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Isaiah 15 (Lexham English Bible)

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Oracle of Judgment on Moab

1 An oracle of Moab: Because Ar is devastated in a night, Moab is destroyed; because Kir of Moab is devastated in a night, it is destroyed. 2 It has gone up [to] the house,a and Dibon [to] the high places for weeping over Nebo, and Moab wails over Medeba. {Every head is bald},b every beard [is] shaved. 3 They gird themselves [with] sackcloth in its streets; on its roofs and public squares everyone wails, going down in weeping. 4 And Heshbon and Elealeh cryc out, their voice is heard as far as Jahaz; therefore the armed ones of Moab cry out; its soul quiversd for him. 5 My heart cries out for Moab; its fugitives [flee] up to Zoar, to Eglath-shelishiyah. For [at] the ascent of Luhith it goes up it with weeping; for [on] the road of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction. 6 For the waters of Nimrim are wastelands; for [the] grass has withered, [the] vegetation has vanished, [there is] no greenness. 7 Therefore they carry [the] abundance it has made and their store of goods over the river of the poplars. 8 For [a] cry for help has encircled the territory of Moab, her wailing [is heard] as far as Eglaim, and her wailing [as far as] Beer Elim. 9 For the waters of Dimone are full [of] blood; but I will place added things upon Dimon: a lion for the survivorsf of Moab and for [the] remnant of [the] land.
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