16 6 We have heard of the pride of Moab,
how proud he was;
of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence -
his boasts are false.
16 7 Therefore let Moab wail,
let every one wail for Moab.
Mourn, utterly stricken,
for the raisin-cakes of Kir-hareseth.
16 8 For the fields of Heshbon languish,
and the vine of Sibmah;
the lords of the nations
have struck down its branches,
which reach to Jazer
and strayed to the desert;
its shoots spread abroard
and passed over the sea.
16 9 Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer
for the vine of Sibmah;
I drench you with my tears,
O Heshbon and Elealeh;
for upon your fruit and your harvest
the battle shout has fallen.
16 10 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.
16 11 Therefore my soul moans like a lyre for Moab,
and my heart for Kir-heres.
16 12 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.
16 13 This is the word which Yahweh spoke concerning Moab in the past. 16 14 But now Yahweh 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."