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Isaiah: Chapter 15

The lamentable state of Moab, 1-9.

1 [The burden of Moab.] For in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence. For in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence.

2 He has gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep. Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba. On all their heads there shall be baldness, and every beard shorn.

3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth. On the tops of their houses, and in their streets, everyone shall howl, weeping abundantly.

4 And Heshbon shall cry, along with Elealeh. Their voice shall be heard even to Jahaz; therefore, the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out. His life shall be grievous to him.

5 My heart shall cry out for Moab. His fugitives shall flee to Zoar, a heifer of three years old. For they shall go up the ascent of Luhith with weeping, for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise a cry of destruction.

6 For the waters of Nimrim are desolate, for the herb is withered away, the grass fails, there is no green thing.

7 Therefore, the abundance they have gained, and that which they have laid up, they shall carry away to the brook of the willows.

8 For the cry has gone around the borders of Moab, her howling to Eglaim, and her howling to Beer-elim.

9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood, for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him who escapes of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.