1 Emittite agnum dominatori terrae de Petra deserti ad montem filiae Sion.
2 Et erit: sicut avis fugiens, et pulli de nido avolantes, sic erunt filiae Moab ad vada Arnon.
3 Affer consilium, fac iudicium; pone quasi noctem umbram tuam in meridie, absconde fugientes et vagos ne prodas.
4 Habitent apud te profugi Moab; esto latibulum eorum a facie vastatoris; finitus est enim exactor, consummata est devastatio, defecit calcator a terra.
5 Et firmabitur in misericordia solium; et sedebit super illud in veritate, in tabernaculo David, iudicans et quaerens iudicium et velociter reddens, quod iustum est.
6 Audivimus superbiam Moab C superbus est valde C superbiam eius et arrogantiam eius et indignationem eius et iactantiam eius non rectam.
7 Idcirco ululabit Moab super Moab, omnes ululabunt; super placentas Cirhareseth lamentantur percussi.
8 Quoniam suburbana Hesebon deserta sunt et vinea Sabama; dominos gentium perdiderunt uvae eius; usque ad Iazer pervenerunt, erraverunt in deserto: propagines eius diffusae sunt, transierunt mare.
9 Super hoc plorabo in fletu Iazer vineam Sabama; inebriabo te lacrima mea, Hesebon et Eleale, quoniam super vindemiam tuam et super messem tuam clamor cecidit.
10 Et ablata est laetitia et exsultatio de hortis, et in vineis non exsultant neque iubilant. Vinum in torculari non calcabit, qui calcare consueverat; clamor cessavit.
11 Ideo venter meus super Moab quasi cithara fremit, et viscera mea super Cirhareseth.
12 Et erit: cum apparuerit et laboraverit Moab super excelsis, ingredietur ad sancta sua, ut obsecret, et non valebit.
13 Et hoc verbum, quod locutus est Dominus ad Moab ex tunc;
14 nunc autem loquitur Dominus dicens: "In tribus annis, quasi anni mercennarii, auferetur gloria Moab cum omni populo multo, et residuum parvum et modicum nequaquam ingens erit".
King James Version
1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
6 ¶ We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.
8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
9 ¶ Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh.
12 ¶ And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.
14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.