1 Sendye the lambto the rulerof the landfrom Selato the wilderness, unto the mountof the daughterof Zion.nSela: or, Petra: Heb. A rock2 For it shall be, that, as a wanderingbirdcast outof the nest, sothe daughtersof Moabshall be at the fordsof Arnon.ncast…: or, a nest forsaken3 Takecounsel, executejudgment; makethy shadowas the nightin the midstof the noonday; hidethe outcasts; bewraynot him that wandereth.nTake: Heb. Bring4 Let mine outcastsdwellwith thee, Moab; bethou a covertto them from the faceof the spoiler: for the extortioneris at an end, the spoilerceaseth, the oppressorsare consumedout of the land.nextortioner: Heb. wringernthe oppressors: Heb. the treaders down5 And in mercyshall the thronebe established: and he shall situpon it in truthin the tabernacleof David, judging, and seekingjudgment, and hastingrighteousness.nestablished: or, prepared
6 We have heardof the prideof Moab; he isveryproud: evenof his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: buthis liesshall not be so.7 Therefore shall Moabhowlfor Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundationsof Kir–haresethshall ye mourn; surely they arestricken.nmourn: or, mutter8 For the fieldsof Heshbonlanguish, andthe vineof Sibmah: the lordsof the heathenhave broken downthe principal plantsthereof, they are comeevenunto Jazer, they wanderedthroughthe wilderness: her branchesare stretched out, they are gone overthe sea.nstretched…: or, plucked up
9 Therefore I will bewailwith the weepingof Jazerthe vineof Sibmah: I will waterthee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shoutingfor thy summer fruitsand for thy harvestis fallen.nthe shouting…: or, the alarm is fallen upon, etc10 And gladnessis taken away, and joyout of the plentiful field; and in the vineyardsthere shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treadersshall tread outno wine in theirpresses; I have made their vintageshoutingto cease.11 Wherefore my bowelsshall soundlike an harpfor Moab, and mine inward partsfor Kir–haresh.
12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seenthat Moabis wearyon the high place, that he shall cometo his sanctuaryto pray; but he shall not prevail.13 This isthe wordthat the Lordhath spokenconcerning Moabsince that time.14 But now the Lordhath spoken, saying, Within threeyears, as the yearsof an hireling, and the gloryof Moabshall be contemned, with all that greatmultitude; and the remnantshall beverysmallandfeeble.nfeeble: or, not many