Moab will be praised1 no more; in Heshbon2 men will plot her downfall: 'Come, let us put an end to that nation.'3 You too, O Madmen, will be silenced; the sword will pursue you.
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Listen to the cries from Horonaim,4 cries of great havoc and destruction.
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Moab will be broken; her little ones will cry out.
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They go up the way to Luhith,5 weeping bitterly as they go; on the road down to Horonaim6 anguished cries over the destruction are heard.
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Flee!7 Run for your lives; become like a bush in the desert.8
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Since you trust in your deeds and riches,9 you too will be taken captive, and Chemosh10 will go into exile,11 together with his priests and officials.12
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The destroyer13 will come against every town, and not a town will escape. The valley will be ruined and the plateau14 destroyed, because the LORD has spoken.
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Put salt15 on Moab, for she will be laid waste;16 her towns will become desolate, with no one to live in them.
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"A curse on him who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on him who keeps his sword17 from bloodshed!18
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"Moab has been at rest19 from youth, like wine left on its dregs,20 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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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.