Isaiah 15
A Pronouncement against Moab
1A pronouncement concerning Moab:#Gn 19:31-37; Is 11:14; 25:10; Jr 48:1-38; Ezk 25:8-11; Am 2:1-3; Zph 2:8-9
Ar in Moab is devastated,#Nm 21:28
destroyed in a night.
Kir in Moab is devastated,
destroyed in a night.
2Dibon went up to its temple
to weep at its high places.
Moab wails on Nebo and at#15:2 Or wails over Nebo and over Medeba.
Every head is shaved;
every beard is chopped short.
3In its streets they wear sackcloth;
on its rooftops and in its public squares everyone wails,
falling down and weeping.
4Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;
their voices are heard as far away as Jahaz.#Nm 21:28; 32:3; Jr 48:34
Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out,
and they tremble.#15:4 Lit out, he trembles within himself
5My heart cries out over Moab,
whose fugitives flee as far as Zoar,#Gn 19:21-22
to Eglath-shelishiyah;
they go up the Ascent of Luhith weeping;
they raise a cry of destruction
on the road to Horonaim.
6The Waters of Nimrim#Nm 32:3,36; Jos 13:27 are desolate;
the grass is withered, the foliage is gone,
and the vegetation has vanished.
7So they carry their wealth and belongings
over the Wadi of the Willows.#Is 30:6; Jr 48:36
8For their cry echoes
throughout the territory of Moab.
Their wailing reaches Eglaim;
their wailing reaches Beer-elim.
9The Waters of Dibon#15:9 DSS, some LXX mss, Vg; MT reads Dimon are full of blood,#2Kg 3:22-23
but I will bring on Dibon#15:9 DSS, some LXX mss, Vg; MT reads Dimon even more than this —
a lion for those who escape from Moab,
and for the survivors in the land.#2Sm 23:20; 1Ch 11:22

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