Moab will be destroyed as a nation. That is because its people thought they were better than I am.
You people of Moab," announces the Lord, "terror, a pit and a trap are waiting for you.
Anyone who runs away from the terror will fall into the pit. Anyone who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the trap. The time is coming when I will punish Moab," announces the Lord.
"In the shadow of Heshbon those who are trying to escape stand helpless. A fire has blazed out from Heshbon. Flames have come out from Sihon's city. It burns the foreheads of Moab's people. It burns the skulls of those who brag loudly.
How terrible it will be for you, Moab! Those who worship Chemosh are destroyed. Your sons are being taken to another country. Your daughters are taken away as prisoners.
"But in days to come I will bless Moab with great success again," announces the Lord. That's the report about how the LORD said he would judge Moab.