Isaiah 16:1-7 NIV

1 Send lambs1 as tribute2 to the ruler of the land, from Sela,3 across the desert, to the mount of the Daughter of Zion.4

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2 Like fluttering birds pushed from the nest,5 so are the women of Moab6 at the fords7 of the Arnon.8

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3 "Give us counsel, render a decision. Make your shadow like night-- at high noon. Hide the fugitives,9 do not betray the refugees.

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4 Let the Moabite fugitives stay with you; be their shelter10 from the destroyer." The oppressor11 will come to an end, and destruction will cease;12 the aggressor will vanish from the land.

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5 In love a throne13 will be established;14 in faithfulness a man will sit on it-- one from the housea of David15-- one who in judging seeks justice16 and speeds the cause of righteousness.

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    • a 16:5 - Hebrew "tent"
      6 We have heard of Moab's17 pride18-- her overweening pride and conceit, her pride and her insolence-- but her boasts are empty.

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      7 Therefore the Moabites wail,19 they wail together for Moab. Lament and grieve for the menb20 of Kir Hareseth.21

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        • b 16:7 - Or ""raisin cakes"," a wordplay