An Oracle Concerning MoabThe oracle concerning Moab.
Surely in a night Ar of Moab is destroyed and ruined;
Surely in a night Kir of Moab is destroyed and ruined. 2
They have gone up to the temple and to Dibon, even to the high places to weep.
Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba;
Everyone’s head is bald and every beard is cut off. 3
In their streets they have girded themselves with sackcloth;
On their rooftops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, dissolved in weeping. 4
Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out,
Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;
Therefore the armed men of Moab make a loud shout;
His soul trembles within him. 5
My heart cries out for Moab;
Those who flee from her are as far as Zoar and Eglath‑shelishiyah,
For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping;
Surely on the road to Horonaim they keep awake with crying in distress over their destruction. 6
For the waters of Nimrim are desolate.
Surely the grass is dried up, the tender grass has completely ceased,
There is no green thing. 7
Therefore the abundance they have made and stored up
They carry off over the brook of Arabim. 8
For the cry has gone around the territory of Moab,
Its wailing goes as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer‑elim. 9
For the waters of Dimon are full of blood;
Surely I will put added woes upon Dimon,
A lion upon those of Moab who have escaped and upon the remnant of the land.