Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness,
unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the
daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst
of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the
face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth,
the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in
truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his
haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the
foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.
For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of
the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come
even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are
stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I
will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for
thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the
vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the
treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage
shouting to cease.
11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward
parts for Kirharesh.
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high
place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not
This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that
But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of
an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great
multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.