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Woe unto bNebo! for it is spoiled:
cKiriathaim is confounded and taken:
In dHeshbon they have devised evil against it;
Come, and let us cut it off efrom being a nation.
The sword shall †pursue thee.
Spoiling and great destruction.
Her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.
5 For iin the going up of Luhith
†Continual weeping shall go up;
The enemies have heard ga cry of destruction.
6 jFlee, save your lives,
And be like ||the heath in the wilderness.
7 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.
8 And nthe spoiler shall come upon every city,
And no city shall escape:
The valley also shall perish,
As the Lord hath spoken.
9 pGive wings unto Moab,
That it may flee and get away:
For the cities thereof qshall be desolate,
rWithout any to dwell therein.
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.
15 cMoab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities,
eSaith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.
And his affliction hasteth fast.
And all ye that know his name,
And the beautiful hrod!
For cthe spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee,
And he shall destroy thy strong holds.
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;
21 And judgment is come upon qthe plain country;
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.
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.
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;
31 Therefore lwill I howl for Moab,
And I will cry out lfor all Moab;
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.
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:
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.
And mmine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres:
Because athe riches that he hath gotten are perished.
Upon all the hands shall be ccuttings,
For I have broken Moab like ea vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the Lord.
So shall Moab be ga derision and a dismaying to all them about him.
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.
O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord.
qAnd he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare:
But wa fire shall come forth out of Heshbon,
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.
fThus far is the judgment of Moab.
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