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Isaiah Weeps for Moab

“Therefore I weep with the tears of Jazer
    for the vines of Sibmah.
I drench you with my tears,
    O Heshbon and Elealeh—
for the shouts of joy over your summer fruit
    and your grain harvest have ended.
10 Joy and gladness are taken away from the orchards,
    in the vineyards people will sing no songs,[a]
and[b] no cheers are raised.
    No vintner[c] treads out wine in the presses,
        because I’ve put an end to the shouting.
11 Therefore my insides[d] moan like a lyre for Moab,
    and my innermost being[e] for Kir-hareseth.

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  1. Isaiah 16:10 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads no songs are sung
  2. Isaiah 16:10 So 1QIsaa MTmss; the Heb. lacks and
  3. Isaiah 16:10 Lit. treader
  4. Isaiah 16:11 Or heart; lit. bowels
  5. Isaiah 16:11 Or my very soul