Jeremiah 48:1-11 NIV

A Message About Moab

48:29-36pp -- Isa 16:6-12

1 Concerning Moab:1 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Woe to Nebo,2 for it will be ruined. Kiriathaim3 will be disgraced and captured; the strongholda will be disgraced and shattered.

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    • a 48:1 - Or "/ Misgab"
      2 Moab will be praised4 no more; in Heshbonb5 men will plot her downfall: 'Come, let us put an end to that nation.'6 You too, O Madmen,c will be silenced; the sword will pursue you.

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        • b 48:2 - The Hebrew for "Heshbon" sounds like the Hebrew for "plot".
        • c 48:2 - The name of the Moabite town Madmen sounds like the Hebrew for "be silenced."
          3 Listen to the cries from Horonaim,7 cries of great havoc and destruction.

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          4 Moab will be broken; her little ones will cry out.d

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            • d 48:4 - Hebrew; Septuagint "/ proclaim it to Zoar"
              5 They go up the way to Luhith,8 weeping bitterly as they go; on the road down to Horonaim9 anguished cries over the destruction are heard.

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              6 Flee!10 Run for your lives; become like a bushe in the desert.11

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                • e 48:6 - Or "like Aroer"
                  7 Since you trust in your deeds and riches,12 you too will be taken captive, and Chemosh13 will go into exile,14 together with his priests and officials.15

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                  8 The destroyer16 will come against every town, and not a town will escape. The valley will be ruined and the plateau17 destroyed, because the LORD has spoken.

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                  9 Put salt18 on Moab, for she will be laid wastef;19 her towns will become desolate, with no one to live in them.

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                    • f 48:9 - Or "Give wings to Moab, / for she will fly away"
                      10 "A curse on him who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on him who keeps his sword20 from bloodshed!21

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                      11 "Moab has been at rest22 from youth, like wine left on its dregs,23 not poured from one jar to another-- she has not gone into exile. So she tastes as she did, and her aroma is unchanged.

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