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Isaiah 15 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Pronouncement against Moab
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A pronouncement concerning Moab:

Ar in Moab is devastated,

destroyed in a night.

Kir in Moab is devastated,

destroyed in a night.

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Dibon went up to its temple

to weep at its high places.

Moab wails on Nebo and at[fn] Medeba.

Every head is shaved;

every beard is chopped short.

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In its streets they wear sackcloth;

on its rooftops and in its public squares everyone wails,

falling down and weeping.

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Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;

their voices are heard as far away as Jahaz.

Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out,

and they tremble.

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My heart cries out over Moab,

whose fugitives flee as far as Zoar,

to Eglath-shelishiyah;

they go up the Ascent of Luhith weeping;

they raise a cry of destruction

on the road to Horonaim.

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The Waters of Nimrim are desolate;

the grass is withered, the foliage is gone,

and the vegetation has vanished.

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So they carry their wealth and belongings

over the Wadi of the Willows.

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For their cry echoes

throughout the territory of Moab.

Their wailing reaches Eglaim;

their wailing reaches Beer-elim.

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The Waters of Dibon[fn] are full of blood,

but I will bring on Dibon even more than this —

a lion for those who escape from Moab,

and for the survivors in the land.

CSB Footnotes
Or wails over Nebo and over
DSS, some LXX mss, Vg; MT reads Dimon, twice in this v.

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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