The oracle concerning Moab. Surely in a night Ar of Moab is devastated and ruined ; Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined.
They have gone up to the temple and to Dibon, even to the high places to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba ; Everyone's head is bald and every beard is cut off.
Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out, Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz ; Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud ; His soul trembles within him.
My heart cries out for Moab ; His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah , For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping ; Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their ruin.
For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab, Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.
For the waters of Dimon are full of blood ; Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon, A lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.
"Let the outcasts of Moab stay with you; Be a hiding place to them from the destroyer." For the extortioner has come to an end, destruction has ceased, Oppressors have completely disappeared from the land.
We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride ; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury ; His idle boasts are false .
Therefore Moab will wail ; everyone of Moab will wail. You will moan for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth As those who are utterly stricken.
Therefore my heart intones like a harp for Moab And my inward feelings for Kir-hareseth.
So it will come about when Moab presents himself, When he wearies himself upon his high place And comes to his sanctuary to pray, That he will not prevail.
This is the word which the LORD spoke earlier concerning Moab.
But now the LORD speaks, saying, "Within three years, as a hired man would count them, the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and impotent ."