The judgment of Moab,
Jeremiah 48:1 Concerning Moab: 'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Woe unto Nebo, for it is spoiled, Put to shame, captured hath been Kiriathaim, Put to shame hath been the high tower, Yea, it hath been broken down. Jeremiah 48:2 There is no more praise of Moab, In Heshbon they devised against it evil: Come, and we cut it off from [being] a nation, Also, O Madmen, thou art cut off, After thee goeth a sword. Jeremiah 48:3 A voice of a cry [is] from Horonaim, Spoiling and great destruction. Jeremiah 48:4 Destroyed hath been Moab, Caused a cry to be heard have her little ones. Jeremiah 48:5 For the ascent of Luhith with weeping, Go up doth weeping, For in the descent of Horonaim Adversaries a cry of desolation have heard. Jeremiah 48:6 Flee ye, deliver yourselves, Ye are as a naked thing in a wilderness.
for their pride,
Jeremiah 48:7 For, because of thy trusting in thy works, And in thy treasures, even thou art captured, And gone out hath Chemosh in a removal, His priests and his heads together. Jeremiah 48:8 And come in doth a spoiler unto every city, And no city doth escape, And perished hath the valley, And destroyed been the plain, as Jehovah said. Jeremiah 48:9 Give wings to Moab, for she utterly goeth out, And her cities are for a desolation, Without an inhabitant in them. Jeremiah 48:10 Cursed [is] he who is doing the work of Jehovah slothfully, And cursed [is] he Who is withholding his sword from blood.
for their security,
Jeremiah 48:11 Secure is Moab from his youth, And at rest [is] he for his preserved things, And he hath not been emptied out from vessel unto vessel, And into captivity he hath not gone, Therefore hath his taste remained in him, And his fragrance hath not been changed. Jeremiah 48:12 Therefore, lo, days are coming, An affirmation of Jehovah, And I have sent to him wanderers, And they have caused him to wander, And his vessels they empty out, And his bottles they dash in pieces. Jeremiah 48:13 And ashamed hath been Moab because of Chemosh, As the house of Israel have been ashamed Because of Beth-El their confidence.
for their carnal confidence,
Jeremiah 48:14 How do ye say, We [are] mighty, And men of strength for battle? Jeremiah 48:15 Spoiled is Moab, and her cities hath one gone up, And the choice of its young men Have gone down to slaughter, An affirmation of the King, Jehovah of Hosts [is] His name. Jeremiah 48:16 Near is the calamity of Moab to come, And his affliction hath hasted exceedingly. Jeremiah 48:17 Bemoan for him, all ye round about him, And all knowing his name, say ye: How hath it been broken, the staff of strength, The rod of beauty. Jeremiah 48:18 Come down from honour, sit in thirst, O inhabitant, daughter of Dibon, For a spoiler of Moab hath come up to thee, He hath destroyed thy fenced places. Jeremiah 48:19 On the way stand, and watch, O inhabitant of Aroer, Ask the fugitive and escaped, Say, What hath happened? Jeremiah 48:20 Put to shame hath been Moab, For it hath been broken down, Howl and cry, declare ye in Arnon, For spoiled is Moab, Jeremiah 48:21 And judgment hath come in unto the land of the plainunto Holon, And unto Jahazah, and on Mephaath, Jeremiah 48:22 And on Dibon, and on Nebo, And on Beth-Diblathaim, and on Kirathaim, Jeremiah 48:23 And on Beth-Gamul, and on Beth-Meon, Jeremiah 48:24 And on Kerioth, and on Bozrah, And on all cities of the land of Moab, The far off and the near. Jeremiah 48:25 Cut down hath been the horn of Moab, And his arm hath been broken, An affirmation of Jehovah.
and for their contempt of God and his people.
Jeremiah 48:26 Declare ye him drunk, For against Jehovah he made himself great And Moab hath stricken in his vomit, And he hath been for a derisioneven he. Jeremiah 48:27 And was not Israel the derision to thee? Among thieves was he found? For since thy words concerning him, Thou dost bemoan thyself. Jeremiah 48:28 Forsake cities, and dwell in a rock, Ye inhabitants of Moab, And be as a dove making a nest in the passages of a pit's mouth. Jeremiah 48:29 We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, Exceeding proud! His haughtiness, and his arrogance, And his pride, and the height of his heart, Jeremiah 48:30 II have known, an affirmation of Jehovah, His wrath, and [it is] not right, His devicesnot right they have done. Jeremiah 48:31 Therefore for Moab I howl, even for Moaball of it, I cry for men of Kir-Heres, it doth mourn, Jeremiah 48:32 With the weeping of Jazer, I weep for thee, O vine of Sibmah, Thy branches have passed over a sea, Unto the sea of Jazer they have come, On thy summer fruits, and on thy harvest, A spoiler hath fallen. Jeremiah 48:33 And removed hath been joy and gladness From the fruitful field, Even from the land of Moab, And wine from wine-presses I have caused to cease, Shouting doth not proceed, The shouting [is] no shouting! Jeremiah 48:34 Because of the cry of Heshbon unto Elealeh, Unto Jahaz they have given their voice, From Zoar unto Horonaim, A heifer of the third [year], For even waters of Nimrim become desolations. Jeremiah 48:35 And I have caused to cease to Moab, An affirmation of Jehovah, Him who is offering in a high place, And him who is making perfume to his god. Jeremiah 48:36 Therefore my heart for Moab as pipes doth sound, And my heart for men of Kir-Heres As pipes doth sound, Therefore the abundance he made did perish. Jeremiah 48:37 For every head [is] bald, and every beard diminished, On all hands cuttings, and on the loinssackcloth. Jeremiah 48:38 On all roofs of Moab, and in her broad-places, All of it[is] lamentation, For I have broken Moab as a vessel in which there is no pleasure, An affirmation of Jehovah. Jeremiah 48:39 How hath it been broken down! they have howled, How hath Moab turned the neck ashamed, And Moab hath been for a derision. And for a terror to all round about her. Jeremiah 48:40 For thus said Jehovah: Lo, as an eagle he doth flee, And hath spread his wings unto Moab. Jeremiah 48:41 Captured have been the cities, And the strongholds are caught, And the heart of the mighty of Moab Hath been in that day as the heart of a distressed woman. Jeremiah 48:42 And Moab hath been destroyed from [being] a people, For against Jehovah he exerted himself. Jeremiah 48:43 Fear, and a snare, and a gin, [are] for thee, O inhabitant of Moaban affirmation of Jehovah, Jeremiah 48:44 Whoso is fleeing because of the fear falleth into the snare, And whoso is coming up from the snare is captured by the gin, For I bring in unto herunto MoabThe year of their inspection, An affirmation of Jehovah. Jeremiah 48:45 In the shadow of Heshbon stood powerless have fugitives, For fire hath gone forth from Heshbon, And a flame from within Sihon, And it consumeth the corner of Moab, And the crown of the sons of Shaon. Jeremiah 48:46 Woe to thee, O Moab, Perished hath the people of Chemosh, For thy sons were taken with the captives, And thy daughters with the captivity.
The restoration of Moab.
Jeremiah 48:47 And I have turned back [to] the captivity of Moab, In the latter end of the days, An affirmation of Jehovah! Hitherto [is] the judgment of Moab.