The judgment of Moab,
Jeremiah 48:1 Of Moab,Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel,Alas for Nebo, for it is laid waste, put to shamecaptured, is Kiriathaim; put to shame, is Misgab, and dismayed. Jeremiah 48:2 No more, is the praise of Moab, In Heshbon, have they devised against her, calamity, Come, and let us cut her off from being a nation,Even, thou, Madmen also, shalt be silenced, After thee, shall march the sword. Jeremiah 48:3 A voice of outcry, from Horonaim,Wasting and great destruction! Jeremiah 48:4 Moab is broken: Her little ones, have caused to be heard an outcry. Jeremiah 48:5 For, the ascent of Luhith, with weeping, one ascendethwith weeping,For, in the descent of Horonaim, the distress of the outcry of destruction, have they heard: Jeremiah 48:6 Flee, deliver your own lives,Then shall the women be as a shrub in the desert.
for their pride,
Jeremiah 48:7 For, seeing thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, Thou too, shalt be captured,Then shall Chemosh go forth into captivity, His priests and his princes together. Jeremiah 48:8 And the spoiler shall enter, into every city, And not, a city, shall escape, Then shall perish, the vale, Then be destroyed, the table-land,As Yahweh hath said. Jeremiah 48:9 Give wing to Moab, For she must, fly away; And, her cities, To desolation, shall be turned, With no inhabitant therein. Jeremiah 48:10 Accursed, be he that doeth the business of Yahweh, carelessly; And, accursed, be he that withholdeth his sword, from blood!
for their security,
Jeremiah 48:11 Moab, hath been at ease, from his youth, And, settled, is he, upon his lees, And hath not been poured out from vessel to vessel, Nor, into captivity, hath gone,For this cause, hath his flavour stood still, within him, And, his scent, is unchanged. Jeremiah 48:12 Therefore, lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, When I will send to him tilters, and they shall tilt him,And, his vessels, shall they empty, And, their jars, shall they dash in pieces. Jeremiah 48:13 Then shall, Moab, be ashamed, of, Chemosh,Just as, the sons of Israel, were ashamed of, Bethel, their confidence.
for their carnal confidence,
Jeremiah 48:14 How, can ye say, Heroes, are we? and, Men of might for the war? Jeremiah 48:15 Spoiled, is Moab, And, her cities, hath he ascended, And, the choice of his young men, have gone down to the slaughter,Declareth The King, Yahweh of hosts, is his Name. Jeremiah 48:16 Near, is the doom of Moab, to come,And, his calamity, hasteth, greatly. Jeremiah 48:17 Lament ye for himAll that are round about him, and, All that know his name,Say, How, is brokenThe staff of strength! The rod of beauty! Jeremiah 48:18 Come down from glory, and sit in thirst, O inhabitress, daughter of Dibon; For, the spoiler of Moab, hath come up against thee, He hath laid in ruins thy strongholds. Jeremiah 48:19 Near the way, take thy stand and keep outlook, O inhabitress of Aroer: Askhim that fleeth, and, Her that hath escaped, Say, What hath happened? Jeremiah 48:20 Confounded is Moab! For it is broken down! Howl and make outcry,Tell ye in Arnon, That Moab, is spoiled; Jeremiah 48:21 And, judgment, hath come, Upon the country of the table-land,Upon Holon, and, Upon Jazer, 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,Yea, upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far, and near. Jeremiah 48:25 Cut off, is the horn of Moab, Yea, his arm, is broken,Declareth Yahweh.
and for their contempt of God and his people.
Jeremiah 48:26 Make ye him drunken, Because, against Yahweh, hath he magnified himself; So shall, Moab, stagger, into his own vomit, And shall become a derision, even he! Jeremiah 48:27 And was it not, a derision, that Israel, became to thee? And was it not, among thieves, he was found? For, as often as thou didst speak of him, thou didst wag the head! Jeremiah 48:28 Leave ye the cities, and dwell in the cliff, Ye inhabitants of Moab; And become ye as a dove, that maketh her nest in the further-side of the fissure's mouth. Jeremiah 48:29 We have heard the arrogance of Moabproud exceedingly: His loftiness and his arrogance and his majesty, and his elevation of heart! Jeremiah 48:30 I knowDeclareth Yahweh, His passionthat 'tis Unjust! His boastings, that Untrue have they made [them]! Jeremiah 48:31 For this cause, over Moab, will I howl, And, for all, Moab, will I make outcry,For the men of Kir-heres, must one, moan! Jeremiah 48:32 Beyond the weeping of Jazer, will I weep for thee, O vine of Sibmah, Thy tendrils, have gone over the sea, Unto the sea of Jazer, have they reached, Upon thy summer fruits, And upon thy vintage, the spoiler, hath fallen. Jeremiah 48:33 So shall be withdrawn gladness and exultationFrom the fruitful field, and, From the land of Moab,And, wine from the vats, have I caused to fail, They shall not tread with shouting, The shouting, shall be no, shouting! Jeremiah 48:34 From the outcry of Heshbon, Even unto Elealeh, Even unto Jahaz, have they given forth their voice, From Zoar even unto Horonaim, the third Eglath,For, even the waters of Nimrim, to utter desolation, have been turned: Jeremiah 48:35 Then will I cause to cease, from Moab, Declareth Yahweh,him that offereth at a high-place, and, him that burneth incense to his gods. Jeremiah 48:36 For this cause, my heart, for Moab, like flutes, shall make plaintive sounds, Yea, my heart, for the men of Kir-heres, like flutes, shall make plaintive sounds, Because, the abundance he hath gotten, is lost! Jeremiah 48:37 For, every head, is baldness, And, every beard, clipped: Upon all hands, are gashes, And, upon the loins, sackcloth! Jeremiah 48:38 Upon all the housetops of Moab, And in her broadways, it is all lamentation,For I have broken MoabLike a vessel wherein is no, pleasure, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 48:39 How, it is broken down! They have howled, How, hath Moab turned the back, for shame,So shall Moab become a derision and a terror, to all round about him. Jeremiah 48:40 For, thus, saith Yahweh, Lo! as an eagle, shall one dart along,And shall spread out his wings towards Moab. Jeremiah 48:41 Captured, is Kerioth, And, the fortresses, are seized,Then shall the heart of the heroes of Moab become in that, day, As the heart of a woman in her pains. Jeremiah 48:42 Then shall, Moab, be destroyed, from being a people,Because, against Yahweh, hath he magnified himself. Jeremiah 48:43 Terror, and pit, and snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, Declareth Yahweh: Jeremiah 48:44 He that fleeth from the face of the terror, Shall fall into the pit, And, he that getteth up out of the pit, Shall be captured by the snare,For I will bring against heragainst Moab, The year of their visitation, Declareth Yahweh. Jeremiah 48:45 In the shadow of Heshbon, stand strengthless, the fugitives,For, a fire, hath gone forth out of Heshbon, And shall flame out of the midst of Sihon, And shall devour the beard of Moab, And the crown of the head of the proudly tumultuous. Jeremiah 48:46 Woe to thee, Moab! Lost, are the people of Chemosh,For thy sons, have been taken, into captivity, And thy daughters into captivity.
The restoration of Moab.
Jeremiah 48:47 Yet will I bring back the captivity of Moab, In the afterpart of the days, Declareth Yahweh, Thus far, is the sentence of Moab.