1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste; it is cut off;
because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste; it is cut off.
2 One has gone up to the house, even to Dibon, the high places, to weep. Moab shall
howl over Nebo, and over Medeba; baldness shall be on all their heads, and every beard
3 In the streets they shall clothe themselves with sackcloth; on the tops of their houses
and in their streets everyone shall howl, weeping bitterly.
4 And Heshbon and Elealeh shall cry for help; their voice shall be heard as far as Jahaz.
So the armed soldiers of Moab shall shout; he trembles for his life.
5 My heart shall call out to Moab; his fugitives flee to Zoar like a three year old heifer.
He goes up the ascent to Luhith with weeping; for in the way of Horonaim they shall
raise up an outcry of destruction.
6 For the waters of Nimrim are desolate; for the grass has dried up and the new grass
fails; there is nothing green.
7 Therefore they shall carry off the abundance they have produced and stored, over to
the Brook of the Willows.
8 For the cry has gone around all the borders of Moab, its howling even to Eglaim; its
howling even to Beer-elim.
9 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood, for I will lay more upon Dimon; upon the
escapees of Moab, lions, even upon the remnant of the land.