Isaiah 15

An Oracle Concerning Moab

1 The a burden 1 against Moab.
Because in the night b Ar of c Moab is laid waste
And destroyed,
Because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste
And destroyed,
2 He has gone up to the 2 temple and Dibon,
To the high places to weep.
Moab will wail over Nebo and over Medeba;
d On all their heads will be baldness,
And every beard cut off.
3 In their streets they will clothe themselves with sackcloth;
On the tops of their houses
And in their streets
Everyone will wail, e weeping bitterly.
4 Heshbon and Elealeh will cry out,
Their voice shall be heard as far as f Jahaz;
Therefore the 3 armed soldiers of Moab will cry out;
His life will be burdensome to him.
5 "My g heart will cry out for Moab;
His fugitives shall flee to Zoar,
Like 4 a three-year-old heifer.
For h by the Ascent of Luhith
They will go up with weeping;
For in the way of Horonaim
They will raise up a cry of destruction,
6 For the waters i of Nimrim will be desolate,
For the green grass has withered away;
The grass fails, there is nothing green.
7 Therefore the abundance they have gained,
And what they have laid up,
They will carry away to the Brook of the Willows.
8 For the cry has gone all around the borders of Moab,
Its wailing to Eglaim
And its wailing to Beer Elim.
9 For the waters of 5 Dimon will be full of blood;
Because I will bring more upon Dimon,
j Lions upon him who escapes from Moab,
And on the remnant of the land."

  1. Cross References
    2 Kings 3:4
    Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheepbreeder, and he regularly paid the king of Israel one hundred thousand lambs and the wool of one hundred thousand rams.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 2:9
    "Then the LORD said to me, 'Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.'"
    Numbers 21:28
    For fire went out from Heshbon, A flame from the city of Sihon; It consumed Ar of Moab, The lords of the heights of the Arnon.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 15:1
    The burden against Moab. Because in the night A...
    Isaiah 16:14
    But now the LORD has spoken, saying, "Within th...
    Jeremiah 25:21
    Edom, Moab, and the people of Ammon.
    Jeremiah 48:1 - 47
    Against Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the ...
    Amos 2:1 - 3
    Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions o...
    Zephaniah 2:8 - 11
    I have heard the reproach of Moab, And the insu...
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 21:5
    They shall not make any bald place on their heads, nor shall they shave the edges of their beards nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
    Jeremiah 48:37
    For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped; On all the hands shall be cuts, and on the loins sackcloth -
  5. Cross References
    Jeremiah 48:38
    A general lamentation On all the housetops of Moab, And in its streets; For I have broken Moab like a vessel in which is no pleasure," says the LORD.
  6. Cross References
    Numbers 21:28
    For fire went out from Heshbon, A flame from the city of Sihon; It consumed Ar of Moab, The lords of the heights of the Arnon.
    Numbers 32:3
    Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon.
    Jeremiah 48:34
    From the cry of Heshbon to Elealeh and to Jahaz They have uttered their voice, From Zoar to Horonaim, Like a three-year-old heifer; For the waters of Nimrim also shall be desolate.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 16:11
    Therefore my heart shall resound like a harp for Moab, And my inner being for Kir Heres.
    Jeremiah 48:31
    Therefore I will wail for Moab, And I will cry out for all Moab; I will mourn for the men of Kir Heres.
  8. Cross References
    Jeremiah 48:5
    For in the Ascent of Luhith they ascend with continual weeping; For in the descent of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 32:36
    Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran, fortified cities, and folds for sheep.
  10. Cross References
    2 Kings 17:25
    And it was so, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which killed some of them.
    Jeremiah 50:17
    "Israel is like scattered sheep; The lions have driven him away. First the king of Assyria devoured him; Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones."
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