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Jeremiah 48 (WEBP)

[1] Of Moab. Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, says: “Woe to Nebo! For it is laid waste. Kiriathaim is disappointed. It is taken. Misgab is put to shame and broken down.
[2] The praise of Moab is no more. In Heshbon they have devised evil against her: ‘Come! Let’s cut her off from being a nation.’ You also, Madmen, will be brought to silence. The sword will pursue you.
[3] The sound of a cry from Horonaim, desolation and great destruction!
[4] Moab is destroyed. Her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.
[5] For they will go up by the ascent of Luhith with continual weeping. For at the descent of Horonaim they have heard the distress of the cry of destruction.
[6] Flee! Save your lives! Be like the juniper bush in the wilderness.
[7] For, because you have trusted in your works and in your treasures, you also will be taken. Chemosh will go out into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
[8] The destroyer will come on every city, and no city will escape; the valley also will perish, and the plain will be destroyed, as Yahweh has spoken.
[9] Give wings to Moab, that she may fly and get herself away: and her cities will become a desolation, without anyone to dwell in them.
[10] “Cursed is he who does the work of Yahweh negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.
[11] “Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his dregs, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into captivity; therefore his taste remains in him, and his scent is not changed.
[12] Therefore behold, the days come,” says Yahweh, “that I will send to him those who pour off, and they will pour him off; and they will empty his vessels, and break their containers in pieces.
[13] Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.
[14] “How do you say, ‘We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war’?
[15] Moab is laid waste, and they have gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men have gone down to the slaughter,” says the King, whose name is Yahweh of Armies.
[16] “The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hurries fast.
[17] All you who are around him, bemoan him; and all you who know his name, say, ‘How the strong staff is broken, the beautiful rod!’
[18] “You daughter who dwells in Dibon, come down from your glory, and sit in thirst; for the destroyer of Moab has come up against you. He has destroyed your strongholds.
[19] Inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way and watch. Ask him who flees, and her who escapes; say, ‘What has been done?’
[20] Moab is disappointed; for it is broken down. Wail and cry! Tell it by the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.
[21] Judgment has come on the plain country— on Holon, on Jahzah, on Mephaath,
[22] on Dibon, on Nebo, on Beth Diblathaim,
[23] on Kiriathaim, on Beth Gamul, on Beth Meon,
[24] on Kerioth, on Bozrah, and on all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
[25] The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken,” says Yahweh.
[26] “Make him drunk, for he magnified himself against Yahweh. Moab will wallow in his vomit, and he also will be in derision.
[27] For wasn’t Israel a derision to you? Was he found among thieves? For as often as you speak of him, you shake your head.
[28] You inhabitants of Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock. Be like the dove that makes her nest over the mouth of the abyss.
[29] “We have heard of the pride of Moab. He is very proud in his loftiness, his pride, his arrogance, and the arrogance of his heart.
[30] I know his wrath,” says Yahweh, “that it is nothing; his boastings have done nothing.
[31] Therefore I will wail for Moab. Yes, I will cry out for all Moab. They will mourn for the men of Kir Heres.
[32] With more than the weeping of Jazer I will weep for you, vine of Sibmah. Your branches passed over the sea. They reached even to the sea of Jazer. The destroyer has fallen on your summer fruits and on your vintage.
[33] Gladness and joy is taken away from the fruitful field and from the land of Moab. I have caused wine to cease from the wine presses. No one will tread with shouting. The shouting will be no shouting.
[34] From the cry of Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz they have uttered their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim, to Eglath Shelishiyah; for the waters of Nimrim will also become desolate.
[35] Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab,” says Yahweh, “him who offers in the high place, and him who burns incense to his gods.
[36] Therefore my heart sounds for Moab like flutes, and my heart sounds like flutes for the men of Kir Heres. Therefore the abundance that he has gotten has perished.
[37] For every head is bald, and every beard clipped. There are cuttings on all the hands, and sackcloth on the waist.
[38] On all the housetops of Moab, and in its streets, there is lamentation everywhere; for I have broken Moab like a vessel in which no one delights,” says Yahweh.
[39] “How it is broken down! How they wail! How Moab has turned the back with shame! So will Moab become a derision and a terror to all who are around him.”
[40] For Yahweh says: “Behold, he will fly as an eagle, and will spread out his wings against Moab.
[41] Kerioth is taken, and the strongholds are seized. The heart of the mighty men of Moab at that day will be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
[42] Moab will be destroyed from being a people, because he has magnified himself against Yahweh.
[43] Terror, the pit, and the snare are on you, inhabitant of Moab,” says Yahweh.
[44] “He who flees from the terror will fall into the pit; and he who gets up out of the pit will be taken in the snare, for I will bring on him, even on Moab, the year of their visitation,” says Yahweh.
[45] “Those who fled stand without strength under the shadow of Heshbon; for a fire has gone out of Heshbon, and a flame from the middle of Sihon, and has devoured the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
[46] Woe to you, O Moab! The people of Chemosh are undone; for your sons are taken away captive, and your daughters into captivity.
[47] “Yet I will reverse the captivity of Moab in the latter days,” says Yahweh. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.

