A New Government in the David Tradition
16 1-4 “Dispatch a gift of lambs,” says Moab,
“to the leaders in Jerusalem—
Lambs from Sela sent across the desert
to buy the goodwill of Jerusalem.
The towns and people of Moab
are at a loss,
New-hatched birds knocked from the nest,
At the banks of the Arnon River,
unable to cross:
‘Tell us what to do,
help us out!
Give the refugees from Moab
sanctuary with you.
Be a safe place for those on the run
from the killing fields.’”