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Isaiah Chapter 15 - New American Standard Bible

1. THE [1] oracle concerning Moab. Surely in a night Ar of Moab is devastated and ruined; Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined.

2. They have gone up to the [2] 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 housetops and in their squares Everyone is wailing, [3] dissolved in tears.

4. Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out, Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz; Therefore the [4] armed men of Moab cry aloud; His soul trembles within him.

5. My heart cries out for Moab; His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah, For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping; Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their ruin.

6. For the waters of Nimrim are [6] desolate. Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass [5] died out, There is no green thing.

7. Therefore the abundance which they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of [7] Arabim.

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 [8] blood; Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon, A lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Another reading is the loins of
  • 2: Lit desolations
  • 3: Lit come to an end
  • 4: Or the poplars
  • 5: Heb dam (a wordplay)
  • 6: I.e. Petra in Edom
  • 7: Or fluttering
  • 8: Lit nest

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