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    15:1-9 - Study Chapter


A Prophecy Against Moab

1 An oracle concerning 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 way 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 Dimon's F43 waters are full of blood,
but I will bring still more upon Dimon F44 -
a lion upon the fugitives of Moab
and upon those who remain in the land.



FOOTNOTES:
F43: Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate Dibon
F44: Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate Dibon


 
 

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