Jeremiah 48:31
New International Version
Therefore I wail over Moab, for all Moab I cry out, I moan for the people of Kir Hareseth.

New Living Translation
So now I wail for Moab; yes, I will mourn for Moab. My heart is broken for the men of Kir-hareseth.

English Standard Version
Therefore I wail for Moab; I cry out for all Moab; for the men of Kir-hareseth I mourn.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore I will wail for Moab; I will cry out for all of Moab; I will moan for the men of Kir-heres.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore I will wail for Moab, Even for all Moab will I cry out; I will moan for the men of Kir-heres.

King James Bible
Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I will wail over Moab. I will cry out for Moab, all of it; he will moan for the men of Kir-heres.

Contemporary English Version
So I will cry and mourn for Moab and its town of Kir-Heres.

Good News Translation
And so I will weep for everyone in Moab and for the people of Kir Heres.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I will wail over Moab. I will cry out for Moab, all of it; he will moan for the men of Kir-heres.

International Standard Version
Therefore, I'll wail for Moab, and for the whole of Moab I'll cry out, for the men of Kir-heres I'll moan.

NET Bible
So I will weep with sorrow for Moab. I will cry out in sadness for all of Moab. I will moan for the people of Kir Heres.

New Heart English Bible
therefore I will wail for Moab; yes, I will cry out for all Moab; I will mourn for the men of Kir Heres.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why I will weep for Moab and cry for all of Moab. I will moan for the people of Kir Hareseth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore will I wail for Moab; Yea, I will cry out for all Moab; For the men of Kir-heres shall my heart moan.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore I shall wail for Moab, Even for all Moab shall I cry out; I will moan for the men of Kir-heres.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I will weep over Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; my heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore will I wail for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; my heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres.

American King James Version
Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; my heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.

American Standard Version
Therefore will I wail for Moab; yea, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir-heres shall they mourn.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore howl ye for Moab on all sides; cry out against the shorn men in a gloomy place. I will weep for thee,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore will I lament for Moab, and I will cry out to all Moab, for the men of the brick wall that mourn.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir-heres shall there be moaning.

English Revised Version
Therefore will I howl for Moab; yea, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir-heres shall they mourn.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; my heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.

World English Bible
Therefore will I wail for Moab; yes, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir Heres shall they mourn.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore for Moab I howl, even for Moab -- all of it, I cry for men of Kir-Heres, it doth mourn,
Study Bible
The Judgment on Moab
30I know his fury, declares the LORD, but it is futile. His boasting is as empty as his deeds. 31Therefore I will wail for Moab; I will cry out for all of Moab; I will moan for the men of Kir-heres. 32I will weep for you, O vine of Sibmah, more than I weep for Jazer. Your tendrils have extended to the sea; they reach even to Jazer. The destroyer has fallen on your summer fruit and grape harvest.…
Cross References
2 Kings 3:25
They destroyed the cities, and each man threw stones on every good field until it was covered. They stopped up every spring and cut down every good tree. Only Kir-haraseth was left with stones in place, but men with slings surrounded it and attacked it as well.

Isaiah 15:5
My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath-shelishiyah; with weeping they ascend the slope of Luhith; they lament their destruction on the road to Horonaim.

Isaiah 16:7
Therefore let Moab wail; let them wail together for Moab. Mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth, you who are utterly stricken.

Isaiah 16:11
Therefore my heart laments for Moab like a harp, my inmost being for Kir-hareseth.

Jeremiah 48:36
Therefore My heart laments for Moab like a flute; it laments like a flute for the men of Kir-heres, because the wealth they acquired has perished.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; my heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.

will I howl

Isaiah 15:5
My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.

Isaiah 16:7-11
Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken…

Kir-heres

Jeremiah 48:36
Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.

2 Kings 3:25
And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about it, and smote it.

Kar-haraseth

Isaiah 16:7
Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.

Kir-hareseth







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

I will wail
אֲיֵלִ֔יל (’ă·yê·lîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3213: To howl, make a howling

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

Moab;
מוֹאָ֣ב (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

I will cry out
אֶזְעָ֑ק (’ez·‘āq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

for all
כֻּלֹּ֖ה (kul·lōh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of Moab;
וּלְמוֹאָ֥ב (ū·lə·mō·w·’āḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

I will moan
יֶהְגֶּֽה׃ (yeh·geh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1897: To moan, growl, utter, speak, muse

for
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the men
אַנְשֵׁ֥י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Kir-heres.
חֶ֖רֶשׂ (ḥe·reś)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7025: Kir-hareseth -- 'wall of earthenware', a fortified city in Moab
(31) Therefore will I howl for Moab.--The changes of person are remarkable. The "I" that speaks is neither Jehovah nor the prophet, but the unnamed mourner, who in the next clause appears in the third person ("she shall mourn," the English "mine heart" having no equivalent in the Hebrew) as the representative of those who mourn for Moab. In Jeremiah 48:33, "I have caused wine to fail" appears as the utterance of Jehovah. In Isaiah 16:7, of which the whole passage is a free reproduction, Moab is named as the mourner. Possibly, however, Jeremiah in his sympathy may speak here in his own person.

For the men of Kir-heres.--The name appears in Isaiah 16:7 as Kirhareseth, and is probably identical with the "Kir of Moab" of Isaiah 15:1. The place was obviously an important stronghold. The Targum on Isaiah and Jeremiah renders it by Crac, and this has led to its being identified with the modern Kerak, occupying a strong position on one of the Moabite mountains to the south-east of the Dead Sea. The name, which signifies "City of the Sun," may indicate its connection with that form of nature-worship.

Verse 31. - Based upon Isaiah 16:7. Therefore. Moab cannot escape the catastrophe, for his moral basis is utterly insecure. "Therefore," etc. Will I howl. It is at first sight strange that the prophet should speak thus sympathetically after the strong language in ver. 26. But the fact is that an inspired prophet has, as it were, a double personality. Sometimes his human feelings seem quite lost in the consciousness of his message; sometimes (and especially in Jeremiah) the natural, emotional life refuses to be thus restrained, and will have itself expressed. All Moab; i.e. Moab in all its districts, both north and south of the Amen, or, at any rate, the fugitive populations. Mine heart shall mourn. The Authorized Version effaces one of the points of difference between Jeremiah and his original. The former leaves the subject indefinite - one shall mourn. For the men of Kir-heres. Isaiah 16:7 has "for the raisin cakes of Kir-heres" (i.e. for the cakes of pressed grapes, for which Kir-heres was specially famous) - a much more expressive phrase. Jeremiah, or his scribe, has changed ashishe into anshe, and the Targum and Septuagint have adopted this weak reading in Isaiah, l.c. 48:14-47. The destruction of Moab is further prophesied, to awaken them by national repentance and reformation to prevent the trouble, or by a personal repentance and reformation to prepare for it. In reading this long roll of threatenings, and mediating on the terror, it will be of more use to us to keep in view the power of God's anger and the terror of his judgments, and to have our hearts possessed with a holy awe of God and of his wrath, than to search into all the figures and expressions here used. Yet it is not perpetual destruction. The chapter ends with a promise of their return out of captivity in the latter days. Even with Moabites God will not contend for ever, nor be always wroth. The Jews refer it to the days of the Messiah; then the captives of the Gentiles, under the yoke of sin and Satan, shall be brought back by Divine grace, which shall make them free indeed.
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