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 Jeremiah 48:1 - 47
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   Book of Jeremiah
   Chapter 48
48:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Concerning Moab: This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Woe to Nebo, for it will be ruined. Kiriathaim will be disgraced and captured; the stronghold F107 will be disgraced and shattered.
 
48:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Moab will be praised no more; in Heshbon F108 men will plot her downfall: 'Come, let us put an end to that nation.' You too, O Madmen, F109 will be silenced; the sword will pursue you.
 
48:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Listen to the cries from Horonaim, cries of great havoc and destruction.
 
48:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moab will be broken; her little ones will cry out. F110
 
48:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They go up the way to Luhith, weeping bitterly as they go; on the road down to Horonaim anguished cries over the destruction are heard.
 
48:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Flee! Run for your lives; become like a bush F111 in the desert.
 
48:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Since you trust in your deeds and riches, you too will be taken captive, and Chemosh will go into exile, together with his priests and officials.
 
48:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The destroyer will come against every town, and not a town will escape. The valley will be ruined and the plateau destroyed, because the LORD has spoken.
 
48:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Put salt on Moab, for she will be laid waste F112 ; her towns will become desolate, with no one to live in them.
 
48:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"A curse on him who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on him who keeps his sword from bloodshed!
 
48:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Moab has been at rest from youth, like wine left on its dregs, not poured from one jar to another - she has not gone into exile. So she tastes as she did, and her aroma is unchanged.
 
48:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will send men who pour from jars, and they will pour her out; they will empty her jars and smash her jugs.
 
48:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed when they trusted in Bethel.
 
48:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"How can you say, 'We are warriors, men valiant in battle'?
 
48:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moab will be destroyed and her towns invaded; her finest young men will go down in the slaughter," declares the King, whose name is the LORD Almighty.
 
48:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"The fall of Moab is at hand; her calamity will come quickly.
 
48:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Mourn for her, all who live around her, all who know her fame; say, 'How broken is the mighty scepter, how broken the glorious staff!'
 
48:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Come down from your glory and sit on the parched ground, O inhabitants of the Daughter of Dibon, for he who destroys Moab will come up against you and ruin your fortified cities.
 
48:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Stand by the road and watch, you who live in Aroer. Ask the man fleeing and the woman escaping, ask them, 'What has happened?'
 
48:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moab is disgraced, for she is shattered. Wail and cry out! Announce by the Arnon that Moab is destroyed.
 
48:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Judgment has come to the plateau - to Holon, Jahzah and Mephaath,
 
48:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
to Dibon, Nebo and Beth Diblathaim,
 
48:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
to Kiriathaim, Beth Gamul and Beth Meon,
 
48:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
to Kerioth and Bozrah - to all the towns of Moab, far and near.
 
48:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moab's horn F113 is cut off; her arm is broken," declares the LORD.
 
48:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Make her drunk, for she has defied the LORD. Let Moab wallow in her vomit; let her be an object of ridicule.
 
48:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Was not Israel the object of your ridicule? Was she caught among thieves, that you shake your head in scorn whenever you speak of her?
 
48:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abandon your towns and dwell among the rocks, you who live in Moab. Be like a dove that makes its nest at the mouth of a cave.
 
48:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"We have heard of Moab's pride - her overweening pride and conceit, her pride and arrogance and the haughtiness of her heart.
 
48:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I know her insolence but it is futile," declares the LORD, "and her boasts accomplish nothing.
 
48:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Therefore I wail over Moab, for all Moab I cry out, I moan for the men of Kir Hareseth.
 
48:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I weep for you, as Jazer weeps, O vines of Sibmah. Your branches spread as far as the sea; they reached as far as the sea of Jazer. The destroyer has fallen on your ripened fruit and grapes.
 
48:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joy and gladness are gone from the orchards and fields of Moab. I have stopped the flow of wine from the presses; no one treads them with shouts of joy. Although there are shouts, they are not shouts of joy.
 
48:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"The sound of their cry rises from Heshbon to Elealeh and Jahaz, from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah, for even the waters of Nimrim are dried up.
 
48:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In Moab I will put an end to those who make offerings on the high places and burn incense to their gods," declares the LORD.
 
48:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"So my heart laments for Moab like a flute; it laments like a flute for the men of Kir Hareseth. The wealth they acquired is gone.
 
48:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Every head is shaved and every beard cut off; every hand is slashed and every waist is covered with sackcloth.
 
48:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On all the roofs in Moab and in the public squares there is nothing but mourning, for I have broken Moab like a jar that no one wants," declares the LORD.
 
48:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"How shattered she is! How they wail! How Moab turns her back in shame! Moab has become an object of ridicule, an object of horror to all those around her."
 
48:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is what the LORD says: "Look! An eagle is swooping down, spreading its wings over Moab.
 
48:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Kerioth F114 will be captured and the strongholds taken. In that day the hearts of Moab's warriors will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
 
48:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moab will be destroyed as a nation because she defied the LORD.
 
48:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Terror and pit and snare await you, O people of Moab," declares the LORD.
 
48:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Whoever flees from the terror will fall into a pit, whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare; for I will bring upon Moab the year of her punishment," declares the LORD.
 
48:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"In the shadow of Heshbon the fugitives stand helpless, for a fire has gone out from Heshbon, a blaze from the midst of Sihon; it burns the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of the noisy boasters.
 
48:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Woe to you, O Moab! The people of Chemosh are destroyed; your sons are taken into exile and your daughters into captivity.
 
48:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Yet I will restore the fortunes of Moab in days to come," declares the LORD. Here ends the judgment on Moab.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F107 Or / Misgab
F108 The Hebrew for Heshbon sounds like the Hebrew for plot.
F109 The name of the Moabite town Madmen sounds like the Hebrew for be silenced.
F110 Hebrew; Septuagint / proclaim it to Zoar
F111 Or like Aroer
F112 Or Give wings to Moab, / for she will fly away
F113 Horn here symbolizes strength.
F114 Or The cities

 
 

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