Prophecy Against Moab (continued)
16:1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to
the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
16:2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of
the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of
16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the
night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray
not him that wandereth.
16:4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a
covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the
extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the
oppressors are consumed out of the land.
16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he
shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David,
judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud:
even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but
his lies shall not be so.
16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall
howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn;
surely they are stricken.
16:8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of
Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the
principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer,
they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are
stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
16:9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the
vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon,
and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for
thy harvest is fallen.
16:10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the
plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no
singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall
tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their
vintage shouting to cease.
16:11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for
Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
16:12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab
is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his
sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
16:13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning
Moab since that time.
16:14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three
years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab
shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the
remnant shall be very small and feeble.