1 Ad Moab. Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: "Vae super Nabo, quoniam vastata est et confusa! Capta est Cariathaim, confusa est arx et tremuit.
2 Non est ultra exsultatio in Moab; in Hesebon cogitaverunt malum contra eam: "Venite et disperdamus eam de gente". Tu quoque, Madmen, conticesces, sequeturque te gladius.
3 Vox clamoris de Oronaim: "Vastitas et contritio magna".
4 Contrita est Moab, auditum fecerunt clamorem usque ad Segor.
5 Per ascensum enim Luith plorans ascendit in fletu, quoniam in descensu Oronaim hostes ululatum contritionis audierunt:
6 "Fugite, salvate animas vestras et eritis quasi myricae in deserto".
7 Pro eo enim quod habuisti fiduciam in operibus tuis et in thesauris tuis, tu quoque capieris; et ibit Chamos in transmigrationem, sacerdotes eius et principes eius simul.
8 Et veniet praedo ad omnem urbem, et urbs nulla salvabitur; et peribit vallis, et dissipabuntur campestria, quoniam dixit Dominus.
9 Date pennas ad volandum; et civitates eius desertae erunt et inhabitabiles.
10 Maledictus, qui facit opus Domini neglegenter, et maledictus, qui prohibet gladium suum a sanguine.
11 Securus fuit Moab ab adulescentia sua et requievit in faecibus suis nec transfusus est de vase in vas et in transmigrationem non abiit; idcirco permansit gustus eius in eo, et odor eius non est immutatus.
12 Propterea, ecce, dies veniunt, dicit Dominus, et mittam ei stratores laguncularum; et sternent eum et vasa eius exhaurient et lagunculas eorum collident.
13 Et confundetur Moab a Chamos, sicut confusa est domus Israel a Bethel, in qua habebat fiduciam.
14 Quomodo dicitis: "Fortes sumus et viri robusti ad proeliandum"?
15 Vastata est Moab, et ascenderunt civitates illius, et electi iuvenes eius descenderunt in occisionem, ait rex, Dominus exercituum nomen eius.
16 Prope est interitus Moab ut veniat, et malum eius velociter accurret nimis.
17 Lugete super eum, omnes, qui estis in circuitu eius; et universi, qui scitis nomen eius, dicite: "Quomodo confracta est virga fortis, baculus gloriosus?".
18 Descende de gloria et sede in siti, habitatrix filia Dibon, quoniam vastator Moab ascendit ad te, dissipavit munitiones tuas.
19 Ad viam sta et prospice, habitatrix Aroer; interroga fugientem et eam, quae evasit. Dic: "Quid accidit?".
20 Confusus est Moab, quoniam victus est. Ululate et clamate; annuntiate in Arnon, quoniam vastatus est Moab.
21 Et iudicium venit ad terram campestrem super Helon et super Iasa et super Mephaath
22 et super Dibon et super Nabo et super Bethdeblathaim,
23 et super Cariathaim et super Bethgamul et super Bethmaon
24 et super Carioth et super Bosra et super omnes civitates terrae Moab, quae longe et quae prope sunt.
25 Abscissum est cornu Moab, et brachium eius contritum est, ait Dominus.
26 Inebriate eum, quoniam contra Dominum erectus est; et allidet manum Moab in vomitu suo, et erit in derisum etiam ipse.
27 Nonne in derisum tibi fuit Israel? Num inter fures repertus est? Quotiescumque enim adversum illum loquebaris, caput movebas.
28 Relinquite civitates et habitate in petra, habitatores Moab, et estote quasi columba nidificans in parietibus apertae voraginis.
29 Audivimus superbiam Moab, superbus est valde; sublimitatem eius et arrogantiam et superbiam et altitudinem cordis eius.
30 Ego scio, ait Dominus, iactantiam eius, et quod non sint rectae fabulationes, nec recta fecerint.
31 Ideo super Moab eiulabo et super Moab universam clamabo, super viros Cirhareseth plorabitur.
32 Plus quam in planctu Iazer plorabo tibi, vinea Sabama; propagines tuae transierunt mare, usque ad Iazer pervenerunt. Super messem tuam et vindemiam tuam praedo irruit.
33 Ablata est laetitia et exsultatio de horto et de terra Moab, et vinum de torcularibus sustuli; nequaquam calcator uvae solitum celeuma cantabit.
34 De clamore Hesebon usque Eleale et Iasa dederunt vocem suam, a Segor usque ad Oronaim, ad Eglatselisiam; aquae quoque Nemrim pessimae erunt.
35 Et auferam de Moab, ait Dominus, offerentem in excelsis et sacrificantem diis eius.
36 Propterea cor meum ad Moab quasi tibia resonabit, et cor meum ad viros Cirhareseth dabit sonitum tibiarum; quia depositum, quod acquisierunt, periit.
37 Omne enim caput calvitium et omnis barba rasa erit, in cunctis manibus incisiones et super lumbos cilicium.
38 Super omnia tecta Moab et in plateis eius omnis planctus, quoniam contrivi Moab sicut vas, quod nemini placet, ait Dominus.
39 Quomodo victa est, et ululaverunt? Quomodo vertit dorsum Moab et confusus est? Eritque Moab in derisum et in terrorem omnibus in circuitu suo.
40 Haec dicit Dominus: Ecce quasi aquila volabit et extendet alas suas ad Moab.
41 Capta sunt oppida, et munitiones comprehensae sunt, et erit cor fortium Moab in die illa sicut cor mulieris parturientis.
42 Et cessabit Moab esse populus, quoniam contra Dominum gloriatus est.
43 Pavor et fovea et laqueus super te, o habitator Moab, dicit Dominus.
44 Qui fugerit a facie pavoris, cadet in foveam, et, qui conscenderit de fovea, capietur laqueo; adducam enim super Moab annum visitationis eorum, ait Dominus.
45 In umbra Hesebon steterunt sine viribus fugientes, sed ignis egressus est de Hesebon, et flamma de medio Sehon, et devoravit tempora Moab et verticem filiorum tumultus.
46 Vae tibi, Moab! Periit populus Chamos, quia comprehensi sunt filii tui et filiae tuae in captivitatem.
47 Et convertam sortem Moab in novissimis diebus", ait Dominus. Hucusque iudicia Moab.
King James Version
1 Against Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed.
2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.
3 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction.
4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.
5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.
6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
7 ¶ For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.
8 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.
9 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.
10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
11 ¶ Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.
13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-el their confidence.
14 ¶ How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
16 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.
17 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!
18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.
19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?
20 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,
21 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim,
23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon,
24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.
26 ¶ Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision.
27 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy.
28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.
29 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.
30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.
31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres.
32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage.
33 And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall be no shouting.
34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods.
36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.
37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.
38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD.
39 They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.
40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.
41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.
43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.
44 He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives.
47 ¶ Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.