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Isaiah 15

Isaiah 15

An Oracle Concerning Moab

[1] An oracle concerning Moab.

Because Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone.
[2] He has gone up to the temple, and to Dibon,
to the high places to weep;
over Nebo and over Medeba
Moab wails.
On every head is baldness;
every beard is shorn;
[3] in the streets they wear sackcloth;
on the housetops and in the squares
everyone wails and melts in tears.
[4] Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;
their voice is heard as far as Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
his soul trembles.
[5] My heart cries out for Moab;
her fugitives flee to Zoar,
to Eglath-shelishiyah.
For at the ascent of Luhith
they go up weeping;
on the road to Horonaim
they raise a cry of destruction;
[6] the waters of Nimrim
are a desolation;
the grass is withered, the vegetation fails,
the greenery is no more.
[7] Therefore the abundance they have gained
and what they have laid up
they carry away
over the Brook of the Willows.
[8] For a cry has gone
around the land of Moab;
her wailing reaches to Eglaim;
her wailing reaches to Beer-elim.
[9] For the waters of Dibon are full of blood;
for I will bring upon Dibon even more,
a lion for those of Moab who escape,
for the remnant of the land. (ESV)