1Thus says Adonai: For three crimes of Moab even for four, I will not relent. For he burned the bones of Edom’s king to lime,
2So I will send fire upon Moab— it will devour Kerioth’s citadels. Moab will die in an uproar, with a shout of alarm and the sound of the shofar.
3I will cut off the ruler from her midst, and slay all her princes with him. Thus Adonai has said. As for Judah and Israel
4Thus says Adonai: “For three crimes of Judah even for four, I will not relent. For they despise Adonai’s Torah and have not kept His statutes. Their lies have misled them— those their fathers walked after.
5So I will send fire upon Judah— it will devour Jerusalem’s citadels.”
6Thus says Adonai: “For three crimes of Israel even for four, I will not relent. For they sell the righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of shoes.
7They trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth and thwart the way of the humble. A man and his father go to the same girl, to profane My holy Name.
8Upon garments taken in pledge they stretch out beside every altar, and drink wine confiscated as fines in the house of their gods.
9“I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like cedars and as strong as oaks— yes, I destroyed his fruit from above and his roots from beneath.
10It was I also who brought you up from the land of Egypt and led you forty years in the wilderness to possess the Amorite’s land.
11I raised up prophets from your sons and Nazirites from your young men. Is this not so, Bnei Yisrael?” declares Adonai.
12“But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and you commanded the prophets saying, ‘Do not prophesy.’
13Behold! I will cause a tottering beneath you as a cart totters when full of sheaves.
14Then flight will fail for the swift. The mighty will not strengthen his power, The warrior will not save his life.
15The archer will not stand, the fleet-footed will not escape, the horseman will not save himself.
16The valiant among the warriors will flee naked in that day.” declares Adonai.