"The fall of Moab is at hand;1 her calamity will come quickly.
Mourn for her, all who live around her, all who know her fame;2 say, 'How broken is the mighty scepter,3 how broken the glorious staff !'
"Come down from your glory and sit on the parched ground,4 O inhabitants of the Daughter of Dibon,5 for he who destroys Moab will come up against you and ruin your fortified cities.619
Stand by the road and watch, you who live in Aroer.7 Ask the man fleeing and the woman escaping, ask them, 'What has happened?'
Moab is disgraced, for she is shattered. Wail8 and cry out! Announce by the Arnon9 that Moab is destroyed.
Judgment has come to the plateau10-- to Holon,11 Jahzah12 and Mephaath,1322
to Dibon,14 Nebo15 and Beth Diblathaim,
to Kiriathaim,16 Beth Gamul and Beth Meon,1724
to Kerioth18 and Bozrah19-- to all the towns20 of Moab, far and near.
Moab's horna21 is cut off; her arm22 is broken," declares the LORD.
"Make her drunk,23 for she has defied24 the LORD. Let Moab wallow in her vomit;25 let her be an object of ridicule.26