Jeremiah 48:1 or, The stronghold

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Jeremiah 48 (KJVS)

[1] Against Moab thus saith () the LORD of hosts , the God of Israel ; Woe unto Nebo ! for it is spoiled (): Kiriathaim is confounded () [and] taken (): Misgab is confounded () and dismayed ().
[2] [There shall be] no more praise of Moab : in Heshbon they have devised () evil against it; come (), and let us cut it off () from [being] a nation . Also thou shalt be cut down (), O Madmen ; the sword shall pursue () thee .
[3] A voice of crying [shall be] from Horonaim , spoiling and great destruction .
[4] Moab is destroyed (); her little ones have caused a cry to be heard ().
[5] For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up (); for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard () a cry of destruction .
[6] Flee (), save () your lives , and be () like the heath in the wilderness .
[7] For because thou hast trusted () in thy works and in thy treasures , thou shalt also be taken (): and Chemosh shall go forth () into captivity [with] his priests and his princes together .
[8] And the spoiler () shall come () upon every city , and no city shall escape (): the valley also shall perish (), and the plain shall be destroyed (), as the LORD hath spoken ().
[9] Give () wings unto Moab , that it may flee () and get away (): for the cities thereof shall be desolate , without any to dwell () therein .
[10] Cursed () [be] he that doeth () the work of the LORD deceitfully , and cursed () [be] he that keepeth back () his sword from blood .
[11] Moab hath been at ease () from his youth , and he hath settled () on his lees , and hath not been emptied () from vessel to vessel , neither hath he gone () into captivity : therefore his taste remained () in him, and his scent is not changed ().
[12] Therefore, behold, the days come (), saith () the LORD , that I will send () unto him wanderers (), that shall cause him to wander (), and shall empty () his vessels , and break () their bottles .
[13] And Moab shall be ashamed () of Chemosh , as the house of Israel was ashamed () of Bethel their confidence .
[14] How say () ye, We [are] mighty and strong men for the war ?
[15] Moab is spoiled (), and gone up () [out of] her cities , and his chosen young men are gone down () to the slaughter , saith () the King , whose name [is] the LORD of hosts .
[16] The calamity of Moab [is] near to come (), and his affliction hasteth () fast .
[17] All ye that are about him, bemoan () him; and all ye that know () his name , say (), How is the strong staff broken (), [and] the beautiful rod !
[18] Thou daughter that dost inhabit () Dibon , come down () from [thy] glory , and sit () in thirst ; for the spoiler () of Moab shall come () upon thee, [and] he shall destroy () thy strong holds .
[19] O inhabitant () of Aroer , stand () by the way , and espy (); ask () him that fleeth (), and her that escapeth (), [and] say (), What is done ()?
[20] Moab is confounded (); for it is broken down (): howl () and cry (); tell () ye it in Arnon , that Moab is spoiled (),
[21] And judgment is come () upon the plain country ; upon Holon , and upon Jahazah , and upon Mephaath ,
[22] And upon Dibon , and upon Nebo , and upon Bethdiblathaim ,
[23] And upon Kiriathaim , and upon Bethgamul , and upon Bethmeon ,
[24] And upon Kerioth , and upon Bozrah , and upon all the cities of the land of Moab , far or near .
[25] The horn of Moab is cut off (), and his arm is broken (), saith () the LORD .
[26] Make ye him drunken (): for he magnified () [himself] against the LORD : Moab also shall wallow () in his vomit , and he also shall be in derision .
[27] For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found () among thieves ? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst () for joy.
[28] O ye that dwell () in Moab , leave () the cities , and dwell () in the rock , and be like the dove [that] maketh her nest () in the sides of the hole’s mouth .
[29] We have heard () the pride of Moab , (he is exceeding proud ) his loftiness , and his arrogancy , and his pride , and the haughtiness of his heart .
[30] I know () his wrath , saith () the LORD ; but [it shall] not [be] so; his lies shall not so effect () [it].
[31] Therefore will I howl () for Moab , and I will cry out () for all Moab ; [mine heart] shall mourn () for the men of Kirheres .
[32] O vine of Sibmah , I will weep () for thee with the weeping of Jazer : thy plants are gone over () the sea , they reach () [even] to the sea of Jazer : the spoiler () is fallen () upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage .
[33] And joy and gladness is taken () from the plentiful field , and from the land of Moab ; and I have caused wine to fail () from the winepresses : none shall tread () with shouting ; [their] shouting [shall be] no shouting .
[34] From the cry of Heshbon [even] unto Elealeh , [and even] unto Jahaz , have they uttered () their voice , from Zoar [even] unto Horonaim , [as] an heifer of three years old : for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate .
[35] Moreover I will cause to cease () in Moab , saith () the LORD , him that offereth () in the high places , and him that burneth incense () to his gods .
[36] Therefore mine heart shall sound () for Moab like pipes , and mine heart shall sound () like pipes for the men of Kirheres : because the riches [that] he hath gotten () are perished ().
[37] For every head [shall be] bald , and every beard clipped (): upon all the hands [shall be] cuttings , and upon the loins sackcloth .
[38] [There shall be] lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab , and in the streets thereof: for I have broken () Moab like a vessel wherein [is] no pleasure , saith () the LORD .
[39] They shall howl (), [saying], How is it broken down ()! how hath Moab turned () the back with shame ()! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.
[40] For thus saith () the LORD ; Behold, he shall fly () as an eagle , and shall spread () his wings over Moab .
[41] Kerioth is taken (), and the strong holds are surprised (), and the mighty men’s hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs ().
[42] And Moab shall be destroyed () from [being] a people , because he hath magnified () [himself] against the LORD .
[43] Fear , and the pit , and the snare , [shall be] upon thee, O inhabitant () of Moab , saith () the LORD .
[44] He that fleeth () (8675) from the fear shall fall () into the pit ; and he that getteth up () out of the pit shall be taken () in the snare : for I will bring () upon it, [even] upon Moab , the year of their visitation , saith () the LORD .
[45] They that fled () stood () under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force : but a fire shall come forth () out of Heshbon , and a flame from the midst of Sihon , and shall devour () the corner of Moab , and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones .
[46] Woe be unto thee, O Moab ! the people of Chemosh perisheth (): for thy sons are taken () captives , and thy daughters captives .
[47] Yet will I bring again () the captivity of Moab in the latter days , saith () the LORD . Thus far [is] the judgment of Moab .

