An 1oracle concerning 2Moab. Because 3Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night, Moab is undone; because 4Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night, Moab is undone.
He has gone up to the temple, and to 5Dibon, to the high places to weep; over 6Nebo and over 7Medeba Moab 8wails. On every head is 9baldness; every beard is shorn;
in the streets they wear sackcloth; on the housetops and in the squares everyone wails and melts in tears.
10Heshbon and 11Elealeh cry out; their voice is heard as far as 12Jahaz; therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; his soul trembles.
My heart cries out for Moab; her fugitives flee to Zoar, to 13Eglath-shelishiyah. For at the 14ascent of Luhith they go up weeping; on the road to 15Horonaim they raise a cry of destruction;
the waters of 16Nimrim are a desolation; the grass is withered, the vegetation fails, the greenery is no more.
17Therefore the abundance they have gained and what they have laid up they carry away over the Brook of the Willows.
For a cry has gone around the land of Moab; her wailing reaches to Eglaim; her wailing reaches to Beer-elim.
For the waters of 18Dibon are full of blood; for I will bring upon Dibon even more, 19a lion for those of Moab who escape, for the remnant of the land.