New American Standard Bible
Prophecy against Moab
1Concerning Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
Woe to Nebo, for it has been destroyed;
Kiriathaim has been put to shame, it has been captured;
The lofty stronghold has been put to shame and shattered.
2There is praise for Moab no longer;
3The sound of an outcry from Horonaim,
4Moab is broken,
5For by the ascent of Luhith
6Flee, save your lives,
7For because of your trust in your own achievements and treasures,
8A destroyer will come to every city,
9Give wings to Moab,
10Cursed be the one who does the LORDS work negligently,
11Moab has been at ease since his youth;
12Therefore behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will send to him those who tip vessels, and they will tip him over, and they will empty his vessels and shatter his jars. 13And Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.
14How can you say, We are mighty warriors,
15Moab has been destroyed and men have gone up to his cities;
16The disaster of Moab will soon come,
17Mourn for him, all you who live around him,
18Come down from your glory
19Stand by the road and keep watch,
20Moab has been put to shame, for it has been shattered.
21Judgment has also come upon the plain, upon Holon, Jahzah and against Mephaath, 22against Dibon, Nebo and Beth-diblathaim, 23against Kiriathaim, Beth-gamul and Beth-meon, 24against Kerioth, Bozrah and all the cities of the land of Moab, far and near. 25The horn of Moab has been cut off and his arm broken, declares the LORD. 26Make him drunk, for he has become arrogant toward the LORD; so Moab will wallow in his vomit, and he also will become a laughingstock. 27Now was not Israel a laughingstock to you? Or was he caught among thieves? For each time you speak about him you shake your head in scorn.
28Leave the cities and dwell among the crags,
29We have heard of the pride of Moabhe is very proud
30I know his fury, declares the LORD,
31Therefore I will wail for Moab,
32More than the weeping for Jazer
33So gladness and joy are taken away
34From the outcry at Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz they have raised their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become desolate. 35I will make an end of Moab, declares the LORD, the one who offers sacrifice on the high place and the one who burns incense to his gods.
36Therefore My heart wails for Moab like flutes; My heart also wails like flutes for the men of Kir-heres. Therefore they have lost the abundance it produced. 37For every head is bald and every beard cut short; there are gashes on all the hands and sackcloth on the loins. 38On all the housetops of Moab and in its streets there is lamentation everywhere; for I have broken Moab like an undesirable vessel, declares the LORD. 39How shattered it is! How they have wailed! How Moab has turned his backhe is ashamed! So Moab will become a laughingstock and an object of terror to all around him.
40For thus says the LORD:
41Kerioth has been captured
42Moab will be destroyed from being a people
43Terror, pit and snare are coming upon you,
44The one who flees from the terror
45In the shadow of Heshbon
46Woe to you, Moab!
47Yet I will restore the fortunes of Moab