The judgment of Moab,
Jeremiah 48:1 Thus sayeth the Lorde of hoostes the God of Israel agaynst Moab: wo be to the cytie of Nebo: for it is layed wast, brought to confusion: and Kariathiarim taken, Misgab is brought to shame and afrayed: Jeremiah 48:2 Moab can boast nomore of Hesebon: for they haue deuysed against it. Come, shall they saye, let vs rote them out, þt they maye be nomore amonge the nomber of the Gentiles, and that thou Madmen maye nomore be thought vpon: and the swearde shall persecute the. Jeremiah 48:3 A voyce shall crye from Horanaim: With greate wastynge and destruccyon Jeremiah 48:4 is Moab made desolate. Chyldren coulde tell of the crye therof. Jeremiah 48:5 For at the goynge vp vnto Luyth, he arose with lamentation and mournynge, and downe towarde Horonaim, they heard a cruell and a deedly crye. Jeremiah 48:6 Get you awaye, saue your lyues, and be lyke vnto the heeth in the wildernesse.
for their pride,
Jeremiah 48:7 For because thou hast trusted in thine owne workes and treasure, thou shalt be taken. Chamos with his prestes and princes shall go awaye into captiuyte. Jeremiah 48:8 The destroyer shall come vpon all cyties none shall escape. The valleys shalbe destroyed, and the feldes shalbe layed waste, lyke as the Lorde hath spoken. Jeremiah 48:9 Geue wynges vnto Moab, that she get her awaye spedely: for her cyties shalbe made so desolate, that no man shall dwell therin. Jeremiah 48:10 Cursed be he that doth the worcke of the Lorde negligently, and cursed be he that kepeth backe his swearde from sheddynge of bloude.
for their security,
Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath euer bene ryche and carelesse from her youth vp, she hath sytten and taken her ease with her treasure. She was neuer yet put out of one vessell into another (that is) she neuer wente awaye into captiuyte, therfore her taste remayneth, and her sauour is not yet chaunged. Jeremiah 48:12 But lo, the tyme commeth, sayth the Lord, that I shall sende her trussers to trusse her vp: which shall remoue her from her dwellynge: and to emptye her vessels, and breake her wyne pottes. Jeremiah 48:13 And Moab shalbe ashamed of Chamos, lyke as Israel was ashamed of Bethel, wherin she put her trust
for their carnal confidence,
Jeremiah 48:14 Wherfore do ye thynke thus: we are myghtye and stronge men of warre? Jeremiah 48:15 Moab is destroyed, and her cyties brent vp: her chosen yonge men be slayne, sayth the kyng, whose name is the Lorde of hostes. Jeremiah 48:16 The destruccyon of Moab commeth on apace, and her fall is at hande. Jeremiah 48:17 All her neyghbours shall mourne for her, and all they that know her name shall saye, O howe happeneth it, that the stronge stafe and the goodly rodde is thus broken? Jeremiah 48:18 And thou daughter Dibon, come downe from thy glory, & syt in thyrst. For he that destroyeth Moab, shall come vp to the also, and breake downe thy stronge holde. Jeremiah 48:19 And thou that dwellest in Aroer, get the to the strete, and loke aboute the: aske them that are fledd and escaped, and saye: what thinge is happened? Jeremiah 48:20 Oh, Moab is confounded and ouercome. Mourne and crye, tell it out at Arnon, þt Moab is destroyed. Jeremiah 48:21 For iudgment shall come vpon the playne lande: Namely, vpon Holon, and Iahazah, vpon Mephaath Jeremiah 48:22 and Dibon, vpon Nabo and the house of Deblathaim, Jeremiah 48:23 vpon Cariathiarim and vpon þe house Gamul, vpon the house Maon Jeremiah 48:24 and Carioth vpon Bozrah and all the cyties in the lande of Moab, whether they lye farre or neare. Jeremiah 48:25 The horne of Moab is smyten downe and her arme broken, sayth the Lorde.
and for their contempt of God and his people.
