The judgment of Moab,
Jeremiah 48:1 Of Moab. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Woe unto Nebo! for it is laid waste; Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken: Misgab is put to shame and broken down. Jeremiah 48:2 The praise of Moab is no more; in Heshbon they have devised evil against her, Come, and let us cut her off from being a nation. Thou also, O Madmen, shalt be brought to silence; the sword shall pursue thee. Jeremiah 48:3 The sound of a cry from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction! Jeremiah 48:4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard. Jeremiah 48:5 For by the ascent of Luhith with continual weeping shall they go up; for in the going down of Horonaim they have heard the distress of the cry of destruction. Jeremiah 48:6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
for their pride,
Jeremiah 48:7 For, because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou also shalt be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity, his priests and his princes together. Jeremiah 48:8 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape; the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed; as the LORD hath spoken. Jeremiah 48:9 Give wings unto Moab, that she may fly and get her away: and her cities shall become a desolation, without any to dwell therein. Jeremiah 48:10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD negligently, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
for their security,
Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath been at 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 remaineth in him, and his scent is not changed. Jeremiah 48:12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him them that pour off, and they shall pour him off; and they shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles in pieces. Jeremiah 48:13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-el their confidence.
for their carnal confidence,
Jeremiah 48:14 How say ye, We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war? Jeremiah 48:15 Moab is laid waste, and they are gone up into her cities; and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts. Jeremiah 48:16 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast. Jeremiah 48:17 All ye that are round about him, bemoan him, and all ye that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod! Jeremiah 48:18 O thou daughter that dwellest in Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab is come up against thee, he hath destroyed thy strong holds. Jeremiah 48:19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy: ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth; say, What hath been done? Jeremiah 48:20 Moab is put to shame; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is laid waste. Jeremiah 48:21 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahzah, and upon Mephaath; Jeremiah 48:22 and upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim; Jeremiah 48:23 and upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon; Jeremiah 48:24 and upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near. Jeremiah 48:25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.
and for their contempt of God and his people.
Jeremiah 48:26 Make ye him drunken; for he magnified himself against the LORD: and Moab shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision. Jeremiah 48:27 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for as often as thou speakest of him, thou waggest the head. Jeremiah 48:28 O ye inhabitants of Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock; and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the holes mouth. Jeremiah 48:29 We have heard of the pride of Moab, [that] he is very proud; his loftiness, and his pride, and his arrogancy, and the haughtiness of his heart. Jeremiah 48:30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD, that it is nought; his boastings have wrought nothing. Jeremiah 48:31 Therefore will I howl for Moab; yea, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir-heres shall they mourn. Jeremiah 48:32 With more than the weeping of Jazer will I weep for thee, O vine of Sibmah: thy branches passed over the sea, they reached even to the sea of Jazer: upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage the spoiler is fallen. Jeremiah 48:33 And gladness and joy is taken away, from the fruitful field and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to cease from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; the shouting shall be no shouting. Jeremiah 48:34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, even unto Jahaz have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, to Eglath-shelishiyah: for the waters of Nimrim also shall become desolate. Jeremiah 48:35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the high place, and him that burneth incense to his gods. Jeremiah 48:36 Therefore mine heart soundeth for Moab like pipes, and mine heart soundeth like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: therefore the abundance that he hath gotten is perished. Jeremiah 48:37 For every head is bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands are cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. Jeremiah 48:38 On all the housetops of Moab and in the streets thereof there is lamentation every where: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 48:39 How is it broken down! [how] do they howl! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab become a derision and a dismaying to all that are round about him. Jeremiah 48:40 For thus saith the LORD: Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread out his wings against Moab. Jeremiah 48:41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the heart of the mighty men of 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 himself against the LORD. Jeremiah 48:43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 48:44 He that 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 her, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 48:45 They that fled stand without strength under the shadow of Heshbon: for a fire is gone forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and hath devoured the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones. Jeremiah 48:46 Woe unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh is undone: for thy sons are taken away captive, and thy daughters into captivity.
The restoration of Moab.
Jeremiah 48:47 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.