Then Moab will be ashamed1 of Chemosh,2 as the house of Israel was ashamed when they trusted in Bethel.314
"How can you say, 'We are warriors,4 men valiant in battle'?
Moab will be destroyed and her towns invaded; her finest young men5 will go down in the slaughter,6" declares the King,7 whose name is the LORD Almighty.816
"The fall of Moab is at hand;9 her calamity will come quickly.
Mourn for her, all who live around her, all who know her fame;10 say, 'How broken is the mighty scepter,11 how broken the glorious staff !'
"Come down from your glory and sit on the parched ground,12 O inhabitants of the Daughter of Dibon,13 for he who destroys Moab will come up against you and ruin your fortified cities.1419
Stand by the road and watch, you who live in Aroer.15 Ask the man fleeing and the woman escaping, ask them, 'What has happened?'
Moab is disgraced, for she is shattered. Wail16 and cry out! Announce by the Arnon17 that Moab is destroyed.
Judgment has come to the plateau18-- to Holon,19 Jahzah20 and Mephaath,2122
to Dibon,22 Nebo23 and Beth Diblathaim,
to Kiriathaim,24 Beth Gamul and Beth Meon,25