This is what the Lord Almighty said about Moab: 1 "Pity the people of Nebo - their town is destroyed! Kiriathaim is captured, its mighty fortress torn down, and its people put to shame;
the splendor of Moab is gone. The enemy have captured Heshbon and plot to destroy the nation of Moab. The town of Madmen will be silenced; armies will march against it.
The people of Horonaim cry out, "Violence! Destruction!'
"Moab has been destroyed; listen to the children crying.
Hear the sound of their sobs along the road up to Luhith, the cries of distress on the way down to Horonaim.
"Quick, run for your lives!' they say. "Run like a wild desert donkey!'
"Moab, you trusted in your strength and your wealth, but now even you will be conquered; your god Chemosh will go into exile, along with his princes and priests.
Not a town will escape the destruction; both valley and plain will be ruined. I, the Lord, have spoken.