"God, the Master, says: Because Moab said, 'Look, Judah's nothing special,'
I'll lay wide open the flank of Moab by exposing its lovely frontier villages to attack: Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.
I'll lump Moab in with Ammon and give them to the people of the east for the taking. Ammon won't be heard from again.
I'll punish Moab severely. And they'll realize that I am God."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)