Isaiah 16:12
New International Version
When Moab appears at her high place, she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine to pray, it is to no avail.

New Living Translation
The people of Moab will worship at their pagan shrines, but it will do them no good. They will cry to the gods in their temples, but no one will be able to save them.

English Standard Version
And when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.

Berean Study Bible
When Moab appears on the high place, when he wearies himself and enters his sanctuary to pray, it will do him no good.

New American Standard Bible
So it will come about when Moab presents himself, When he wearies himself upon his high place And comes to his sanctuary to pray, That he will not prevail.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

Christian Standard Bible
When Moab appears and tires himself out on the high place and comes to his sanctuary to pray, it will do him no good.

Contemporary English Version
It's useless for Moab's people to wear themselves out by going to their altars to worship and pray.

Good News Translation
The people of Moab wear themselves out going to their mountain shrines and to their temples to pray, but it will do them no good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Moab appears on the high place, when he tires himself out and comes to his sanctuary to pray, it will do him no good.

International Standard Version
When Moab appears, when he arrives upon the high place and comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail."

NET Bible
When the Moabites plead with all their might at their high places, and enter their temples to pray, their prayers will be ineffective!

New Heart English Bible
It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the people of Moab appear at the worship site, they will only wear themselves out. They will come into the holy place to pray, but they won't be able to.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab hath wearied himself upon the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail

New American Standard 1977
So it will come about when Moab presents himself, When he wearies himself upon his high place, And comes to his sanctuary to pray, That he will not prevail.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it shall come to pass when it is seen that Moab is weary upon the high places that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray, but he shall be unable to.

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab wearies himself on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

American King James Version
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass, when Moab presenteth himself, when he wearieth himself upon the high place, and shall come to his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is wearied on his high places, that he shall go in to his sanctuaries to pray, and shall not prevail.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, when Moab shall appear, shall weary himself on the high place, and enter into his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass, when Moab presenteth himself, when he wearieth himself upon the high place, and shall come to his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

World English Bible
It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, when it hath been seen, That weary hath been Moab on the high place, And he hath come unto his sanctuary to pray, And is not able.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation
11Therefore my heart laments for Moab like a harp, my inmost being for Kir-hareseth. 12When Moab appears on the high place, when he wearies himself and enters his sanctuary to pray, it will do him no good. 13This is the message that the LORD spoke earlier concerning Moab.…
Cross References
Numbers 21:28
For a fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the rulers of Arnon's heights.

Numbers 22:39
So Balaam accompanied Balak, and they came to Kiriath-huzoth.

1 Kings 18:29
Midday passed, and they kept on raving until the time of the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.

Isaiah 15:2
Dibon goes up to its temple to weep at its high places. Moab wails over Nebo, as well as over Medeba. Every head is shaved, every beard is cut off.

Isaiah 16:13
This is the message that the LORD spoke earlier concerning Moab.

Jeremiah 48:35
In Moab, declares the LORD, I will bring an end to those who make offerings on the high places and burn incense to their gods.

Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

when

Isaiah 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: …

Isaiah 26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer …

Numbers 22:39,41 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjathhuzoth…

Numbers 23:1-3,14,28 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare …

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there …

Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call on me, but I will not answer; they shall seek …

Jeremiah 48:35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, said the LORD, him that offers …

he shall

Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god…

1 Kings 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination …

2 Kings 3:27 Then he took his oldest son that should have reigned in his stead, …

Jeremiah 48:7,13,46 For because you have trusted in your works and in your treasures, …

but

Isaiah 47:13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers, …

2 Kings 19:12,16-19 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have …

Psalm 115:3-7 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased…

Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs …







Lexicon
When
כִֽי־ (ḵî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

Moab
מוֹאָ֖ב (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

appears
נִרְאָ֛ה (nir·’āh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the high place,
הַבָּמָ֑ה (hab·bā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1116: An elevation

when
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he wearies himself
נִלְאָ֥ה (nil·’āh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3811: To tire, to be, disgusted

and enters
וּבָ֧א (ū·ḇā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

his sanctuary
מִקְדָּשׁ֛וֹ (miq·dā·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

to pray,
לְהִתְפַּלֵּ֖ל (lə·hiṯ·pal·lêl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

it will do him no
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

good.
יוּכָֽל׃ (yū·ḵāl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power
(12) When it is seen . . .--Better thus: When Moab appeareth (sc., as a worshipper), when he wearies himself on the high place (the scene of Chemosh-worship), though he enter into the sanctuary to pray, yet shall he not prevail. The prophet draws a picture of the unavailing litanies which Moab, like the priests of Baal in 1Kings 18:26, shall offer to his gods.

Verse 12. - When it is seen that Moab is weary; rather, when Moab shows himself, and has wearied himself. The heathen "thought to be heard for their much speaking" (Matthew 6:7). They endeavored to weary their gods into granting their prayers (1 Kings 18:26), and frequently succeeded in wearying themselves. On the high place. "High places" (bamoth) were common to the Moabites, with the other nations of Syria and Palestine. Mesha, in his inscription, speaks of having rebuilt a city called "Beth-Bamoth" (1:27), which must have been a "city of high places;" and he even calls the stele which he dedicates to Chemosh, whereon his inscription is written, a bamah, or "high place." That he shall come to his sanctuary... but he shall not, etc.; rather, and has come into his sanctuary, that he shall not prevail. 16:6-14 Those who will not be counselled, cannot be helped. More souls are ruined by pride than by any other sin whatever. Also, the very proud are commonly very passionate. With lies many seek to gain the gratification of pride and passion, but they shall not compass proud and angry projects. Moab was famous for fields and vineyards; but they shall be laid waste by the invading army. God can soon turn laughter into mourning, and joy into heaviness. In God let us always rejoice with holy triumph; in earthly things let us always rejoice with holy trembling. The prophet looks with concern on the desolations of such a pleasant country; it causes inward grief. The false gods of Moab are unable to help; and the God of Israel, the only true God, can and will make good what he has spoken. Let Moab know her ruin is very near, and prepare. The most awful declarations of Divine wrath, discover the way of escape to those who take warning. There is no escape, but by submission to the Son of David, and devoting ourselves to him. And, at length, when the appointed time comes, all the glory, prosperity, and multitude of the wicked shall perish.
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