Lexham English Bible
Oracle of Judgment on Moab
15 An oracle of Moab:
Because Ar is devastated in a night, Moab is destroyed;
because Kir of Moab is devastated in a night, it is destroyed.
2 It has gone up to the house,[a]
and Dibon to the high places
for weeping over Nebo,
and Moab wails over Medeba.
Every head is bald,[b]
every beard is shaved.
3 They gird themselves with sackcloth in its streets;
on its roofs and public squares everyone wails,
going down in weeping.
4 And Heshbon and Elealeh cry[c] out,
their voice is heard as far as Jahaz;
therefore the armed ones of Moab cry out;
its soul quivers[d] for him.
5 My heart cries out for Moab;
its fugitives flee up to Zoar,
For at the ascent of Luhith it goes up it with weeping;
for on the road of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction.
6 For the waters of Nimrim are wastelands;
for the grass has withered,
the vegetation has vanished,
there is no greenness.
7 Therefore they carry the abundance it has made
and their store of goods over the river of the poplars.
8 For a cry for help has encircled the territory of Moab,
her wailing is heard as far as Eglaim,
and her wailing as far as Beer Elim.
9 For the waters of Dimon[e] are full of blood;
but I will place added things upon Dimon:
a lion for the survivors[f] of Moab
and for the remnant of the land.