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48 *aAgainst Moab thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;

Woe unto bNebo! for it is spoiled:

cKiriathaim is confounded and taken:

||Misgab is confounded and ccdismayed.

There shall be no more praise of Moab:

In dHeshbon they have devised evil against it;

Come, and let us cut it off efrom being a nation.

Also thou shalt ||be cut down, O fMadmen;

The sword shall pursue thee.

gA voice of crying shall be from hHoronaim,

Spoiling and great destruction.

Moab is destroyed;

Her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.

For iin the going up of Luhith

Continual weeping shall go up;

For iin the going down of hHoronaim

The enemies have heard ga cry of destruction.

jFlee, save your lives,

And be like ||the heath in the wilderness.

For kbecause thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures,

Thou shalt also be taken:

And lChemosh shall go forth into captivity

With mhis priests and his princes together.

And nthe spoiler shall come upon every city,

And no city shall escape:

The valley also shall perish,

And othe plain nshall be destroyed,

As the Lord hath spoken.

pGive wings unto Moab,

That it may flee and get away:

For the cities thereof qshall be desolate,

rWithout any to dwell therein.

10  sCursed be he that doeth tthe work of the Lord ||udeceitfully,

And cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

11  Moab vhath been at ease from his youth,

And he hath settled won his lees,

And hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel,

Neither hath he gone into captivity:

Therefore his taste remained in him,

And his scent is not changed.

12  Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord,

That I will send unto him xwanderers, that shall xcause him to wander,

And shall empty his vessels, and ybreak their zbottles.

13  And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh,

As athe house of Israel was ashamed of bBeth-el their confidence.

14  How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

15  cMoab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities,

And his chosen young men dare gone down to the slaughter,

eSaith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.

16  The calamity of Moab is near to come,

And his affliction hasteth fast.

17  All ye that are about him, bemoan him;

And all ye that know his name,

fSay, How is gthe strong staff broken,

And the beautiful hrod!

18  iThou daughter that dost inhabit kDibon,

Come down from thy glory, and isit lin thirst;

For cthe spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee,

And he shall destroy thy strong holds.

19  O inhabitant of mAroer,

Stand by the way, and nespy;

Ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth,

And say, What is done?

20  Moab is confounded; for ccit is broken down:

oHowl and cry;

Tell ye it in pArnon, that cMoab is spoiled,

21  And judgment is come upon qthe plain country;

Upon Holon, and upon rsJahazah, and upon sMephaath,

22  And upon kDibon, and upon tNebo, and upon uBeth-diblathaim,

23  And upon tKiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon vwBeth-meon,

24  And upon xKerioth, and upon yBozrah,

And upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.

25  zThe horn of Moab is cut off,

And ahis arm is broken, saith the Lord.

26  bMake ye him drunken: bbfor he magnified himself against the Lord:

Moab also shall wallow bin his vomit,

And he also shall be cin derision.

27  For ccwas not Israel a derision unto thee?

dWas he found among thieves?

For since thou spakest of him, thou ||skippedst for joy.

28  O ye that dwell in Moab, eleave the cities, and fdwell in gthe rock,

And be flike ethe dove that ghmaketh her nest in the sides of the hole’s mouth.

29  iWe have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud)

His loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.

30  I know ihis wrath, saith the Lord; but it shall not be so;

||ikHis lies shall not so effect it.

31  Therefore lwill I howl for Moab,

And I will cry out lfor all Moab;

mMine heart nshall mourn for the men of oKir-heres.

32  pO vine of qSibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of rJazer:

sThy plants are gone over the sea,

tThey reach even to the sea of Jazer:

The spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage.

33  tAnd ujoy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab;

And tI have caused wine to fail from the winepresses:

tNone shall tread with shouting;

uTheir shouting shall be no shouting.

34  vFrom the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh,

And even unto vJahaz, have they uttered their voice,

From wZoar even unto Horonaim,

As xan heifer of three years old:

For ythe waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.

35  Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the Lord, him that offereth in zthe high places,

And him that burneth incense to his gods.

36  Therefore mmine heart nshall sound for Moab like pipes,

And mmine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres:

Because athe riches that he hath gotten are perished.

37  For bevery head shall be cbald,

And bevery beard clipped:

Upon all the hands shall be ccuttings,

And bupon the loins dsackcloth.

38  There shall be lamentation generally bupon all the housetops of Moab, band in the streets thereof:

For I have broken Moab like ea vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the Lord.

39  They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down!

How hath Moab fturned the back with shame!

So shall Moab be ga derision and a dismaying to all them about him.

40  For thus saith the Lord;

Behold, hhe ishall fly as an eagle,

iAnd kshall spread his wings over Moab.

41  ||lKerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised,

And mthe mighty men’s hearts in Moab at that day shall be

As the heart of na woman in her pangs.

42  And Moab shall be destroyed ofrom being a people,

pBecause he hath magnified himself against the Lord.

43  qrFear, and rthe pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee,

O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord.

44  qsHe that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit;

qAnd he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare:

tFor I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, tthe year of their visitation, saith the Lord.

45  They that fled stood under uthe shadow of vHeshbon because of the force:

But wa fire shall come forth out of Heshbon,

And wa flame from the midst of xSihon,

And shall devour ythe corner of Moab,

And the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.

46  aWoe be unto thee, O Moab!

The people of Chemosh perisheth:

For thy sons are taken captives,

And thy daughters captives.

47  bYet cdwill I bring again the captivity of Moab

ceIn the latter days, saith the Lord.

fThus far is the judgment of Moab.

KJV 1900

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