|They have sent lambs to the ruler of the land, |
from Sela, by way of the desert,
to the mount of the daughter of Zion.
|Moab's hopeless situation. Is.16.1-14|
|Like fluttering birds, |
like scattered nestlings,
so are the daughters of Moab
at the fords of the Arnon.
|"Give counsel, grant justice; |
make your shade like night
at the height of noon;
hide the outcasts,
betray not the fugitive;
|let the outcasts of Moab |
sojourn among you;
be a refuge to them
from the destroyer.
When the oppressor is no more,
and destruction has ceased,
and he who tramples under foot
has vanished from the land,
|then a throne will be established in steadfast love |
and on it will sit in faithfulness
in the tent of David
one who judges and seeks justice
and is swift to do righteousness."
|We have heard of the pride of Moab, |
how proud he was;
of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence -
his boasts are false.
|Therefore let Moab wail, |
let every one wail for Moab.
Mourn, utterly stricken,
for the raisin-cakes of Kir-har'eseth.
|For the fields of Heshbon languish, |
and the vine of Sibmah;
the lords of the nations
have struck down its branches,
which reached to Jazer
and strayed to the desert;
its shoots spread abroad and passed over the sea.
|Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer |
for the vine of Sibmah;
I drench you with my tears,
O Heshbon and Ele-a'leh;
for upon your fruit and your harvest
the battle shout has fallen.
|And joy and gladness are taken away |
from the fruitful field;
and in the vineyards no songs are sung,
no shouts are raised;
no treader treads out wine in the presses;
the vintage shout is hushed.
|Therefore my soul moans like a lyre for Moab, |
and my heart for Kir-he'res.
|And when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself upon the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.|
|This is the word which the LORD spoke concerning Moab in the past.|
|But now the LORD says, "In three years, like the years of a hireling, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who survive will be very few and feeble."|
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