Jeremiah 48:36-46 NIV

36 "So my heart laments1 for Moab like a flute; it laments like a flute for the men of Kir Hareseth.2 The wealth they acquired3 is gone.

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37 Every head is shaved4 and every beard5 cut off; every hand is slashed and every waist is covered with sackcloth.6

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38 On all the roofs in Moab and in the public squares7 there is nothing but mourning, for I have broken Moab like a jar8 that no one wants," declares the LORD.

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39 "How shattered9 she is! How they wail! How Moab turns her back in shame! Moab has become an object of ridicule,10 an object of horror to all those around her."

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40 This is what the LORD says: "Look! An eagle is swooping11 down, spreading its wings12 over Moab.

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41 Keriotha13 will be captured and the strongholds taken. In that day the hearts of Moab's warriors14 will be like the heart of a woman in labor.15

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    • h 48:41 - Or "The cities"
      42 Moab will be destroyed16 as a nation17 because she defied18 the LORD.

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          43 Terror19 and pit and snare20 await you, O people of Moab," declares the LORD.

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          44 "Whoever flees21 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 year22 of her punishment," declares the LORD.

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          45 "In the shadow of Heshbon the fugitives stand helpless, for a fire has gone out from Heshbon, a blaze from the midst of Sihon;23 it burns the foreheads of Moab, the skulls24 of the noisy boasters.

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          46 Woe to you, O Moab!25 The people of Chemosh are destroyed; your sons are taken into exile and your daughters into captivity.

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