affirmation of Jehovah, His wrath, and
it is not right, His devices -- not right they have done.
Therefore for Moab I howl, even for Moab -- all of it, I cry
for men of Kir-Heres, it doth mourn,
With the weeping of Jazer, I weep for thee, O vine of
Sibmah, Thy branches have passed over a sea, Unto the sea of Jazer they have
come, On thy summer fruits, and on thy harvest, A spoiler hath fallen.
And removed hath been joy and gladness From the fruitful
field, Even from the land of Moab, And wine from wine-presses I have caused to
cease, Shouting doth not proceed, The shouting is no shouting!
Because of the cry of Heshbon unto Elealeh, Unto Jahaz they
have given their voice, From Zoar unto Horonaim, A heifer of the third year,
For even waters of Nimrim become desolations.
And I have caused to cease to Moab, An affirmation of
Jehovah, Him who is offering in a high place, And him who is making perfume to
Therefore my heart for Moab as pipes doth sound, And my
heart for men of Kir-Heres As pipes doth sound, Therefore the abundance he made
For every head is bald, and every beard diminished,
On all hands cuttings, and on the loins -- sackcloth.
On all roofs of Moab, and in her broad-places, All of it -- is
lamentation, For I have broken Moab as a vessel in which there is no pleasure,
An affirmation of Jehovah.
How hath it been broken down! they have howled, How hath
Moab turned the neck ashamed, And Moab hath been for a derision. And for a
terror to all round about her.
For thus said Jehovah: Lo, as an eagle he doth flee, And
hath spread his wings unto Moab.
Captured have been the cities, And the strongholds are
caught, And the heart of the mighty of Moab Hath been in that day as the heart
of a distressed woman.
And Moab hath been destroyed from being a people, For
against Jehovah he exerted himself.
Fear, and a snare, and a gin, are for thee, O
inhabitant of Moab -- an affirmation of Jehovah,
Whoso is fleeing because of the fear falleth into the snare,
And whoso is coming up from the snare is captured by the gin, For I bring in
unto her -- unto Moab -- The year of their inspection, An affirmation of
In the shadow of Heshbon stood powerless have fugitives, For
fire hath gone forth from Heshbon, And a flame from within Sihon, And it
consumeth the corner of Moab, And the crown of the sons of Shaon.
Wo to thee, O Moab, Perished hath the people of Chemosh, For
thy sons were taken with the captives, And thy daughters with the captivity.
And I have turned back to the captivity of Moab, In
the latter end of the days, An affirmation of Jehovah! Hitherto is the
judgment of Moab.