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Isaiah 16 (WEBP)

[1] Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.
[2] For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.
[3] Give counsel! Execute justice! Make your shade like the night in the middle of the noonday! Hide the outcasts! Don’t betray the fugitive!
[4] Let my outcasts dwell with you! As for Moab, be a hiding place for him from the face of the destroyer. For the extortionist is brought to nothing. Destruction ceases. The oppressors are consumed out of the land.
[5] A throne will be established in loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.
[6] We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing.
[7] Therefore Moab will wail for Moab. Everyone will wail. You will mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir Hareseth, utterly stricken.
[8] For the fields of Heshbon languish with the vine of Sibmah. The lords of the nations have broken down its choice branches, which reached even to Jazer, which wandered into the wilderness. Its shoots were spread abroad. They passed over the sea.
[9] Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with my tears, Heshbon, and Elealeh: for on your summer fruits and on your harvest the battle shout has fallen.
[10] Gladness is taken away, and joy out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there will be no singing, neither joyful noise. Nobody will tread out wine in the presses. I have made the shouting stop.
[11] Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres.
[12] It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail.
[13] This is the word that Yahweh spoke concerning Moab in time past.
[14] But now Yahweh has spoken, saying, “Within three years, as a worker bound by contract would count them, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant will be very small and feeble.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Isaiah 16 (KJVS)

[1] Send () ye the lamb to the ruler () of the land from Sela to the wilderness , unto the mount of the daughter of Zion .
[2] For it shall be, [that], as a wandering () bird cast out () of the nest , [so] the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon .
[3] Take () counsel , execute () judgment ; make () thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; hide () the outcasts (); bewray () not him that wandereth ().
[4] Let mine outcasts () dwell () with thee, Moab ; be () thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler (): for the extortioner () is at an end (), the spoiler ceaseth (), the oppressors () are consumed () out of the land .
[5] And in mercy shall the throne be established (): and he shall sit () upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David , judging (), and seeking () judgment , and hasting righteousness .
[6] We have heard () of the pride of Moab ; [he is] very proud : [even] of his haughtiness , and his pride , and his wrath : [but] his lies [shall] not [be] so.
[7] Therefore shall Moab howl () for Moab , every one shall howl (): for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn (); surely [they are] stricken .
[8] For the fields of Heshbon languish (), [and] the vine of Sibmah : the lords of the heathen have broken down () the principal plants thereof, they are come () [even] unto Jazer , they wandered () [through] the wilderness : her branches are stretched out (), they are gone over () the sea .
[9] Therefore I will bewail () with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah : I will water () thee with my tears , O Heshbon , and Elealeh : for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen ().
[10] And gladness is taken away (), and joy out of the plentiful field ; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing (), neither shall there be shouting (): the treaders () shall tread out () no wine in [their] presses ; I have made [their vintage] shouting to cease ().
[11] Wherefore my bowels shall sound () like an harp for Moab , and mine inward parts for Kirharesh .
[12] And it shall come to pass, when it is seen () that Moab is weary () on the high place , that he shall come () to his sanctuary to pray (); but he shall not prevail ().
[13] This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken () concerning Moab since that time .
[14] But now the LORD hath spoken (), saying (), Within three years , as the years of an hireling , and the glory of Moab shall be contemned (), with all that great multitude ; and the remnant [shall be] very small [and] feeble .

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 16 (YLT)

[1] Send ye a lamb to the ruler of the land, From Selah in the wilderness, Unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
[2] And it hath come to pass, As a wandering bird, a nest cast out, Are daughters of Moab, at fords of Arnon.
[3] Bring ye in counsel, do judgment, Make as night thy shadow in the midst of noon, Hide outcasts, the wanderer reveal not.
[4] Sojourn in thee do My outcasts, O Moab, Be a secret hiding-place to them, From the face of a destroyer, For ceased hath the extortioner, Finished hath been a destroyer, Consumed the treaders down out of the land.
[5] And established in kindness is the throne, And one hath sat on it in truth, in the tent of David, Judging and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
[6] We have heard of the pride of Moab-very proud, His pride, and his arrogance, and his wrath, Not right are his devices.
[7] Therefore howl doth Moab for Moab, all of it doth howl, For the grape-cakes of Kir-Hareseth it meditateth, Surely they are smitten.
[8] Because fields of Heshbon languish, The vine of Sibmah, Lords of nations did beat her choice vines, Unto Jazer they have come, They have wandered in a wilderness, Her plants have spread themselves, They have passed over a sea.
[9] Therefore I weep with the weeping of Jazer, The vine of Sibmah, I water thee with my tear, O Heshbon and Elealeh, For-for thy summer fruits, and for thy harvest, The shouting hath fallen.
[10] And removed have been gladness and joy from the fruitful field, And in vineyards they sing not, nor shout, Wine in the presses treadeth not the treader, Shouting I have caused to cease.
[11] Therefore my bowels for Moab as a harp do sound, And mine inward parts for Kir-Haresh.
[12] And it hath come to pass, when it hath been seen, That weary hath been Moab on the high place, And he hath come unto his sanctuary to pray, And is not able.
[13] This is the word that Jehovah hath spoken unto Moab from that time,
[14] And now hath Jehovah spoken, saying, ‘In three years, as years of an hireling, Lightly esteemed is the honour of Moab, With all the great multitude, And the remnant is little, small, not mighty!’