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Jeremiah 48

Jeremiah 48:1  
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.

Jeremiah 48:2  
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.

Jeremiah 48:3  
The sound of a cry from Horonaim, desolation and great destruction!

Jeremiah 48:4  
Moab is destroyed. Her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.

Jeremiah 48:5  
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.

Jeremiah 48:6  
Flee! Save your lives! Be like the juniper bush in the wilderness.

Jeremiah 48:7  
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.

Jeremiah 48:8  
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.

Jeremiah 48:9  
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.

Jeremiah 48:10  
“Cursed is he who does the work of Yahweh negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

Jeremiah 48:11  
“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.

Jeremiah 48:12  
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.

Jeremiah 48:13  
Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.

Jeremiah 48:14  
“How do you say, ‘We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war’?

Jeremiah 48:15  
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.

Jeremiah 48:16  
“The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hurries fast.

Jeremiah 48:17  
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!’

Jeremiah 48:18  
“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.

Jeremiah 48:19  
Inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way and watch. Ask him who flees, and her who escapes; say, ‘What has been done?’

Jeremiah 48:20  
Moab is disappointed; for it is broken down. Wail and cry! Tell it by the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.

Jeremiah 48:21  
Judgment has come on the plain country— on Holon, on Jahzah, on Mephaath,

Jeremiah 48:22  
on Dibon, on Nebo, on Beth Diblathaim,

Jeremiah 48:23  
on Kiriathaim, on Beth Gamul, on Beth Meon,

Jeremiah 48:24  
on Kerioth, on Bozrah, and on all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.

Jeremiah 48:25  
The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken,” says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 48:26  
“Make him drunk, for he magnified himself against Yahweh. Moab will wallow in his vomit, and he also will be in derision.

Jeremiah 48:27  
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.

Jeremiah 48:28  
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.

Jeremiah 48:29  
“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.

Jeremiah 48:30  
I know his wrath,” says Yahweh, “that it is nothing; his boastings have done nothing.

Jeremiah 48:31  
Therefore I will wail for Moab. Yes, I will cry out for all Moab. They will mourn for the men of Kir Heres.

Jeremiah 48:32  
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.

Jeremiah 48:33  
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.

Jeremiah 48:34  
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.

Jeremiah 48:35  
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.

Jeremiah 48:36  
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.

Jeremiah 48:37  
For every head is bald, and every beard clipped. There are cuttings on all the hands, and sackcloth on the waist.

Jeremiah 48:38  
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.

Jeremiah 48:39  
“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.”

Jeremiah 48:40  
For Yahweh says: “Behold, he will fly as an eagle, and will spread out his wings against Moab.

Jeremiah 48:41  
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.

Jeremiah 48:42  
Moab will be destroyed from being a people, because he has magnified himself against Yahweh.

Jeremiah 48:43  
Terror, the pit, and the snare are on you, inhabitant of Moab,” says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 48:44  
“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.

Jeremiah 48:45  
“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.

Jeremiah 48:46  
Woe to you, O Moab! The people of Chemosh are undone; for your sons are taken away captive, and your daughters into captivity.

Jeremiah 48:47  
“Yet I will reverse the captivity of Moab in the latter days,” says Yahweh. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.


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