Jeremiah 48:26 Make her dronken, for she magnifyed her selfe aboue the Lorde, that men maye clappe theyr handes at her vomyte, and that she also maye be laughed to scorne. Jeremiah 48:27 O Israel, shalte thou not laugh him to scorne, when he is taken amonge theues. Yee, because of thy wordes that thou hast spoken agaynste hym, thou shalt be dryuen awaye. Jeremiah 48:28 Ye Moabites shall leaue the cyties, and dwell in rockes of stone, and become lyke doues, that make theyr nestes in holes. Jeremiah 48:29 As for Moabs pryde, we haue hearde of it: she is verye hye mynded. I knowe her stoutnes, her boastynge, her arogancye, and the pryde of her stomack, sayth the Lorde. Jeremiah 48:30 I knowe (sayeth the Lorde) her indignacyon, she doth not ryght, her wordes are lyes, and they haue not delt truly. Jeremiah 48:31 Therfore shal ther mourning be made for Moab, and euery man shall crye for Moabs sake: a lamentatyon shalbe made to the men that stande vpon the wall. Jeremiah 48:32 So will I mourne for the also, O Iazer and for the, O thou vineyarde of Sabamah. Thy vyne braunches shall come ouer the see, and the braunches of Iazer but vnto the see: þe destroyer shall breake into thy haruest and grape gathering: Jeremiah 48:33 myrth and cheare shalbe taken awaye from the tymbre felde, and from the whole lande of Moab. There shalbe no swete wyne in the presse, the treader shall haue no stomacke to crye yee, ther shalbe none to crie vnto him: Jeremiah 48:34 which afore tyme were heard from Hesebon to Eleale and Iahaz, which lifted vp their voyce from Zoar vnto Horonaim, that bullocke of thre yeare olde shall go mourning. The waters also of Memrim shalbe dryed vp. Jeremiah 48:35 Moreouer, I will make Moab cease, sayeth the Lord, from the offeringes and censing that, she hath made vnto her goddes in hie places. Jeremiah 48:36 Wherfore my hert mourneth for Moab, lyke a crowde playenge an heuy songe: and for the mennes sake of the brycke wall my herte mourneth also: euen as a pype that pypeth a dolefull songe: for they shalbe very feawe, and destroyed. Jeremiah 48:37 All heades shalbe shauen, and all beerdes clipped of: all handes bounde, and loynes girded about with sacke cloth. Jeremiah 48:38 Upon all the house toppes and stretes of Moab, ther shall be lamentable mourning. For I wyll breake Moab lyke an vnprofytable vessell, sayth þe Lorde. Jeremiah 48:39 O howe is she destroyed? O howe mourneth she? O howe doeth Moab hange downe her heade, & is ashamed? Thus shall Moab be a laughing stock: & had in derision of all them þt be rounde aboute her. Jeremiah 48:40 For thus sayth the Lorde. Beholde, the enemye shall come flieng as an aegle: & sprede hys winges vpon Moab. Jeremiah 48:41 They shall clyme ouer þe walles, & wynne the strongholdes. Then þe mighty mens hertes in Moab shalbe lyke the hert of a woman trauelyng with chylde. Jeremiah 48:42 And Moab shalbe made so desolate: that she shal nomore be a people, because she hath sett vp her selfe agaynst the Lorde. Jeremiah 48:43 Feare, pytt & snare shall come vpon the, O Moab, sayeth the Lorde. Jeremiah 48:44 Whoso escapeth the feare, shall fall in the pytte: and who so getteth out of the pyt, shalbe taken in the snare. For I will bring a yeare of visitation vpon Moab, sayth the Lorde. Jeremiah 48:45 They that are able to flye, shall stande vnder the shadowe of Hesebon. For there shall go a fier out of Hesebon, and a flame from Sion, and shall burne vp that proude people of Moab, and the toppe of those sedityous chyldren. Jeremiah 48:46 Wo be vnto þe, O Moab, for thou people of Chamos shalt peryshe. Yee, thy sonnes and daughters shalbe leade awaye captiue.
The restoration of Moab.
Jeremiah 48:47 Yet at the laste wyll I brynge Moab out of captiuite agayne, sayeth the Lorde. Thus farre is of the plage of Moab.