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Because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and

brought to silence; He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high

places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: On all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard

cut off. In their streets they shall gird themselves with sack

cloth: On the tops of th

of their houses, and in their streets, Every one shall howl, weeping abundantly. And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: Their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: Therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; His life shall be grievous unto him. My heart shall cry out for Moab; His fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, An heifer of three For by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall


up; For in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry

of destruction. For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: For the hay is withered

grass faileth, there is no green thing. Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that

which they have laid up, Shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

years old:

they go

away, the

For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; The howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling

thereof unto Beer-elim. For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: For I will bring more upon Dimon, Lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, And upon

the remnant of the land.



the lamb to the ruler of the land From Sela to the wilderness, Unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of

the nest,

So the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of

Arnon. Take counsel, execute judgment; Make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the

noonday; Hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; Be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: For the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, The

oppressors are consumed out of the land. And in mercy shall the throne be established: And he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of

David, Judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting right


We have heard of the pride of Moab;heis very proud:
Even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath:
But his lies shall not be so.
Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab,everyone shall

For the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall

ye mourn; surely they are stricken. For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of

Sibmah: The lords of the heathen have broken down the prin

cipal plants thereof, They are come even unto Jazer, they wandered

through the wilderness: Her branches are stretched out, they are gone over

the sea.

Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the

vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and

Elealeh: For the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy

harvest is fallen. And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plen

tiful field; And in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither

shall there be shouting: The treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.

Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp

for Moab, And mine inward parts for Kir-haresh. 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


This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.

But now the Lord hath spoken, saying,
Within three years, as the years of an hireling,
And the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with

all that great multitude; And the remnant shall be very small and feeble.

The burden of Damascus.

BEHOLD, Damascus is taken away from being a

city, And it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: They shall be for flocks, Which shall lie down, and none shall make them

afraid. The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, And the kingdom from Damascus, and the rem

nant of Syria:

They shall be as the glory of the children of Israel,

saith the Lord of hosts. And in that day it shall come to pass, That the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, And the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth

the corn,

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And reapeth the ears with his arm;
And it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the val-

ley of Rephaim. Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shak

ing of an olive tree, Two or three berries in the top of the uppermost

bough, Four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, Saith the Lord God of Israel. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, And his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One

of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his

hands, Neither shall respect that which his fingers have

made, Either the groves, or the images. In that day shall his strong cities be As a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, Which they left because of the children of Israel: And there shall be desolation.

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