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Isaiah 15 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is a message about Moab. The cities of Ar and Kir are destroyed in a single night, and silence covers the land of Moab. 1 An oracle concerning Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! Kir in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night!
2 The people of Dibon climb the hill to weep at the shrine. The people of Moab wail in grief over the cities of Nebo and Medeba; they have shaved their heads and their beards in grief. 2 Dibon goes up to its temple, to its high places to weep; Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba. Every head is shaved and every beard cut off.
3 The people in the streets are dressed in sackcloth; in the city squares and on the rooftops people mourn and cry. 3 In the streets they wear sackcloth; on the roofs and in the public squares they all wail, prostrate with weeping.
4 The people of Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, and their cry can be heard as far away as Jahaz. Even the soldiers tremble; their courage is gone. 4 Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, their voices are heard all the way to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry out, and their hearts are faint.
5 My heart cries out for Moab! The people have fled to the town of Zoar, and to Eglath Shelishiyah. Some climb the road to Luhith, weeping as they go; some escape to Horonaim, grieving loudly. 5 My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath Shelishiyah. They go up the way to Luhith, weeping as they go; on the road to Horonaim they lament their destruction.
6 Nimrim Brook is dry, the grass beside it has withered, and nothing green is left. 6 The waters of Nimrim are dried up and the grass is withered; the vegetation is gone and nothing green is left.
7 The people go across the Valley of Willows, trying to escape with all their possessions. 7 So the wealth they have acquired and stored up they carry away over the Ravine of the Poplars.
8 Everywhere at Moab's borders the sound of crying is heard. It is heard at the towns of Eglaim and Beerelim. 8 Their outcry echoes along the border of Moab; their wailing reaches as far as Eglaim, their lamentation as far as Beer Elim.
9 At the town of Dibon the river is red with blood, and God has something even worse in store for the people there. Yes, there will be a bloody slaughter of everyone left in Moab. 9 Dimon's waters are full of blood, but I will bring still more upon Dimon-- a lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon those who remain in the land.