Isaiah 15

Oracle of Judgment on Moab

1 An oracle of Moab: Because Ar is devastated in a night, Moab is destroyed; because Kir of Moab is devastated in a night, it is destroyed.
2 It has gone up [to] the house, and Dibon [to] the high places for weeping over Nebo, and Moab wails over Medeba. {Every head is bald}, every beard [is] shaved.
3 They gird themselves [with] sackcloth in its streets; on its roofs and public squares everyone wails, going down in weeping.
4 And Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, their voice is heard as far as Jahaz; therefore the armed ones of Moab cry out; its soul quivers for him.
5 My heart cries out for Moab; its fugitives [flee] up to Zoar, to Eglath-shelishiyah. For [at] the ascent of Luhith it goes up it with weeping; for [on] the road of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction.
6 For the waters of Nimrim are wastelands; for [the] grass has withered, [the] vegetation has vanished, [there is] no greenness.
7 Therefore they carry [the] abundance it has made and their store of goods over the river of the poplars.
8 For [a] cry for help has encircled the territory of Moab, her wailing [is heard] as far as Eglaim, and her wailing [as far as] Beer Elim.
9 For the waters of Dimon are full [of] blood; but I will place added things upon Dimon: a lion for the survivors of Moab and for [the] remnant of [the] land.