1The burden of Moab: for in a night, Ar of Moab is laid waste,
and brought to nothing; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste,
and brought to nothing.
2They have gone up to Bayith, and to
Dibon, to the high places, to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba.
Baldness is on all of their heads. Every beard is cut off.
3In their streets,
they dress themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops,
everyone wails, weeping abundantly.
4Heshbon cries out with
Elealeh. Their voice is heard even to Jahaz. Therefore the armed men of Moab
cry aloud. Their souls tremble within them.
5My heart cries out for Moab!
Her nobles flee to Zoar, to Eglath Shelishiyah; for they go up by the ascent of
Luhith with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim, they raise up a
cry of destruction.
6For the waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the
grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing.
7Therefore they will carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored
up, over the brook of the willows.
8For the cry has
gone around the borders of Moab; its wailing to Eglaim, and its
wailing to Beer Elim.
9For the waters of Dimon are full of blood;
for I will bring yet more on Dimon, a lion on those of Moab who escape, and
on the remnant of the land.