Isaiah 15 NIV

A Prophecy Against Moab

16:6-12pp -- Jer 48:29-36

1 An oracle1 concerning Moab:2 Ar3 in Moab is ruined,4 destroyed in a night! Kir5 in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night!

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2 Dibon6 goes up to its temple, to its high places7 to weep; Moab wails8 over Nebo9 and Medeba. Every head is shaved10 and every beard cut off.11

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3 In the streets they wear sackcloth;12 on the roofs13 and in the public squares14 they all wail,15 prostrate with weeping.16

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4 Heshbon17 and Elealeh18 cry out, their voices are heard all the way to Jahaz.19 Therefore the armed men of Moab cry out, and their hearts are faint.

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5 My heart cries out20 over Moab;21 her fugitives22 flee as far as Zoar,23 as far as Eglath Shelishiyah. They go up the way to Luhith, weeping as they go; on the road to Horonaim24 they lament their destruction.25

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6 The waters of Nimrim are dried up26 and the grass is withered;27 the vegetation is gone28 and nothing green is left.29

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7 So the wealth they have acquired30 and stored up they carry away over the Ravine of the Poplars.

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8 Their outcry echoes along the border of Moab; their wailing reaches as far as Eglaim, their lamentation as far as Beer31 Elim.

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9 Dimon'sa waters are full of blood, but I will bring still more upon Dimonb-- a lion32 upon the fugitives of Moab33 and upon those who remain in the land.

References for Isaiah 15:9

    • a 15:9 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate "Dibon"
    • b 15:9 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate "Dibon"