Therefore I will bewail the vine of Sibmah,
With the weeping of Jazer;
I will drench you with my tears,
(A)O Heshbon and Elealeh;
For [a]battle cries have fallen
Over your summer fruits and your harvest.

10 (B)Gladness is taken away,
And joy from the plentiful field;
In the vineyards there will be no singing,
Nor will there be shouting;
No treaders will tread out wine in the presses;
I have made their shouting cease.
11 Therefore (C)my [b]heart shall resound like a harp for Moab,
And my inner being for [c]Kir Heres.

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  1. Isaiah 16:9 Or shouting has
  2. Isaiah 16:11 Lit. belly
  3. Isaiah 16:11 Kir Hareseth, v. 7

So I weep,(A) as Jazer weeps,
    for the vines of Sibmah.
Heshbon and Elealeh,(B)
    I drench you with tears!(C)
The shouts of joy(D) over your ripened fruit
    and over your harvests(E) have been stilled.
10 Joy and gladness are taken away from the orchards;(F)
    no one sings or shouts(G) in the vineyards;
no one treads(H) out wine at the presses,(I)
    for I have put an end to the shouting.
11 My heart laments for Moab(J) like a harp,(K)
    my inmost being(L) for Kir Hareseth.

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