Jeremiah 48

Brenton(i) 1 (31:1) Thus has the Lord said concerning MOAB, Woe to Nabau! for it has perished: Cariathaim is taken: Amath and Agath are put to shame. 2 (31:2) There is no longer any healing for Moab, nor glorying in Esebon: he has devised evils against her: we have cut her off from being a nation, and she shall be completely still: after thee shall go a sword; 3 (31:3) for there is a voice of men crying out of Oronaim, destruction and great ruin. 4 (31:4) Moab is ruined, proclaim it to Zogora: 5 (31:5) for Aloth is filled with weeping: one shall go up weeping by the way of Oronaim; ye have heard a cry of destruction. 6 (31:6) Flee ye, and save your lives, and ye shall be as a wild ass in the desert. 7 (31:7) Since thou hast trusted in thy strong-hold, therefore thou shalt be taken: and Chamos shall go forth into captivity, and his priests, and his princes together. 8 (31:8) And destruction shall come upon every city, it shall by no means escape; the valley also shall perish, and the plain country shall be completely destroyed, as the Lord has said. 9 (31:9) Set marks upon Moab, for she shall be touched with a plague-spot, and all her cities shall become desolate; whence shall there be an inhabitant for her? 10 (31:10) Cursed is the man that does the works of the Lord carelessly, keeping back his sword from blood. 11 (31:11) Moab has been at ease from a child, and trusted in his glory; he has not poured out his liquor from vessel to vessel, and has not gone into banishment, therefore his taste remained in him, and his smell departed not. 12 (31:12) Therefore, behold, his days come, saith the Lord, when I shall send upon him bad leaders, and they shall lead him astray, and they shall utterly break in pieces his possessions, and shall cut his horns asunder. 13 (31:13) And Moab shall be ashamed of Chamos, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Baethel their hope, having trusted in them. 14 (31:14) How will ye say, We are strong, and men strong for war? 15 (31:15) Moab is ruined, even his city, and his choice young men have gone down to slaughter. 16 (31:16) The day of Moab is near at hand, and his iniquity moves swiftly to vengeance. 17 (31:17) Shake the head at him, all ye that are round about him; all of you utter his name; say ye, How is the glorious staff broken to pieces, the rod of magnificence! 18 (31:18) Come down from thy glory, and sit down in a damp place: Daebon shall be broken, because Moab is destroyed: there has gone up against thee one to ravage thy strong-hold. 19 (31:19) Stand by the way, and look, thou that dwellest in Arer; and ask him that is fleeing, and him that escapes, and say, What has happened? 20 (31:20) Moab is put to shame, because he is broken: howl and cry; proclaim in Arnon, that Moab has perished. 21 (31:21) And judgment is coming against the land of Misor, upon Chelon, and Rephas, and Mophas, 22 (31:22) and upon Daebon, and upon Nabau, and upon the house of Daethlathaim, 23 (31:23) and upon Cariathaim, and upon the house of Gaemol, and upon the house of Maon, 24 (31:24) and upon Carioth, and upon Bosor, and upon all the cities of Moab, far and near. 25 (31:25) The horn of Moab is broken, and his arm is crushed. 26 (31:26) Make ye him drunk; for he has magnified himself against the Lord: and Moab shall clap with his hand, and shall be also himself a laughing-stock. 27 (31:27) For surely Israel was to thee a laughing-stock, and was found among thy thefts, because thou didst fight against him. 28 (31:28) The inhabitants of Moab have left the cities, and dwelt in rocks; they have become as doves nestling in rocks, at the mouth of a cave. 29 (31:29) And I have heard of the pride of Moab, he has greatly heightened his pride and his haughtiness, and his heart has been lifted up. 30 (31:30) But I know his works: is it not enough for him? has he not done thus? 31 (31:31) Therefore howl ye for Moab on all sides; cry out against the shorn men in a gloomy place. I will weep for thee, 32 (31:32) O vine of Aserema, as with the weeping of Jazer: thy branches are gone over the sea, they reached the cities of Jazer: destruction has come upon thy fruits, and upon thy grape-gatherers. 33 (31:33) Joy and gladness have been utterly swept off the land of Moab: and though there was wine in thy presses, in the morning they trod it not, neither in the evening did they raise the cry of joy. 34 (31:34) From the cry of Esebon even to Aetam their cities uttered their voice, from Zogor to Oronaim, and their tidings as a heifer of three years old, for the water also of Nebrin shall be dried up. 35 (31:35) And I will destroy Moab, saith the Lord, as he comes up to the altar, and burns incense to his gods. 36 (31:36) Therefore the heart of Moab shall sound as pipes, my heart shall sound as a pipe for the shorn men; forasmuch as what every man has gained has perished from him. 37 (31:37) They shall all have their heads shaved in every place, and every beard shall be shaved; and all hands shall beat the breasts, and on all loins shall be sackcloth. 38 (31:38) And on all the housetops of Moab, and in his streets shall be mourning: for I have broken him, saith the Lord, as a vessel, which is useless. 39 (31:39) How has he changed! how has Moab turned his back! Moab is put to shame, and become a laughing-stock, and an object of anger to all that are round about him. 40 (31:40) For thus said the Lord; 41 (31:41) Carioth is taken, and the strong-holds have been taken together. 42 (31:42) And Moab shall perish from being a multitude, because he has magnified himself against the Lord. 43 (31:43) A snare, and fear, and the pit, are upon thee, O inhabitant off Moab. 44 (31:44) he that flees from the terror shall fall into the pit, and he that comes up out of the pit shall even be taken in the snare: for I will bring these things upon Moab in the year of their visitation. 45 (OMITTED TEXT) 46 (OMITTED TEXT) 47 (OMITTED TEXT)