Judgment on Moab

1 The oracle concerning 1Moab. Surely in a night 2Ar of Moab is devastated and ruined; Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined.
2 They have gone up to the temple and to 3Dibon, even to the high places to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba; Everyone's head is 4bald and every beard is cut off.

References for Isaiah 15:2

3 In their streets they have girded themselves with 5sackcloth; 6On their housetops and in their squares Everyone is wailing, 7dissolved in tears.

References for Isaiah 15:3

    • c 15:3 - Lit "going down in weeping"
      4 8Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out, Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz; Therefore * the armed men of Moab cry aloud; His soul trembles within him.

      References for Isaiah 15:4

        • d 15:4 - Another reading is "the loins of"
          5 My heart cries out for Moab; His fugitives are as far as 9Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah *, For they go up the 10ascent of Luhith weeping; Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress 11over their ruin.

          References for Isaiah 15:5

          6 For the 12waters of Nimrim are desolate. Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass died out, There is 13no green thing.

          References for Isaiah 15:6

            • e 15:6 - Lit "desolations"
            • f 15:6 - Lit "come to an end"
              7 Therefore * the 14abundance which they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of Arabim.

              References for Isaiah 15:7

              8 For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab, Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.
              9 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon, A 15lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.

              References for Isaiah 15:9

                • h 15:9 - Heb "dam" (a wordplay)