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Isaiah 16 (Lexham English Bible)

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1 Send a rama [to the] ruler [of the] land, from Sela [across the] desert to the mountain of {daughter Zion}.b 2 And this shall be: like a bird fleeing [from] a thrust away nest shall be the daughters of Moab [at the] fords of Arnon. 3 "Bring counsel, make a decision; make your shade like the night in the middle of noonday. Hide [the] outcasts; you must not betray the fugitive. 4 Let my outcasts [of] Moab dwell as aliens among you; be a hiding place for them from [the] presence of [the] destroyer." When the oppressor is no more, destruction has stopped, [the] {one who tramples has}c disappeared from the land, 5 then a throne shall be established in steadfast love, and one shall sit on it in faithfulness, in the tent of David, judging and seeking justice and zealous for righteousness. 6 We have heard [of] the pride of Moab--exceedingly proud-- [of] his arrogance, pride, and insolence; {his boasting is not true}.d 7 Therefore Moab wails; all of it wails for Moab, for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth you moan, {utterly devastated}.e 8 For Heshbon withers the fields, the vine of Sibmah; rulers of nations have broken down her tendrils, they reached up to Jazer, they wandered [to the] desert; her shoots spread abroad, they crossed over [the] sea. 9 Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer [for] the vine of Sibmah. I drench you [with] my tears,f Heshbon and Elealeh, for a jubilant shout has fallen over your summer fruit and harvest. 10 And joy and gladness areg taken away from the fruitful land, and in the vineyards no one exults, no one shouts for joy; no treader treads wine in the presses; I have put to an end to [the] jubilant shout. 11 Therefore my {heart moans}h like [a] harp for Moab and my inner parts for Kir-heres. 12 And this shall happen: when Moab appears, when it is weary upon the high place and it comes to its sanctuary to pray, it will not prevail. 13 This [was] the word that Yahweh spoke to Moab {in the past}.i 14 But now Yahweh speaks, saying, "In three years, like [the] years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will become contemptible, with all of the great multitude, and [the] remnant [will be] a few, small, not strong.
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