to Dibon,1 Nebo2 and Beth Diblathaim,
to Kiriathaim,3 Beth Gamul and Beth Meon,424
to Kerioth5 and Bozrah6-- to all the towns7 of Moab, far and near.
Moab's horna8 is cut off; her arm9 is broken," declares the LORD.
"Make her drunk,10 for she has defied11 the LORD. Let Moab wallow in her vomit;12 let her be an object of ridicule.1327
Was not Israel the object of your ridicule?14 Was she caught among thieves,15 that you shake your head16 in scorn17 whenever you speak of her?
Abandon your towns and dwell among the rocks, you who live in Moab. Be like a dove18 that makes its nest at the mouth of a cave.1929
"We have heard of Moab's pride20-- her overweening pride and conceit, her pride and arrogance and the haughtiness21 of her heart.
I know her insolence but it is futile," declares the LORD, "and her boasts22 accomplish nothing.
Therefore I wail23 over Moab, for all Moab I cry out, I moan for the men of Kir Hareseth.2432
I weep for you, as Jazer25 weeps, O vines of Sibmah.26 Your branches spread as far as the sea; they reached as far as the sea of Jazer. The destroyer has fallen on your ripened fruit and grapes.