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1 This is what the Lord says: "For the many crimes of Moab, I will punish them. They burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime. 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 So I will send fire on Moab that will destroy the strong buildings of the city of Kerioth. The people of Moab will die in a great noise, in the middle of the sounds of war and trumpets. 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 So I will bring an end to the king of Moab, and I will kill all its leaders with him," says the Lord. 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 This is what the Lord says: "For the many crimes of Judah, I will punish them. and did not keep his commands; they followed the same gods as their ancestors had followed. 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 on Judah, and it will destroy the strong buildings of Jerusalem." 5 I will send fire upon Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 This is what the Lord says: "For the many crimes of Israel, I will punish them. For silver, they sell people who have done nothing wrong; they sell the poor to buy 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 walk on poor people as if they were dirt, and they refuse to be fair to those who are suffering. Fathers and sons have sexual relations with the same woman, and so they ruin 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 As they worship at their altars, they lie down on clothes taken from the poor. They fine people, and with that money they buy wine to drink in the house of their god. 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 "But it was I who destroyed the Amorites before them, who were tall like cedar trees and as strong as oaks -- I destroyed them completely. 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 It was I who brought you from the land of Egypt and led you for forty years through the desert so I could give you the land of the Amorites. 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 made some of your children to be prophets and some of your young people to be Nazirites. People of Israel, isn't this true?" says the Lord. 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 told the prophets not to prophesy. 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 Now I will make you get stuck, as a wagon loaded with grain gets stuck. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 No one will escape, not even the fastest runner. Strong people will not be strong enough; warriors will not be able to save themselves. 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 Soldiers with bows and arrows will not stand and fight, and even fast runners will not get away; soldiers on horses will not escape alive. 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 At that time even the bravest warriors will run away without their armor," says the Lord. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.