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Proclamation Against Moab

15 The aburden 1against Moab.

Because in the night bAr of cMoab is laid waste

And destroyed,

Because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste

And destroyed,

2 He has gone up to the 2temple and Dibon,

To the high places to weep.

Moab will wail over Nebo and over Medeba;

dOn all their heads will be baldness,

And every beard cut off.

3 In their streets they will clothe themselves with sackcloth;

On the tops of their houses

And in their streets

Everyone will wail, eweeping bitterly.

4 Heshbon and Elealeh will cry out,

Their voice shall be heard as far as fJahaz;

Therefore the 3armed soldiers of Moab will cry out;

His life will be burdensome to him.

5 “My gheart will cry out for Moab;

His fugitives shall flee to Zoar,

Like 4a three-year-old heifer.

For hby the Ascent of Luhith

They will go up with weeping;

For in the way of Horonaim

They will raise up a cry of destruction,

6 For the waters iof Nimrim will be desolate,

For the green grass has withered away;

The grass fails, there is nothing green.

7 Therefore the abundance they have gained,

And what they have laid up,

They will carry away to the Brook of the Willows.

8 For the cry has gone all around the borders of Moab,

Its wailing to Eglaim

And its wailing to Beer Elim.

9 For the waters of 5Dimon will be full of blood;

Because I will bring more upon 5Dimon,

jLions upon him who escapes from Moab,

And on the remnant of the land.”


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