1Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Selaa to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.2
For it shall be, that, as a wanderingbird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.3Takebcounsel,executejudgment;make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday;hide the outcasts ; betray not him that wandereth .
Let mine outcastsdwell with thee, Moab;be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : for the extortionerc is at an end , the spoilerceaseth , the oppressors are consumed out of the land.5
And in mercy shall the throne be established :d and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David,judging , and seekingjudgment, and hastingrighteousness.6
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is veryproud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
Therefore shall Moabhowl for Moab, every one shall howl : for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn ;e surely they are stricken.8
For the fields of Heshbonlanguish , and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out , they are gone over the sea.9
Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shoutingf for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen .
And gladness is taken away , and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing , neither shall there be shouting : the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease .
Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.12
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray ; but he shall not prevail .
This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.14
But now the LORD hath spoken , saying , Within threeyears, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned , with all that greatmultitude; and the remnant shall be verysmall and feeble .g