You that live in Aroer, stand by the road and wait; ask those who are running away, find out from them what has happened.
"Moab has fallen,' they will answer, "weep for it; it is disgraced. Announce along the Arnon River that Moab is destroyed!'
"Judgment has come on the cities of the plateau: on Holon, Jahzah, Mephaath,
Dibon, Nebo, Beth Diblathaim,
Kiriathaim, Bethgamul, Bethmeon,
Kerioth, and Bozrah. Judgment has come on all the cities of Moab, far and near.
Moab's might has been crushed; its power has been destroyed. I, the Lord, have spoken."
The Lord said, "Make Moab drunk, because it has rebelled against me. Moab will roll in its own vomit, and people will laugh.
Moab, remember how you made fun of the people of Israel? You treated them as though they had been caught with a gang of robbers.
"You people who live in Moab, leave your towns! Go and live on the cliffs! Be like the dove that makes its nest in the sides of a ravine.
Moab is very proud! I have heard how proud, arrogant, and conceited the people are, how much they think of themselves.