Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined.
2 They have gone up to the temple F189 and to Dibon, R597 even to the high places to weep.
Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba;
Everyone's head is bald R598 and every beard is cut off.
3 In their streets they have girded themselves with sackcloth; R599
On R600 their housetops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, dissolved R601 F190 in tears.
4 Heshbon R602 and Elealeh also cry out,
Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;
Therefore the armed F191 men of Moab cry aloud;
His soul trembles within him.
5 My heart cries out for Moab;
His fugitives are as far as Zoar R603 and Eglath-shelishiyah,
For they go up the ascent R604 of Luhith weeping;
Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over R605 their ruin.
6 For the waters R606 of Nimrim are desolate. F192
Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass died F193 out,
There is no R607 green thing.
7 Therefore the abundance R608 which they have acquired and stored up
They carry off over the brook of Arabim. F194
8 For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab,
Its wail goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.
9 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; F195
Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon,
A lion R609 upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.
F188: Or burden of
F189: Lit house
F190: Lit going down in weeping
F191: Another reading is the loins of
F192: Lit desolations
F193: Lit come to an end
F194: Or the poplars
F195: Hebrew dam (a wordplay)
R595: Isaiah 11:14; 25:10; Jeremiah 48:1; Ezekiel 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zephaniah 2:8-11
R596: Numbers 21:28
R597: Jeremiah 48:18,22
R598: Leviticus 21:5; Jeremiah 48:37
R599: Jonah 3:6-8
R600: Jeremiah 48:38
R601: Isaiah 22:4
R602: Numbers 21:28; 32:3; Jeremiah 48:34
R603: Jeremiah 48:34
R604: Jeremiah 48:5
R605: Isaiah 59:7; Jeremiah 4:20
R606: Isaiah 19:5-7; Jeremiah 48:34
R607: Joel 1:10-12; 2:3
R608: Isaiah 30:6; Jeremiah 48:36
R609: 2 Kings 17:25; Jeremiah 50:17