Against Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it
is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed.
There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against
it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O
Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.
A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction.
Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.
For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down
of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.
Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be
taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes
And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley
also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.
Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall
be desolate, without any to dwell therein.
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that
keepeth back his sword from blood.
Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath
not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore
his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him
wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their
And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel
How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone
down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.
All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is
the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!
Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst;
for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong
O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her
that escapeth, and say, What is done?
Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that
Moab is spoiled,
And judgement is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and
And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,
And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmeon,
And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.
Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: Moab also shall
wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision.
For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou
spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy.
O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the
dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole’s mouth.
We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his
arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.
I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so
Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall
mourn for the men of Kirheres.
O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are
gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy
summer fruits and upon thy vintage.
And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab,
and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting;
their shouting shall be no shouting.
From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered
their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the
waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the
high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods.
Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound
like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are
For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be
cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.
There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the
streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the
They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with
shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.
For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his
wings over Moab.
Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men’s
hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself
against the LORD.
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith
He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of
the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year
of their visitation, saith the LORD.
They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but a fire
shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour
the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken
captives, and thy daughters captives.
Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD.
Thus far is the judgement of Moab.