Isaiah 15 New International Version

The Oracle concerning Moab

15 A prophecy against Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! Kir in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! 2  Dibon goes up to its temple, to its high places to weep; Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba. Every head is shaved and every beard cut off. 3  In the streets they wear sackcloth; on the roofs and in the public squares they all wail, prostrate with weeping. 4  Heshbon and Elealeh cry out, their voices are heard all the way to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab cry out, and their hearts are faint. 5  My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath Shelishiyah. They go up the hill to Luhith, weeping as they go; on the road to Horonaim they lament their destruction.

6  The waters of Nimrim are dried up and the grass is withered; the vegetation is gone and nothing green is left. 7  So the wealth they have acquired and stored up they carry away over the Ravine of the Poplars. 8  Their outcry echoes along the border of Moab; their wailing reaches as far as Eglaim, their lamentation as far as Beer Elim. 9  The waters of Dimon[1] are full of blood, but I will bring still more upon Dimon[1] - a lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon those who remain in the land.

Footnotes

[1] 15:9 "Dimon" , a wordplay on "Dibon" (see verse 2), sounds like the Hebrew for "blood" .

[2] 15:9 "Dimon" , a wordplay on "Dibon" (see verse 2), sounds like the Hebrew for "blood" .

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