Moab will be destroyed1 as a nation2 because she defied3 the LORD.
Terror4 and pit and snare5 await you, O people of Moab," declares the LORD.
"Whoever flees6 from the terror will fall into a pit, whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare; for I will bring upon Moab the year7 of her punishment," declares the LORD.
"In the shadow of Heshbon the fugitives stand helpless, for a fire has gone out from Heshbon, a blaze from the midst of Sihon;8 it burns the foreheads of Moab, the skulls9 of the noisy boasters.
Woe to you, O Moab!10 The people of Chemosh are destroyed; your sons are taken into exile and your daughters into captivity.
"Yet I will restore11 the fortunes of Moab in days to come," declares the LORD. Here ends the judgment on Moab.