Is 16:1Send a lamb of tribute / To the ruler of the land, / From Sela across the wilderness / To the mountain of the daughter of Zion.

Is 16:2Like wandering birds, / Like a scattered nest, / Will the daughters of Moab be / At the fords of the Arnon.

Is 16:3Give us counsel, / Make a judgment concerning us. / Make your shadow at high noon / Like night to us. / Hide the outcasts; / Do not expose him who wanders.

Is 16:4Let the outcasts of Moab / Dwell with you; / Be a hiding place to them / From the destroyer. / When the extortioner finishes / And destruction ends, / When the oppressor is completely gone from the land,

Is 16:5Then will a throne be established in lovingkindness, / And upon it One will sit in truth / In the tent of David, / Judging and pursuing justice / And hastening righteousness.

Is 16:6We have heard of the pride of Moab — / He is extremely proud — / Of his haughtiness and pride and insolence; / His boastings are all untrue.

Is 16:7Therefore Moab will howl for Moab; / They all will howl. / For the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth / You will mourn, utterly stricken.

Is 16:8Because the fields of Heshbon have withered, / And the vine of Sibmah, too. / The lords of the nations / Have trampled under its choicest vines, / Which reached as far as Jazer, / Which meandered into the desert. / Its shoots spread abroad; / They crossed over to the sea.

Is 16:9Therefore I will weep bitterly for Jazer, / For the vine of Sibmah; / I will soak you with my tears, / Heshbon and Elealeh. / For the harvest shout is hushed / Over your summer fruit and over your reapings.

Is 16:10Rejoicing is taken away, and exultation from the fruited field; / In the vineyards there will be no singing for joy; no shouts will be uttered. / The treader will not tread out wine in the presses — / I have made the harvest shout stop.

Is 16:11Therefore for Moab my bowels will moan like a lyre, / And my inward parts for Kir-heres.

Is 16:12And when Moab appears, / When they weary themselves at their high place, / And come to their sanctuary to pray, / It will not avail.

Is 16:13This is the word which Jehovah spoke concerning Moab long ago.

Is 16:14And now Jehovah has spoken, saying, Within three years, like the years of a hired man, the glory of Moab will be disgraced, with all its great multitude, and its remnant will be small — a mere trifle, nothing great.

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