Isaiah 15 ©

A prophecy concerning the cruel destruction and miseries that would befall the land of the Moabites, by reason of the Assyrians, and that in the just judgment of God, which the prophet describes with many circumstances, both in general, and in particular.


THE1 burden of Moab.a Because in the night 2Ar of Moab 3is 4laid waste, and brought to silence; because 5in the night 6Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;


7He 8is gone up to 9Bajith, and to 10Dibon, 11the high places, to weep: Moab shall 12howl over 13Nebo, and over 14Medeba: 15on allb their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.


In their streets they shall gird themselves with 16sackcloth: 17on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, 18weeping abundantly.


19And 20Heshbon shall 21cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto 22Jahaz: therefore 23the armed soldiers of Moab 24shall cry out; 25his life shall be grievous 26unto him.


27My heart shall cry out for Moab; his 28fugitives shall flee unto 29Zoar, an 30heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith 31with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up 32a cry of destruction.


For 33the waters of 34Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.


Therefore the abundance 35they 36have gotten, 37and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away 38to the brook of the willows.


For 39the cry 40is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof 41unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof 42unto Beer-elim.


43For the waters of Dimon 44shall be full of blood: for 45I will bring more upon Dimon, 46lions 47upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant 48of the land.