Isaiah 15

Isaiah 15

An Oracle Concerning Moab
1An #[See ch. 14:28 above] oracle concerning #See Jer. 48; Ezek. 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zeph. 2:8, 9 Moab.
Because #Num. 21:15, 28 Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because #[ch. 16:7, 11]Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone.
2He has gone up to the temple,#15:2 Hebrew the house and to #Num. 21:30 Dibon,
to the high places#15:2 Or temple, even Dibon to the high places to weep;
over #Deut. 34:1 Nebo and over #Num. 21:30 Medeba
Moab #ch. 13:6 wails.
On every head is #See ch. 3:24baldness;
every beard is shorn;
3in the streets they wear sackcloth;
on the housetops and in the squares
everyone wails and melts in tears.
4 # Num. 32:37 Heshbon and #Num. 32:37 Elealeh cry out;
their voice is heard as far as #Jer. 48:34Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
his soul trembles.
5My heart cries out for Moab;
her fugitives flee to Zoar,
to #[See ver. 4 above] Eglath-shelishiyah.
For at the #Jer. 48:5ascent of Luhith
they go up weeping;
on the road to #Jer. 48:5Horonaim
they raise a cry of destruction;
6the waters of #[Num. 32:36]Nimrim
are a desolation;
the grass is withered, the vegetation fails,
the greenery is no more.
7 # Jer. 48:36 Therefore the abundance they have gained
and what they have laid up
they carry away
over the Brook of the Willows.
8For a cry has gone
around the land of Moab;
her wailing reaches to Eglaim;
her wailing reaches to Beer-elim.
9For the waters of #[ver. 2] Dibon#15:9 Dead Sea Scroll, Vulgate (compare Syriac); Masoretic Text Dimon; twice in this verse are full of blood;
for I will bring upon Dibon even more,
# [2 Kgs. 17:25; Jer. 50:17] a lion for those of Moab who escape,
for the remnant of the land.

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