Jeremiah 48:40-47 NIV

40 This is what the LORD says: "Look! An eagle is swooping1 down, spreading its wings2 over Moab.

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41 Keriotha3 will be captured and the strongholds taken. In that day the hearts of Moab's warriors4 will be like the heart of a woman in labor.5

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    • h 48:41 - Or "The cities"
      42 Moab will be destroyed6 as a nation7 because she defied8 the LORD.

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          43 Terror9 and pit and snare10 await you, O people of Moab," declares the LORD.

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          44 "Whoever flees11 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 year12 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;13 it burns the foreheads of Moab, the skulls14 of the noisy boasters.

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          46 Woe to you, O Moab!15 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 restore16 the fortunes of Moab in days to come," declares the LORD. Here ends the judgment on Moab.

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