Jeremiah 48:37-47 NIV

37 Every head is shaved1 and every beard2 cut off; every hand is slashed and every waist is covered with sackcloth.3

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38 On all the roofs in Moab and in the public squares4 there is nothing but mourning, for I have broken Moab like a jar5 that no one wants," declares the LORD.

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39 "How shattered6 she is! How they wail! How Moab turns her back in shame! Moab has become an object of ridicule,7 an object of horror to all those around her."

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40 This is what the LORD says: "Look! An eagle is swooping8 down, spreading its wings9 over Moab.

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41 Keriotha10 will be captured and the strongholds taken. In that day the hearts of Moab's warriors11 will be like the heart of a woman in labor.12

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    • h 48:41 - Or "The cities"
      42 Moab will be destroyed13 as a nation14 because she defied15 the LORD.

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          43 Terror16 and pit and snare17 await you, O people of Moab," declares the LORD.

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          44 "Whoever flees18 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 year19 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;20 it burns the foreheads of Moab, the skulls21 of the noisy boasters.

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          46 Woe to you, O Moab!22 The people of Chemosh are destroyed; your sons are taken into exile and your daughters into captivity.

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          47 "Yet I will restore23 the fortunes of Moab in days to come," declares the LORD. Here ends the judgment on Moab.

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