1 The oracle concerning aMoab. Surely in a night bAr of Moab is devastated and ruined; Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined. 2 They have gone up to the temple and to aDibon, even to the high places to weep. Moab wails over Nebo and Medeba; Everyone's head is bbald and every beard is cut off. 3 In their streets they have girded themselves with asackcloth; bOn their housetops and in their squares Everyone is wailing, cdissolved in tears. 4 aHeshbon 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. 5 My heart cries out for Moab; His fugitives are as far as aZoar and Eglath-shelishiyah, For they go up the bascent of Luhith weeping; Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress cover their ruin. 6 For the awaters of Nimrim are desolate. Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass died out, There is bno green thing. 7 Therefore the aabundance which they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of Arabim. 8 For 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. 9 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon, A alion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.