Message About Moab
48:1 Against Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the
God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim
is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed.
48:2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they
have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off
from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen;
the sword shall pursue thee.
48:3 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and
48:4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry
to be heard.
48:5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall
go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have
heard a cry of destruction.
48:6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the
48:7 For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy
treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go
forth into captivity with his priests and his princes
48:8 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no
city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the
plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.
48:9 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away:
for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to
48:10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD
deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword
48:11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath
settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel
to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore
his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
48:12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to
wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their
48:13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of
Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence.
48:14 How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
48:15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and
his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith
the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
48:16 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his
affliction hasteth fast.
48:17 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye
that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and
the beautiful rod!
48:18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from
thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall
come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.
48:19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy;
ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is
48:20 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and
cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,
48:21 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon
Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
48:22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon
48:23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon
48:24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the
cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
48:25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken,
saith the LORD.
48:26 Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against
the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also
shall be in derision.
48:27 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found
among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst
48:28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell
in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in
the sides of the hole's mouth.
48:29 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding
proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and
the haughtiness of his heart.
48:30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be
so; his lies shall not so effect it.
48:31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out
for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.
48:32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the
weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they
reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon
thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage.
48:33 And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful
field, and from the land of Moab, and I have caused wine to
fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting;
their shouting shall be no shouting.
48:34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even
unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even
unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the
waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
48:35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the
LORD, him that offereth in the high places, and him that
burneth incense to his gods.
48:36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes,
and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of
Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are
48:37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard
clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the
48:38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the
housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have
broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the
48:39 They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how
hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a
derision and a dismaying to all them about him.
48:40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an
eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.
48:41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised,
and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as
the heart of a woman in her pangs.
48:42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people,
because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.
48:43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee,
O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.
48:44 He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit;
and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the
snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of
their visitation, saith the LORD.
48:45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon
because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of
Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall
devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the
48:46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh
perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy
48:47 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the
latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of