1The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing Moab # Is 15–16; Jr 48; Ezk 25:8-11
for three crimes, even four,
because he burned the bones
of the king of Edom to lime. # Lv 20:14; 21:9
2Therefore, I will send fire against Moab,
and it will consume the citadels of Kerioth. # Jr 48:24,41
Moab will die with a tumult, # Jr 48:45
with shouting and the sound of the ram’s horn.
3I will cut off the judge # Ps 2:10; 141:6 from the land
and kill all its officials # Jb 12:21; Is 40:23 with him.
The Lord has spoken.
Judgment on Judah
4The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing Judah # 2Kg 17:19; Hs 2:12; Am 3:2
for three crimes, even four,
because they have rejected the instruction of the Lord # Jdg 2:17-20; 2Kg 22:11-17; Jr 6:19; 8:9
and have not kept His statutes. # Jr 44:10; Ezk 5:7
The lies # Is 9:15-16; Jr 11:10-13; 23:14,21-22 that their ancestors followed # Jr 9:14; 16:11-12; Ezk 20:18,24,30
have led them astray.
5Therefore, I will send fire # Jr 17:27; 21:10 against Judah,
and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem.
Judgment on Israel
6The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing Israel # 2Kg 18:12
for three crimes, even four,
because they sell a righteous person for silver
and a needy person for a pair of sandals. # Dt 16:18-20; Am 5:12; 8:6
7They trample the heads of the poor # Am 5:11; 8:4; Mc 2:2,9
on the dust of the ground
and block the path of the needy. # Jb 24:4
A man and his father have sexual relations
with the same girl, # Hs 4:14
profaning My holy name. # Lv 18:21; Pr 30:9; Ezk 36:20-23
8They stretch out beside every altar # Am 3:14
on garments taken as collateral, # Ex 22:26
and in the house of their God,
they drink wine obtained through fines. # Am 4:1; 6:6
9Yet I destroyed the Amorite # Jos 10:12 as Israel advanced;
his height # Nm 13:28-33 was like the cedars,
and he was as sturdy as the oaks;
I destroyed his fruit # Ezk 17:9; Mal 4:1 above and his roots beneath.
10And I brought you from the land of Egypt # Ex 20:2; Am 3:1; 9:7
and led you 40 years in the wilderness # Dt 2:7
in order to possess the land of the Amorite. # Nm 21:25
11I raised up some of your sons as prophets # Dt 18:18-19; Jr 1:4-5; Am 7:14-15
and some of your young men as Nazirites. # Nm 6:1-21; Jdg 13:2-5; 1Sm 1:11
Is this not the case, Israelites?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
12But you made the Nazirites drink wine
and commanded the prophets,
“Do not prophesy.” # Jr 11:21; Am 7:13,16
13Look, I am about to crush # Or hinder ; Hb obscure you in your place # Jl 3:13
as a wagon full of sheaves crushes grain.
14Escape will fail the swift, # Is 30:16-17
the strong one will not prevail by his strength, # Jr 9:23
and the brave will not save his life.
15The archer will not stand his ground, # Jr 51:56; Ezk 39:3
the one who is swift of foot
will not save himself,
and the one riding a horse will not save his life. # Is 31:3
16Even the most courageous of the warriors
will flee naked on that day # Jdg 4:17
this is the Lord’s declaration.