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CHAP. XLVIII.

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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

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CHAP. XLVIII. 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.

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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

yé it in Arnon, that Moab is spoil- | the spoiler is fallen upon thy sumed,

mer fruits and upon thy vintage. 21 And judgment is come upon 33 And joy and gladness is taken the plain country; upon Holon, from the plentiful field, and from and upon Jahazah, and upon Me the land of Moab; and I have phaath,

caused wine to fail from the wine22 And upon Dibon, and upon presses: none shall tread with shoutNebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim, ing; their shouting shall be no shout

23 And upon Kiriathaim, and up ing. on Beth-gamul, and upon Beth 34 From the cry of Heshbon even meon,

unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, 24 And upon Kerioth, and upon have they uttered their voice, from Bozrah, and upon all the cities of Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an the land of Moab, far or near.

heifer of three years old: for the 25 The horn of Moab is cut off, waters also of Nimrim shall be deand his arm is broken, saith the solate. LORD.

35 Moreover I will cause to cease 26 Make ye him drunken: for in Moab, saith the LORD, him that he magnified himself against the offereth in the high places, and him LORD: Moab also shall wallow in that burneth incense to his gods. his vomit, and he also shall be in 36 Therefore mine heart shall derision.

sound for Moab like pipes, and 27 For was not Israel a derision mine heart shall sound like pipes unto thee? was he found among for the men of Kir-heres : because thieves ? for since thou spakest of the riches that he hath gotten are him, thou skippedst for joy.

perished. 28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave 37 For every head shall be bald, the cities, and dwell in the rock, and and every beard clipped: upon all be like the dove that maketh her the hands shall be cuttings, and upon nest in the sides of the hole's the loins sackcloth. mouth.

38 There shall be lamentation ge29 We have heard the pride of nerally upon all the housetops of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his Moab, and in the streets thereof: loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his for I have broken Moab like a vespride, and the haughtiness of his sel wherein is no pleasure, saith the heart.

LORD. 30 I know his wrath, saith the 39 They shall howl, saying, How Lord; but it shall not be so; his is it broken down ! how hath Moab lies shall not so effect it.

turned the back with shame! so 31 Therefore will 1 howl for Mo shall Moab be a derision and a disab, and I will cry out for all Moab; maying to all them about him. mine heart shall mourn for the men 40 For thus saith the LORD; Beof Kir-heres.

hold, he shall fly as an eagle, and 32 0 vine of Sibmah, I will weep shall spread his wings over Moab. for thee with the weeping of Jazer : 41 Kerioth is taken, and the thy plants are gone over the sea, strong holds are surprised, and the they reach even to the sea of Jazer: | 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.

spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.

4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me?

5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord God of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth.

6 And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the LORD.

7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the Lord of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished ?

8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan ; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.

9 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes ? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough.

10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.

11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

12 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken ; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished ? thou

CHAP. XLIX. CONCERNING the Ammonites, thus saith the Lord; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?

2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the Lord.

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shalt not go unpunished, but thou || inhabitants of Teman: Surely the shalt surely drink of it.

least of the flock shall draw them 13 For I have sworn by myself, out: surely he shall make their hasaith the LORD, that Bozrah shall bitations desolate with them. become a desolation, a reproach, 21 The earth is moved at the a waste, and a curse; and all the noise of their fall, at the cry the cities thereof shall be perpetual noise thereof was heard in the Red wastes.

sea. 14 I have heard a rumour from 22 Behold, he shall come up and the LORD, and an ambassador is fly as the eagle, and spread his sent unto the heathen, saying, Ga wings over Bozrah : and at that day ther ye together, and come against shall the heart of the mighty men her, and rise up to the battle. of Edom be as the heart of a woman 15 For, lo, I will make thee small

in her pangs. among the heathen, and despised 23 Concerning Damascus. Haamong men.

