1The oracle concerning Moab.
Surely in a night Ar of Moab is devastated [and] ruined;
Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated [and] ruined.
2They have gone up to the temple and [to] Dibon, [even] to the high places to weep.
Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba;
Everyone’s head is bald [and] every beard is cut off.
3In their streets they have girded themselves with sackcloth;
On their housetops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, dissolved in tears.
4Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out,
Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;
Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
His soul trembles within him.
5My heart cries out for Moab;
His fugitives are as far as Zoar [and] Eglath-shelishiyah,
For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping;
Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over [their] ruin.
6For the waters of Nimrim are desolate.
Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass died out,
There is no green thing.
7Therefore the abundance [which] they have acquired and stored up
They carry off over the brook of Arabim.
8For the cry of distress has gone around the territory of Moab,
Its wail [goes] as far as Eglaim and its wailing even to Beer-elim.
9For the waters of Dimon are full of blood;
Surely I will bring added [woes] upon Dimon,
A lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.