Je 48:1Concerning Moab: / Thus says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: / Woe to Nebo, for it is destroyed; / Kiriathaim is put to shame; it is captured; / The lofty retreat is put to shame and dismayed.

Je 48:2The praise of Moab is no more; / In Heshbon they have devised evil against her, saying: / Come and let us cut her off from being a nation. / You also, O Madmen, will be brought to silence; / A sword will go after you.

Je 48:3The sound of a cry from Horonaim, / Desolation and great destruction!

Je 48:4Moab is destroyed; / Her young have caused a cry to be heard.

Je 48:5For by the ascent of Luhith / Continual weeping will go up; / For by the descent of Horonaim / They have heard the distress of the cry of destruction.

Je 48:6Flee, save your life, / And be like a shrub in the wilderness.

Je 48:7For because of your trust in your works and in your treasures, / You also will be captured; / And Chemosh will go forth into exile; / His priests and his princes together.

Je 48:8And a destroyer will come to every city, / And no city will escape; / The valley will also perish, / And the plateau will be destroyed, / As Jehovah has said.

Je 48:9Give wings to Moab, / That she may fly and go away; / And her cities will become a waste, / Without inhabitant in them.

Je 48:10Cursed is he who does the work of Jehovah negligently, / And cursed is he who keeps his sword from blood.

Je 48:11Moab has been at ease from his youth; / And he is settled on his lees / And has not been emptied from vessel to vessel; / Nor has he gone into exile. / Therefore his taste remains in him, / And his scent is not changed.

Je 48:12Therefore indeed, days are coming, declares Jehovah, when I will send pourers to him, and they will pour him out and empty his vessels and shatter his jars.

Je 48:13And Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.

Je 48:14How can you say, We are mighty men / And valiant men for war?

Je 48:15Moab has been destroyed, / And its cities have gone up in smoke, / And its choice young men have gone down to slaughter, / Declares the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts.

Je 48:16The calamity of Moab is near to coming, / And his affliction hastens quickly.

Je 48:17Lament for him, all who are around him / And all who know his name; / Say, How the strong rod is broken, / The glorious staff.

Je 48:18Come down from glory and sit in thirst, / O daughter who dwells in Dibon, / For the destroyer of Moab has come up against you; / He has destroyed your strongholds.

Je 48:19Stand by the way and watch, / O inhabitant of Aroer; / Ask him who flees and her who escapes, / And say, What has happened?

Je 48:20Moab is put to shame, for it is shattered. / Howl and cry out; / Declare by the Arnon / That Moab is devastated.

Je 48:21And judgment has come upon the land of the Plateau, on Holon and on Jahzah and on Mephaath

Je 48:22And on Dibon and on Nebo and on Beth-diblathaim

Je 48:23And on Kiriathaim and on Beth-gamul and on Beth-meon

Je 48:24And on Kerioth and on Bozrah and on all the cities of the land of Moab, far and near.

Je 48:25The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, declares Jehovah.

Je 48:26Make him drunk, because he magnified himself against Jehovah; so Moab will wallow in his vomit and will also be in derision.

Je 48:27For was not Israel a derision to you? Or was he found among thieves? For as often as you speak of him, you shake your head.

Je 48:28Leave the cities and dwell in the rock, / O inhabitants of Moab, / And be like a dove who nests / On the sides of the mouth of the pit.

Je 48:29We have heard of the pride of Moab — / He is extremely proud — / Of his loftiness and his pride and his arrogance / And of the haughtiness of his heart.

Je 48:30I know of his insolence, declares Jehovah; / His boastings are all untrue; / They have accomplished nothing.

Je 48:31Therefore I will wail for Moab, / I will even cry out for all Moab; / There will be mourning for the men of Kir-heres.

Je 48:32With more than the weeping of Jazer / I will weep for you, O vine of Sibmah. / Your shoots have crossed over to the sea; / They have reached as far as the sea, to Jazer; / On your summer fruit and on your vintage / The destroyer has fallen.

Je 48:33Rejoicing and exultation are taken away / From the fruited field and from the land of Moab. / And I have caused the wine from the wine presses to cease; / No one will tread them with the harvest shout; / The harvest shout will be no harvest shout.

Je 48:34From the cry of Heshbon as far as Elealeh, even as far as Jahaz, they have uttered their voice, from Zoar as far as Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become a devastation.

Je 48:35And I will bring to an end in Moab the one who offers up in high places and burns incense to his gods, declares Jehovah.

Je 48:36Therefore My heart will moan for Moab like flutes; for the men of Kir-heres My heart will also moan like flutes. As a result, the abundance he has produced has perished.

Je 48:37For every head is bald, and every beard is shaved off; there are cuts on all the hands, and sackcloth on the loins.

Je 48:38On all the roofs of Moab and in her open squares there is wailing everywhere, for I have broken Moab like a vessel which no one desires, declares Jehovah.

Je 48:39How it is shattered! they howl. How Moab has turned his back in shame! So Moab has become a derision and a terror to all who are around him.

Je 48:40For thus says Jehovah, / One will swoop down like an eagle / And spread its wings against Moab.

Je 48:41Kerioth is captured, / And the strongholds are seized, / And the heart of the mighty men of Moab in that day / Will be like the heart of a woman in labor.

Je 48:42And Moab will be destroyed from being a people, / Because he magnified himself against Jehovah.

Je 48:43Dread, pit, and snare / Are upon you, O inhabitant of Moab, / Declares Jehovah.

Je 48:44He who flees from dread / Will fall into the pit, / And he who comes up out of the pit / Will be taken in the snare; / For I will bring upon her, upon Moab, / The year of their punishment, declares Jehovah.

Je 48:45In the shadow of Heshbon / Those who flee stand without strength; / For fire has gone forth from Heshbon / And a flame from the midst of Sihon; / And it has consumed the corner of Moab / And the top of the head of the sons of tumult.

Je 48:46Woe to you, O Moab! / The people of Chemosh have perished, / For your sons have been taken captive, / And your daughters have gone into captivity.

Je 48:47But I will turn again the captivity of Moab / In the last days, declares Jehovah. / Thus far is the judgment of Moab.

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