Jeremiah 48 ©

1 The judgment of Moab, 7 for presuming upon her wealth, 11 her uninterrupted prosperity, 14 and her strength for war, 26 and for her contempt of God, and insult toward his people. 47 The restoration of Moab.


AGAINST aMoab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; bWoe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: 1Misgab is confounded and dismayed.


There shall be no more praise of cMoab: in dHeshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt 2be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall 3pursue thee.


A evoice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction.


Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.


For in the going up of Luhith 4continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.


Flee, save your lives, and be like 5the heath in the wilderness.


¶For because fthou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and gChemosh shall go forth into captivity with his hpriests and his princes together.


And the ispoiler shall come upon every city, and jno city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.


kGive wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for lthe cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.


mCursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD 6deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.


¶Moab hath been nat ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his *lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste 7remained in him, and his scent is not changed.


Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.


And oMoab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of pBeth-el their confidence.


¶How say ye, qWe are mighty and strong men for the war?


Moab is rspoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and 8his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith sthe King, twhose name is the LORD of hosts.

r v.8,18-25.

The calamity of Moab is unear to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.


vAll ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, wHow is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!


Thou xdaughter that dost inhabit yDibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.


O 8inhabitant of zAroer, stand by the way, and *espy; aask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?


bMoab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in cArnon, that Moab is spoiled,


And judgment is come upon the dplain country; upon Holon, and upon eJahazah, and upon Mephaath,


And upon fDibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim,


And upon gKiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon,


And upon hKerioth, and upon iBozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.


The jhorn of Moab is cut off, and his karm is broken, saith the LORD.


lMake ye him drunken: for he mmagnified himself against the LORD: Moab also nshall wallow in his vomit, and he also oshall be in derision.


For pwas not Israel a derision unto thee? qwas he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou 9skippedst for joy.


O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the rcities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.


We have heard the pride of Moab, s(he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.


I know his twrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; 10his lies ushall not so effect it.


vTherefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of wKir-heres.


O xvine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to ythe sea of Jazer: zthe spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy *vintage.

x Is. 16.8,9.

And ajoy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting bshall be no shouting.


From the cry of Heshbon even unto cElealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be 11desolate.


Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, dhim that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods.


Therefore emine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because fthe riches that he hath *gotten are perished.


For gevery head shall be bald, and every beard 12clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.


There shall be lamentation generally hupon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like ia vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD.


They shall howl, saying, jHow is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the 13back with shame! so kshall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.


For thus saith the LORD; Behold, lhe shall mfly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.


14Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.


And Moab shall be destroyed nfrom being a people, because ohe hath magnified himself against the LORD.


pFear, and qthe pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.


He rthat fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, sthe year of their visitation, saith the LORD.


They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but ta fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the 15tumultuous ones.


uWoe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken 16captives, and thy daughters captives.


¶Yet vwill I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. wThus far is the judgment of Moab.