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Isaiah 15

The Burden against Moab
(Jeremiah 48:1–47)

1 This is the burden against Moab:

Ar in Moab is ruined,

destroyed in a night!

Kir in Moab is devastated,

destroyed in a night!

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.

3 In its streets they wear sackcloth;

on the rooftops and in the public squares

they all wail, falling down weeping.

4 Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;

their voices are heard as far as Jahaz.

Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out;

their souls tremble within.

5 My heart cries out over Moab;

her fugitives flee as far as Zoar,

as far as Eglath-shelishiyah. a 

With weeping they ascend the slope of Luhith;

they lament their destruction on the road to Horonaim.

6 The waters of Nimrim are dried up,

and the grass is withered;

the vegetation is gone,

and the greenery is no more.

7 So they carry their wealth and belongings

over the Brook of the Willows. b 

8 For their outcry echoes to the border of Moab.

Their wailing reaches Eglaim;

it is heard in Beer-elim.

9 The waters of Dimon c are full of blood,

but I will bring more upon Dimon—

a lion upon the fugitives of Moab

and upon the remnant of the land.

 

Footnotes:

5 a Or Zoar, like a heifer three years of age.
7 b Or Poplars
9 c MT, twice in this verse; DSS and Vulgate Dibon ; Dimon , a wordplay on Dibon (see verse 2), sounds like the Hebrew for blood .

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