17 Lament for him, all who are around him And all who know his name; Say, How the strong rod is broken, The glorious staff.
18 Come down from glory and sit in thirst, O daughter who dwells in Dibon, For the destroyer of Moab has come up against you; He has destroyed your strongholds.
19 Stand by the way and watch, O inhabitant of Aroer; Ask him who flees and her who escapes, And say, What has happened?
20 Moab is put to shame, for it is shattered. Howl and cry out; Declare in Arnon That Moab is devastated.
21 And judgment has come upon the land of the Plateau, on Holon and on Jahzah and on Mephaath
22 And on Dibon and on Nebo and on Beth-diblathaim
23 And on Kiriathaim and on Beth-gamul and on Beth-meon
24 And on Kerioth and on Bozrah and on all the cities of the land of Moab, far and near.
25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, declares Jehovah.
26 Make him drunk, because he magnified himself against Jehovah; so Moab will wallow in his vomit and will also be in derision.
27 For was not Israel a derision to you? Or was he found among thieves? For as often as you speak of him, you shake your head.
28 Leave the cities and dwell in the rock, O inhabitants of Moab, And be like a dove who nests On the sides of the mouth of the pit.
29 We have heard of the pride of Moab - He is extremely proud - Of his loftiness and his pride and his arrogance And of the haughtiness of his heart.
30 I know of his insolence, declares Jehovah; His boastings are all untrue; They have accomplished nothing.
31 Therefore I will wail for Moab, I will even cry out for all Moab; There will be mourning for the men of Kir-heres.
32 With more than the weeping of Jazer I will weep for you, O vine of Sibmah. Your shoots have crossed over to the sea; They have reached as far as the sea, to Jazer; On your summer fruit and on your vintage The destroyer has fallen.
33 Rejoicing and exultation are taken away From the fruited field and from the land of Moab. And I have caused the wine from the wine presses to cease; No one will tread them with the harvest shout; The harvest shout will be no harvest shout.
34 From the cry of Heshbon as far as Elealeh, even as far as Jahaz, they have uttered their voice, from Zoar as far as Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become a devastation.
35 And I will bring to an end in Moab the one who offers up in high places and burns incense to his gods, declares Jehovah.
36 Therefore My heart will moan for Moab like flutes; for the men of Kir-heres My heart will also moan like flutes. As a result, the abundance he has produced has perished.
37 For every head is bald, and every beard is shaved off; there are cuts on all the hands, and sackcloth on the loins.
38 On all the roofs of Moab and in her open squares there is wailing everywhere, for I have broken Moab like a vessel which no one desires, declares Jehovah.
39 How it is shattered! they howl. How Moab has turned his back in shame! So Moab has become a derision and a terror to all who are around him.
40 For thus says Jehovah, One will swoop down like an eagle And spread its wings against Moab.
41 Kerioth is captured, And the strongholds are seized, And the heart of the mighty men of Moab in that day Will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
42 And Moab will be destroyed from being a people, Because he magnified himself against Jehovah.
43 Dread, pit, and snare Are upon you, O inhabitant of Moab, Declares Jehovah.
44 He who flees from dread Will fall into the pit, And he who comes up out of the pit Will be taken in the snare; For I will bring upon her, upon Moab, The year of their punishment, declares Jehovah.
45 In the shadow of Heshbon Those who flee stand without strength; For fire has gone forth from Heshbon And a flame from the midst of Sihon; And it has consumed the corner of Moab And the top of the head of the sons of tumult.
46 Woe to you, O Moab! The people of Chemosh have perished, For your sons have been taken captive, And your daughters have gone into captivity.
47 But I will turn again the captivity of Moab In the last days, declares Jehovah. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.