1611 King James Bible

Isaiah 16

Moab is exhorted to yield obedience to Christ's Kingdom.

Isaiah 16:1 Send ye the lambe to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wildernesse, vnto the mount of the daughter of Zion. Isaiah 16:2 For it shalbe that as a wandering bird cast out of the nest: so the daughters of Moab shalbe at the fordes of Arnon. Isaiah 16:3 Take counsell, execute Iudgement, make thy shadow as the night in the middest of the nooneday, hide the outcastes, bewray not him that wandereth. Isaiah 16:4 Let mine outcasts dwel with thee, Moab, be thou a couert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressours are consumed out of the land. Isaiah 16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established, and hee shal sit vpon it in trueth, in the tabernacle of Dauid, iudging and seeking iudgement, and hasting righteousnesse.

Moab is threatened for her pride.

Isaiah 16:6 We haue heard of the pride of Moab (hee is very proud) [euen] of his hautines, and his pride, and his wrath: [but] his lies shall not be so. Isaiah 16:7 Therefore shall Moab howle for Moab, euery one shal howle: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall yee mourne, surely they [are] stricken. Isaiah 16:8 For the fieldes of Heshbon languish, [and] the vine of Sibmah, the lords of the heathen haue broken downe the principall plants thereof, they are come euen vnto Iazer, they wandred [through] the wildernesse, her branches are stretched out, they are gone ouer the sea.

The prophet bewaileth her.

Isaiah 16:9 Therefore I wil bewaile with the weeping of Iazer, the Uine of Sibmah I wil water thee with my teares, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy Summer fruits, and for thy haruest, is fallen. Isaiah 16:10 And gladnesse is taken away, and ioy out of the plentifull field, and in the Uineyards there shalbe no singing, neither shal there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I haue made their [vintage] shouting to cease. Isaiah 16:11 Wherefore my bowels shal sound like an harpe for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh.

The judgment of Moab.

Isaiah 16:12 And it shal come to passe, when it is seene that Moab is weary on the high place, that hee shall come to his Sanctuary to pray: but hee shall not preuaile. Isaiah 16:13 This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. Isaiah 16:14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three yeeres, as the yeeres of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shalbe contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant [shall be] very small and feeble.

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