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1 Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Moab, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of his burning the bones of the king of Edom to 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 And I have sent a fire against Moab, And it hath consumed the palaces of Kerioth, And dying with noise is Moab, With shouting, with voice of a trumpet. 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 And I have cut off a judge from her midst, And all its heads I slay with him, said Jehovah. 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Judah, And for four, I do not reserve it, Because of their loathing the law of Jehovah, And His statutes they have not kept, And their lies do cause them to err, After which their fathers did walk, 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 And I have sent a fire against Judah, And it hath consumed palaces of Jerusalem. 5 I will send fire upon Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their selling for silver the righteous, And the needy for 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 Who are panting for the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, And the way of the humble they turn aside, And a man and his father go unto the damsel, So as to pollute 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 And on pledged garments they stretch themselves near every altar, And the wine of fined ones they drink [in] the house of their gods. 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 I -- I have destroyed the Amorite from before them, Whose height [is] as the height of cedars, And strong he [is] as the oaks, And I destroy his fruit from above, And his roots from beneath. 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 And I -- I have brought you up from the land of Egypt, And cause you to go in a wilderness forty years, To possess the land of the Amorite. 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 And I raise of your sons for prophets, And of your choice ones for Nazarites, Is not this true, O sons of Israel? An affirmation of Jehovah. 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 And ye cause the Nazarites to drink wine, And on the prophets ye have laid a charge, Saying, `Do not prophecy!' 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 Lo, I am pressing you under, As the full cart doth press for itself a sheaf. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 And perished hath refuge from the swift, And the strong strengtheneth not his power, And the mighty delivereth not his soul. 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 And the handler of the bow standeth not, And the swift with his feet delivereth not [himself], And the rider of the horse delivereth not his soul. 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 And the courageous of heart among the mighty, Naked doth flee in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah! 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.