Isaiah 15
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An Oracle against Moab

1An oracle against Moab:a

Ar in Moab is devastated,b

destroyed in a night.

Kir in Moab is devastated,

destroyed in a night.

2Dibon went up to its temple

to weep at its high places.

Moab wails on Nebo and atc Medeba.

Every head is shaved;

every beard is cut off.

3In its streets they wear sackcloth;

on its rooftops and in its public squares everyone wails,

falling down and weeping.

4Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;

their voices are heard as far away as Jahaz.d

Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out,

and they tremble.e

5My heart cries out over Moab,

whose fugitives flee as far as Zoar,f

to Eglath-shelishiyah;

they go up the slope of Luhith weeping;

they raise a cry of destruction

on the road to Horonaim.

6The waters of Nimrimg are desolate;

the grass is withered, the foliage is gone,

and the vegetation has vanished.

7So they carry their wealth and belongings

over the Wadi of the Willows.h

8For their cry echoes

throughout the territory of Moab.

Their wailing reaches Eglaim;

their wailing reaches Beer-elim.

9The waters of Diboni are full of blood,j

but I will bring on Dibonk even more than this —

a lion for those who escape from Moab,

and for the survivors in the land.l

a. 15:1-7 Gn 19:31-37; Is 11:14; 25:10; Jr 48:1-38; Ezk 25:8-11; Am 2:1-3; Zph 2:8-9
b. 15:1 Nm 21:28
c. 15:2 Or wails over Nebo and over
d. 15:4 Nm 21:28; 32:3; Jr 48:34
e. 15:4 Lit out, he trembles within himself
f. 15:5 Gn 19:21-22
g. 15:6 Nm 32:3,36; Jos 13:27
h. 15:7 Is 30:6; Jr 48:36
i. 15:9 DSS, some LXX mss, Vg; MT reads Dimon
j. 15:9 2Kg 3:22-23
k. 15:9 DSS, some LXX mss, Vg; MT reads Dimon
l. 15:9 2Sm 23:20; 1Ch 11:22
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