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A Plea for Mercy

16 Send a flock of lambs from the rock[a] of the desert

    as a gift to the leaders in Jerusalem,[b]
    to the mountain of the Daughter of Zion.
At the banks of the River Arnon, the women of Moab
    are like newly hatched, fluttering birds.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 16:1 Or possibly a place in Edom (2 Kings 14:7) called Sela, which means “rock or cliff.”
  2. Isaiah 16:1 Or “Send a lamb of the lord of the land.” This would have been a gift of tribute sent to secure Judah’s protection.