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16 You [Moabites, now fugitives in Edom, which is ruled by the king of Judah] send [a]lambs to the ruler of the land, from Sela or Petra through the desert and wilderness to the mountain of the Daughter of Zion [Jerusalem].(A)
2 For like wandering birds, like a brood cast out and a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the [river] Arnon.Read full chapter
- Isaiah 16:1 As King Mesha sent 100,000 lambs each year to King Ahab of Israel (II Kings 3:4), so now the Moabites are advised to win the king’s favor and protection by diverting their tribute to the king in Jerusalem, as an acknowledgment of subjection.