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1 The Lord says, "The people of Moab have sinned again and again, and for this I will certainly punish them. They dishonored the bones of the king of Edom by burning them to ashes. 1 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Moab, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because he burned, as if to lime, the bones of Edom's king,
2 I will send fire upon the land of Moab and burn down the fortresses of Kerioth. The people of Moab will die in the noise of battle while soldiers are shouting and trumpets are sounding. 2 I will send fire upon Moab that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth. Moab will go down in great tumult amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.
3 I will kill the ruler of Moab and all the leaders of the land." 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 The Lord says, "The people of Judah have sinned again and again, and for this I will certainly punish them. They have despised my teachings and have not kept my commands. They have been led astray by the same false gods that their ancestors served. 4 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept his decrees, because they have been led astray by false gods, the gods their ancestors followed,
5 So I will send fire upon Judah and burn down the fortresses of Jerusalem." 5 I will send fire upon Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 The Lord says, "The people of Israel have sinned again and again, and for this I will certainly punish them. They sell into slavery honest people who cannot pay their debts, the poor who cannot repay even the price of a pair of sandals. 6 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.
7 They trample down the weak and helpless and push the poor out of the way. A man and his father have intercourse with the same slave woman, and so profane my holy name. 7 They trample on the heads of the poor as upon the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.
8 At every place of worship people sleep on clothing that they have taken from the poor as security for debts. In the temple of their God they drink wine which they have taken from those who owe them money. 8 They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge. In the house of their god they drink wine taken as fines.
9 "And yet, my people, it was for your sake that I totally destroyed the Amorites, who were as tall as cedar trees and as strong as oaks. 9 "I destroyed the Amorite before them, though he was tall as the cedars and strong as the oaks. I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below.
10 I brought you out of Egypt, led you through the desert for forty years, and gave you the land of the Amorites to be your own. 10 "I brought you up out of Egypt, and I led you forty years in the desert to give you the land of the Amorites.
11 I chose some of your sons to be prophets and some of your young men to be nazirites. Isn't this true, people of Israel? I, the Lord, have spoken. 11 I also raised up prophets from among your sons and Nazirites from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel?" declares the LORD.
12 But you made the nazirites drink wine, and ordered the prophets not to speak my message. 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 And now I will crush you to the ground, and you will groan like a cart loaded with grain. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Not even fast runners will escape; strong men will lose their strength, and soldiers will not be able to save their own lives. 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 Archers will not stand their ground, fast runners will not get away, and men on horses will not escape with their lives. 15 The archer will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman will not save his life.
16 On that day even the bravest soldiers will drop their weapons and run." The Lord has spoken. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.