math is confounded, and Arpad : 16 Thy terribleness hath deceived for they have heard evil tidings : thee, and the pride of thine heart, they are fainthearted; there is sorO thou that dwellest in the clefts of row on the sea; it cannot be quiet. the rock, that holdest the height of 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, the hill : though thou shouldest and turneth herself to flee, and fear make thy nest as high as the eagle, hath seized on her: 'anguish and sorI will bring thee down from thence, rows have taken her, as a woman saith the LORD.

in travail. 17 Also Edom shall be a deso 25 How is the city of praise not lation : every one that goeth by it left, the city of my joy! shall be astonished, and shall hiss at 26 Therefore her young men shall all the plagues thereof.

fall in her streets, and all the men 18 As in the overthrow of Sodom of war shall be cut off in that day, and Gomorrah and the neighbour saith the Lord of hosts. cities thereof, saith the LORD, no 27 And I will kindle a fire in the man shall abide there, neither shall wall of Damascus, and it shall cona son of man dwell in it.

sume the palaces of Ben-hadad. 19 Behold, he shall come up like 28 Concerning Kedar, and cona lion from the swelling of Jordan cerning the kingdoms of Hazor, against the habitation of the strong: which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babut I will suddenly make him run bylon shall smite, thus saith the away from her: and who is a chos LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, en man, that I may appoint over and spoil the men of the east. her? for who is like me? and who 29 Their tents and their flocks will appoint me the time? and who shall they take away: they shall is that shepherd that will stand be take to themselves their curtains, fore me?

and all their vessels, and their ca20 Therefore hear the counsel of mels; and they shall cry unto them, the LORD, that he hath taken a Fear is on every side. gainst Edom; and his purposes, 30 Flee, get you far off, dwell that he hath purposed against the deep, Oye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadreze latter days, that I will bring again zar king of Babylon hath taken the captivity of Elam, saith the counsel against you, and hath con

LORD. ceived a purpose against you. 31 Arise, get you up unto the

CHAP. L. wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which THE word that the LORD spake have neither gates nor bars, which against Babylon and against the land dwell alone.

of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the 32 And their camels shall be a prophet. booty, and the multitude of their 2 Declare ye among the nations, cattle a spoil: and I will scatter in and publish, and set up a standard ; to all winds them that are in the ut publish, and conceal not : say, Bamost corners; and I will bring their bylon is taken, Bel is confounded, calamity from all sides thereof, saith Merodach is broken in pieces; her the LORD.

idols are confounded, her images 33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling are broken in pieces. for dragons, and a desolation for 3 For out of the north there comever: there shall no man abide eth up a nation against her, which there, nor any son of man dwell shall make her land desolate, and in it.

none shall dwell therein : they shall 34 The word of the Lord that remove, they shall depart, both man came to Jeremiah the prophet a and beast. gainst Elam in the beginning of the . 4 In those days, and in that time, reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saith the LORD, the children of Issaying,

rael shall come, they and the chil35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; dren of Judah together, going and Behold, I will break the bow of E weeping : they shall go, and seek lam, the chief of their might.

the LORD their God. 36 And upon Elam will I bring 5 They shall ask the way to Zion the four winds from the four quar with their faces thitherward, saying, ters of heaven, and will scatter them Come, and let us join ourselves to toward all those winds; and there the LORD in a perpetual covenant shall be no nation whither the out that shall not be forgotten. casts of Elam shall not come.

6 My people hath been lost sheep: 37 For I will cause Elam to be their shepherds have caused them to dismayed before their enemies, and go astray, they have turned them before them that seek their life: and away on the mountains : they have I will bring evil upon them, even my gone from mountain to hill, they fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I have forgotten their restingplace. will send the sword after them, till I 7 All that found them have dehave consumed them :

voured them: and their adversaries 38 And I will set my throne in said, We offend not, because they Elam, and will destroy from thence have sinned against the LORD, the the king and the princes, saith the habitation of justice, even the LORD, LORD.

the hope of their fathers. 39 But it shall come to pass in the 8 Remove out of the midst of

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