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Moab Destroyed

16 Send athe lamb to the ruler of the land,

bFrom 1Sela to the wilderness,

To the mount of the daughter of Zion.

2 For it shall be as a cwandering bird thrown out of the nest;

So shall be the daughters of Moab at the fords of the dArnon.

3 “Take counsel, execute judgment;

Make your shadow like the night in the middle of the day;

Hide the outcasts,

Do not betray him who escapes.

4 Let My outcasts dwell with you, O Moab;

Be a shelter to them from the face of the 2spoiler.

For the extortioner is at an end,

Devastation ceases,

The oppressors are consumed out of the land.

5 In mercy ethe throne will be established;

And One will sit on it in truth, in the tabernacle of David,

fJudging and seeking justice and hastening grighteousness.”

6 We have heard of the hpride of Moab—

He is very proud—

Of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath;

iBut his 3lies shall not be so.

7 Therefore Moab shall jwail for Moab;

Everyone shall wail.

For the foundations kof Kir Hareseth you shall mourn;

Surely they are stricken.

8 For lthe fields of Heshbon languish,

And mthe vine of Sibmah;

The lords of the nations have broken down its choice plants,

Which have reached to Jazer

And wandered through the wilderness.

Her branches are stretched out,

They are gone over the nsea.

9 Therefore I will bewail the vine of Sibmah,

With the weeping of Jazer;

I will drench you with my tears,

oO Heshbon and Elealeh;

For 4battle cries have fallen

Over your summer fruits and your harvest.

10 pGladness is taken away,

And joy from the plentiful field;

In the vineyards there will be no singing,

Nor will there be shouting;

No treaders will tread out wine in the presses;

I have made their shouting cease.

11 Therefore qmy 5heart shall resound like a harp for Moab,

And my inner being for 6Kir Heres.

12 And it shall come to pass,

When it is seen that Moab is weary on rthe high place,

That he will come to his sanctuary to pray;

But he will not prevail.

13 This is the word which the Lord has spoken concerning Moab since that time. 14 But now the Lord has spoken, saying, “Within three years, sas the years of a hired man, the glory of Moab will be despised with all that great multitude, and the remnant will be very small and feeble.”


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