Young’s Literal Translation

Jeremiah 48 (YLT)

[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.
[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.
[3] A voice of a cry is from Horonaim, Spoiling and great destruction.
[4] Destroyed hath been Moab, Caused a cry to be heard have her little ones.
[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.
[6] Flee ye, deliver yourselves, Ye are as a naked thing in a wilderness.
[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.
[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.
[9] Give wings to Moab, for she utterly goeth out, And her cities are for a desolation, Without an inhabitant in them.
[10] Cursed is he who is doing the work of Jehovah slothfully, And cursed is he Who is withholding his sword from blood.
[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.
[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.
[13] And ashamed hath been Moab because of Chemosh, As the house of Israel have been ashamed Because of Beth-El their confidence.
[14] How do ye say, We are mighty, And men of strength for battle?
[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.
[16] Near is the calamity of Moab to come, And his affliction hath hasted exceedingly.
[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.
[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.
[19] On the way stand, and watch, O inhabitant of Aroer, Ask the fugitive and escaped, Say, What hath happened?
[20] Put to shame hath been Moab, For it hath been broken down, Howl and cry, declare ye in Arnon, For spoiled is Moab,
[21] And judgment hath come in unto the land of the plain-unto Holon, And unto Jahazah, and on Mephaath,
[22] And on Dibon, and on Nebo, And on Beth-Diblathaim, and on Kirathaim,
[23] And on Beth-Gamul, and on Beth-Meon,
[24] And on Kerioth, and on Bozrah, And on all cities of the land of Moab, The far off and the near.
[25] Cut down hath been the horn of Moab, And his arm hath been broken, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[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 derision-even he.
[27] And was not Israel the derision to thee? Among thieves was he found? For since thy words concerning him, Thou dost bemoan thyself.
[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.
[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,
[30] I-I have known, an affirmation of Jehovah, His wrath, and it is not right, His devices-not right they have done.
[31] Therefore for Moab I howl, even for Moab-all of it, I cry for men of Kir-Heres, it doth mourn,
[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.
[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!
[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.
[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.
[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.
[37] For every head is bald, and every beard diminished, On all hands cuttings, and on the loins-sackcloth.
[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.
[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.
[40] For thus said Jehovah: Lo, as an eagle he doth flee, And hath spread his wings unto Moab.
[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.
[42] And Moab hath been destroyed from being a people, For against Jehovah he exerted himself.
[43] Fear, and a snare, and a gin, are for thee, O inhabitant of Moab-an affirmation of Jehovah,
[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 her-unto Moab- The year of their inspection, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[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.
[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.
[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.