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Jeremiah 48:3-13 (New International Version)

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3 Listen to the cries from Horonaim,1 cries of great havoc and destruction. 4 Moab will be broken; her little ones will cry out.a 5 They go up the way to Luhith,2 weeping bitterly as they go; on the road down to Horonaim3 anguished cries over the destruction are heard. 6 Flee!4 Run for your lives; become like a bushb in the desert.5 7 Since you trust in your deeds and riches,6 you too will be taken captive, and Chemosh7 will go into exile,8 together with his priests and officials.9 8 The destroyer10 will come against every town, and not a town will escape. The valley will be ruined and the plateau11 destroyed, because the LORD has spoken. 9 Put salt12 on Moab, for she will be laid wastec;13 her towns will become desolate, with no one to live in them. 10 "A curse on him who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on him who keeps his sword14 from bloodshed!15 11 "Moab has been at rest16 from youth, like wine left on its dregs,17 not poured from one jar to another-- she has not gone into exile. So she tastes as she did, and her aroma is unchanged. 12 But days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will send men who pour from jars, and they will pour her out; they will empty her jars and smash her jugs. 13 Then Moab will be ashamed18 of Chemosh,19 as the house of Israel was ashamed when they trusted in Bethel.20
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