Jeremiah 48
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1Concerning Moab: “Thus said YHWH of Hosts, God of Israel: Woe to Nebo, for it is spoiled, "" Kiriathaim has been captured [and] put to shame, "" The high tower has been put to shame, "" Indeed, it has been broken down.

2There is no longer praise of Moab, "" In Heshbon they devised evil against her: Come, and we cut it off from [being] a nation, "" Also, O Madmen, you are cut off, "" A sword goes after you.

3A voice of a cry [is] from Horonaim, "" Spoiling and great destruction.

4Moab has been destroyed, "" Her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.

5For the ascent of Luhith with weeping, "" Weeping goes up, "" For in the descent of Horonaim "" Adversaries have heard a cry of desolation.

6Flee, deliver yourselves, "" You are as a naked thing in a wilderness.

7For because of your trusting in your works, "" And in your treasures, even you are captured, "" And Chemosh has gone out in a removal, "" His priests and his heads together.

8And a spoiler comes to every city, "" And no city escapes, "" And the valley has perished, "" And the plain has been destroyed, as YHWH said.

9Give wings to Moab, that she may go forth and flee away, "" And her cities are for a desolation, "" Without an inhabitant in them.

10Cursed [is] he who is doing the work of YHWH slothfully, "" And cursed [is] he "" Who is withholding his sword from blood.

11Moab is secure from his youth, "" And he [is] at rest for his preserved things, "" And he has not been emptied out from vessel to vessel, "" And he has not gone into captivity, "" Therefore his taste has remained in him, "" And his fragrance has not been changed.

12Therefore, behold, days are coming, "" A declaration of YHWH, "" And I have sent wanderers to him, "" And they have caused him to wander, "" And they empty out his vessels, "" And they dash his bottles in pieces. 13And Moab has been ashamed because of Chemosh, "" As the house of Israel has been ashamed "" Because of Beth-El, their confidence.

14How do you say, We [are] mighty, "" And men of strength for battle?

15Moab is spoiled, and has gone up [from] her cities, "" And the choice of its young men "" Have gone down to slaughter, "" An affirmation of the King, "" YHWH of Hosts [is] His Name.

16The destruction of Moab is near to come, "" And his calamity has hurried exceedingly.

17Bemoan for him, all you around him, "" And all knowing his name, say, "" How it has been broken, the staff of strength, "" The rod of beauty!

18Come down from glory, sit in thirst, "" O inhabitant, daughter of Dibon, "" For a spoiler of Moab has come up to you, "" He has destroyed your fortifications.

19Stand on the way, and watch, O inhabitant of Aroer, "" Ask the fugitive and escaped, "" Say, What has happened?

20Moab has been put to shame, "" For it has been broken down, "" Howl and cry, declare in Arnon, "" For Moab is spoiled,

21And judgment has come to the land of the plain—to Holon, "" And to Jahazah, and on Mephaath, 22And on Dibon, and on Nebo, "" And on Beth-Diblathaim, and on Kirathaim, 23And on Beth-Gamul, and on Beth-Meon, 24And on Kerioth, and on Bozrah, "" And on all cities of the land of Moab, "" The far off and the near. 25The horn of Moab has been cut down, "" And his arm has been broken, "" A declaration of YHWH. 26Declare him drunk, "" For he made himself great against YHWH "" And Moab has struck in his vomit, "" And he has been for a derision—even he. 27And was Israel not the derision to you? Was he found among thieves? For since your words concerning him, "" You bemoan yourself.

28Forsake cities, and dwell in a rock, "" You inhabitants of Moab, "" And be as a dove making a nest in the passages of a pit’s mouth.

29We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, "" Exceedingly proud! His haughtiness, and his arrogance, "" And his pride, and the height of his heart,

30I have known, a declaration of YHWH, "" His wrath, and [it is] not right, "" His boastings—they have done nothing right.

31Therefore I howl for Moab, even for Moab—all of it, "" I cry for men of Kir-Heres, it mourns,

32With the weeping of Jazer, I weep for you, O vine of Sibmah, "" Your branches have passed over a sea, "" They have come to the Sea of Jazer, "" On your summer fruits, and on your harvest, "" A spoiler has fallen.

33And joy and gladness have been removed from the fruitful field, "" Even from the land of Moab, "" And I have caused wine to cease from winepresses, "" Shouting does not proceed, "" The shouting [is] not shouting!

34Because of the cry of Heshbon to Elealeh, "" They have given their voice to Jahaz, "" From Zoar to Horonaim, "" A heifer of the third [year], "" For even [the] waters of Nimrim become desolations. 35And I have caused to cease in Moab, "" A declaration of YHWH, "" Him who is offering in a high place, "" And him who is making incense to his god.

36Therefore My heart sounds as pipes for Moab, "" And My heart sounds as pipes for men of Kir-Heres, "" Therefore the abundance he made perished. 37For every head [is] bald, and every beard diminished, "" On all hands—cuttings, and on the loins—sackcloth. 38On all roofs of Moab, and in her broad-places, "" All of it—lamentation, "" For I have broken Moab as a vessel in which there is no pleasure,” "" A declaration of YHWH. 39“How it has been broken down! They have howled, "" How Moab has turned the neck ashamed! And Moab has been for a derision "" And for a terror to all around her.”

40For thus said YHWH: “Behold, he flees as an eagle, "" And has spread his wings to Moab.

41The cities have been captured, "" And the strongholds are caught, "" And the heart of the mighty of Moab "" Has been in that day as the heart of a distressed woman.

42And Moab has been destroyed from [being] a people, "" For he exerted himself against YHWH.

43Fear, and a snare, and a trap, [are] for you, "" O inhabitant of Moab—a declaration of YHWH,

44Whoever is fleeing because of the fear falls into the snare, "" And whoever is coming up from the snare is captured by the trap, "" For I bring to her—to Moab—The year of their inspection, "" A declaration of YHWH.

45In the shadow of Heshbon fugitives have stood powerless, "" For fire has gone forth from Heshbon, "" And a flame from within Sihon, "" And it consumes the corner of Moab, "" And the crown of the sons of Shaon.

46Woe to you, O Moab, "" The people of Chemosh have perished, "" For your sons were taken with the captives, "" And your daughters with the captivity.

47And I have turned back [to] the captivity of Moab, "" In the latter end of the days,” "" A declaration of YHWH! “Until now [is] the judgment of Moab.”

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Jeremiah 47
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