The judgment of Moab,
Jeremiah 48:1 Against Moab thus sayth the LORD of hostes, the God of Israel, Woe vnto Nebo, for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded [and] taken. Misgab is confounded and dismayed. Jeremiah 48:2 [There shall bee] no more prayse of Moab: in Heshbon they haue deuised euill against it; come and let vs cut it off from [being] a nation; also thou shalt bee cut downe, O Madmen, the sword shall pursue thee. Jeremiah 48:3 A voice of crying [shall be] from Horonaim; Spoiling & great destruction. Jeremiah 48:4 Moab is destroyed, her little ones haue caused a crie to be heard. Jeremiah 48:5 For in the going vp of Luhith continuall weeping shall go vp; for in the going downe of Horonaim the enemies haue heard a crie of destruction. Jeremiah 48:6 Flee, saue your liues, and be like the heath in the wildernesse.
for their pride,
Jeremiah 48:7 For because thou hast trusted in thy workes, and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken, and Chemosh shall goe foorth into captiuitie [with] his priests and his princes together. Jeremiah 48:8 And the spoyler shall come vpon euery citie, and no citie shall escape: the valley also shal perish, & the plaine shall be destroyed, as ye LORD hath spoken. Jeremiah 48:9 Giue wings vnto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shalbe desolate, without any to dwell therein. Jeremiah 48:10 Cursed [be he] that doeth the worke of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed [be he] that keepeth backe his sword from blood.
for their security,
Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath bene at ease from his youth, and hee hath setled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessell to vessell, neither hath he gone into captiuitie: therefore his taste remained in him, and his sent is not changed. Jeremiah 48:12 Therfore behold, the dayes come, sayth the LORD, that I will send vnto him wanderers that shall cause him to wander, and shall emptie his vessels, and breake their bottles. Jeremiah 48:13 And Moab shall bee ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence.
for their carnal confidence,
Jeremiah 48:14 How say yee, We [are] mightie and strong men for the warre? Jeremiah 48:15 Moab is spoiled and gone vp [out of] her cities, and his chosen yong men are gone downe to the slaughter, sayth the King, whose Name [is] the LORD of hostes. Jeremiah 48:16 The calamitie of Moab is neere to come, and his affliction hasteth fast. Jeremiah 48:17 All yee that are about him bemoane him, and all yee that know his Name, say, How is the strong staffe broken, [and] the beautifull rod! Jeremiah 48:18 Thou daughter that doest inhabit Dibon, come downe from [thy] glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come vpon thee, [and] he shall destroy thy strong holdes. Jeremiah 48:19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way and espie, aske him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, [and] say, What is done? Jeremiah 48:20 Moab is confounded, for it is broken downe: howle and cry, tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled, Jeremiah 48:21 And iudgement is come vpon the plaine countrey, vpon Holon, and vpon Iahazah, and vpon Mephaath, Jeremiah 48:22 And vpon Dibon, and vpon Nebo, and vpon Beth-diblathaim, Jeremiah 48:23 And vpon Kiriathaim, and vpon Beth-Gamul, and vpon Beth-meon, Jeremiah 48:24 And vpon Kerioth, and vpon Bozrah, and vpon all the cities of the land of Moab farre or neere. Jeremiah 48:25 The horne of Moab is cut off, & his arme is broken, saith the LORD.
and for their contempt of God and his people.
Jeremiah 48:26 Make ye him drunken: for hee magnified [himselfe] against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shalbe in derision. Jeremiah 48:27 For was not Israel a derision vnto thee? was hee found among theeues? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for ioy. Jeremiah 48:28 O yee that dwell in Moab, leaue the cities and dwell in the rocke, and be like the doue [that] maketh her nest in the sides of the holes mouth. Jeremiah 48:29 We haue heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftinesse and his arrogancie, and his pride, and the hautinesse of his heart. Jeremiah 48:30 I knowe his wrath, sayeth the LORD, but [it shall] not [be] so, his lyes shall not so effect [it]. Jeremiah 48:31 Therefore will I howle for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab, [mine heart] shall mourne for the men of Kir-heres. Jeremiah 48:32 O vine of Sibmah, I wil weepe for thee, with the weeping of Iazer; thy plants are gone ouer the sea, they reach euen to the sea of Iazer, the spoiler is fallen vpon thy summer fruits, and vpon thy vintage. Jeremiah 48:33 And ioy and gladnesse is taken from the plentifull field, and from the land of Moab, and I haue caused wine to faile from the winepresses, none shall tread with shouting, [their] showting [shall be] no showting. Jeremiah 48:34 From the cry of Heshbon euen vnto Elealeh, [and] euen vnto Iahaz haue they vttered their voyce, from Zoar euen vnto Horonaim [as] an heifer of three yeeres old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate. Jeremiah 48:35 Moreouer, I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his Gods. Jeremiah 48:36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that hee hath gotten is perished. Jeremiah 48:37 For euery head shall be bald, and euery beard clipt: vpon all the hands [shall be] cuttings, and vpon the loines sackcloth. Jeremiah 48:38 There shall be lamentation generally vpon all the house toppes of Moab, and in the streetes thereof: for I haue broken Moab like a vessell, wherin is no pleasure, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 48:39 They shall howle, [saying]; How is it broken downe? how hath Moab turned the backe with shame? so shall Moab be a derision, and a dismaying to all them about him. Jeremiah 48:40 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, hee shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings ouer Maob. Jeremiah 48:41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, & the mighty mens hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. Jeremiah 48:42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified [himselfe] against the LORD. Jeremiah 48:43 Feare, and the pit, and the snare [shall be] vpon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 48:44 Hee that fleeth from the feare shall fall into the pit, and he that getteth vp out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring vpon it, [euen] vpon Moab, the yeere of their visitation, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 48:45 They that fled, stood vnder the shadow of Heshbon, because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the middest of Sihon, and shall deuoure the corner of Moab, and the crowne of the head of the tumultuous ones. Jeremiah 48:46 Woe be vnto thee, O Moab, the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sonnes are taken captiues, and thy daughters captiues.
The restoration of Moab.
Jeremiah 48:47 Yet will I bring againe the captiuitie of Moab in the later dayes, saith the LORD. Thus farre [is] the iudgement of Moab.