Common English Bible
15 An oracle about Moab.
Ar was devastated in a night; Moab is ruined!
Kir was devastated in a night; Moab is ruined!
2 Dibon has gone up to the temple, to the shrines to weep.[a]
Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba.
Every head is shaved,
every beard cut off.
3 In its streets they wear mourning clothes;
on its rooftops and in its plazas, everyone wails and falls down weeping.
4 Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;
as far as Jahaz their voice is heard.
The armed men of Moab shout,
5 My heart cries out for Moab.
Its fugitives flee to Zoar, to Eglath-shelishiyah.[b]
At the ascent of Luhith,
each will go up with weeping.
On the road to Horonaim,
they will raise a piercing cry.
6 The waters of Nimrim are used up.
Grass has withered;
vegetation is dead;
greenery is gone.
7 Therefore, they carry what they had stored up,
all their provisions to the Valley of the Willows.
8 An outcry sounds within the borders of Moab,
as far as Eglaim, a cry of distress,
as far as Beer-elim, a cry of distress.
9 The waters of Dibon are full of blood.
But I will bring still more upon Dibon:
a lion for Moab’s survivors, for the remaining few in the land.