Isaiah 16 NAS

Prophecy of Moab's Devastation

1 Send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land, From Sela by way of the wilderness to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.

References for Isaiah 16:1

    • a 16:1 - I.e. Petra in Edom
      2 Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings, The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.

      References for Isaiah 16:2

        • b 16:2 - Or "fluttering"
        • c 16:2 - Lit "nest"
          3 "Give us advice, make a decision; Cast your shadow like night at high noon; Hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitive.

          References for Isaiah 16:3

            • d 16:3 - Lit "Bring"
            • e 16:3 - Lit "Set"
            • f 16:3 - Lit "in the midst of the noon"
              4 "Let the outcasts of Moab stay with you; Be a hiding place to them from the destroyer." For the extortioner has come to an end, destruction has ceased, Oppressors have completely disappeared from the land.

              References for Isaiah 16:4

                • g 16:4 - So the versions; M.T. "My outcasts, as for Moab"
                  5 A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt in righteousness.

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                  6 We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false *.

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                  7 Therefore Moab will wail; everyone of Moab will wail. You will moan for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth As those who are utterly stricken.

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                  8 For the fields of Heshbon have withered, the vines of Sibmah as well; The lords of the nations have trampled down its choice clusters Which reached as far as Jazer and wandered to the deserts; Its tendrils spread themselves out and passed over the sea.

                  References for Isaiah 16:8

                    • i 16:8 - Or "languished"
                      9 Therefore * I will weep bitterly for Jazer, for the vine of Sibmah; I will drench you with my tears, O Heshbon and Elealeh; For the shouting over your summer fruits and your harvest has fallen away.

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                      10 Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field; In the vineyards also there will be no cries of joy or jubilant shouting, No treader treads out wine in the presses, For I have made the shouting to cease.

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                      11 Therefore * my heart intones like a harp for Moab And my inward feelings for Kir-hareseth.

                      References for Isaiah 16:11

                        • j 16:11 - Lit "entrails murmur"
                        • k 16:11 - Lit "inward part"
                          12 So it will come about when Moab presents himself, When he wearies himself upon his high place And comes to his sanctuary to pray, That he will not prevail.

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                          14 But now the LORD speaks, saying, "Within three years, as a hired man would count them, the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and impotent *."

                          References for Isaiah 16:14

                            • l 16:14 - Lit "the years of a hireling"
                            • m 16:14 - Lit "not mighty"