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Isaiah 15

15
XV
1THE ORACLE CONCERNING MOAB.
Surely in a destructive night shall Ar of Moab be cut off;
Surely in a destructive night shall Kir of Moab be cut off.
2He goeth up to Bajith and to Debon, the high places, to weep:
Over Nebo, and over Medeba, shall Moab howl:
On every head there is baldness; every beard is shorn.
3In their streets they gird themselves with sackcloth;
On their house-tops, and in their main-streets,
Every one shrieketh, melting into tears.
4And Heshbon crieth out, and Elealeh;
Unto Jahaz is their voice heard:
Therefore do the warriors of Moab wail;
Their soul shuddereth within them.
5My heart crieth out for Moab,
Her fugitives wander even unto Zoar,
Unto Eglath-Schalischiia;
Yea the ascent of Luhith with weeping shall they ascend;
Yea in the way of Horonaim shall they raise a cry of destruction.
6For the waters of Nimrim shall become desolate:
For the pasture is withered, the tender plant faileth, the green herb is no more.
7Therefore the remnant which they possess,
And that which they have laid up;
Shall they carry off to the valley of willows.
8For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab;
Unto Eglaim her lamentation;
And to Beer-Elim her lamentation.
9Yea the waters of Dimon are full of blood:
Yet will I bring more evils upon Dimon;
Upon them of Moab that shall have escaped a lion,
And upon the remnant of the land.

Isaiah 15

15
Moab Will Be Punished
1 # Is 25.10-12; Jr 48.1-47; Ez 25.8-11; Am 2.1-3; Zep 2.8-11. This is a message about Moab:
The towns of Ar and Kir
were destroyed in a night.
Moab is left in ruins!
2Everyone in Dibon has gone up
to the temple#15.2 Everyone … temple: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. and the shrines
to cry and weep.
All of Moab is crying.
Heads and beards are shaved#15.2 Heads … shaved: As a sign of sorrow and mourning.
because of what happened
at Nebo and Medeba.
3In the towns and at home,
everyone wears sackcloth
and cries loud and long.
4From Heshbon and Elealeh,
weeping is heard in Jahaz;
Moab's warriors scream
while trembling with fear.
Pity Moab
5I pity Moab!
Its people are running to Zoar
and to Eglath-Shelishiyah.
They cry on their way up
to the town of Luhith;
on the road to Horonaim
they tell of disasters.
6The streams of Nimrim
and the grasslands
have dried up.
Every plant is parched.
7The people of Moab are leaving,
crossing over Willow Creek,
taking everything they own
and have worked for.
8In the towns of Eglaim
and of Beerelim
and everywhere else in Moab
mournful cries are heard.
9The streams near Dimon
are flowing with blood.
But the Lord will bring
even worse trouble to Dimon,#15.9 Dimon … Dimon: The Standard Hebrew Text; the Dead Sea Scrolls and one ancient translation have “Dibon … Dibon.”
because all in Moab who escape
will be attacked by lions.#15.9 lions: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 9.