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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
In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth:
On the tops 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 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. For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: For the hay is withered away, the 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.
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For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab;
The howling thereof unto Eglaim,and the howling
thereof unto Beer-elim.
Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land
So the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of
Take counsel, execute judgment;
Hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
Judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is 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, every one shall howl:
For the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn;
surely they are stricken. For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of
The lords of the heathen have broken down the principal 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
For the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful 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,
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.
Which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, And the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant 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
And reapeth the ears with his arm;
And it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree,
Two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough,
Four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof,
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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