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Isaiah 16 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Prophecy of Moab’s Devastation

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Send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land,

From [fn]Sela by way of the wilderness to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.

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Then, like fluttering birds or scattered nestlings,

The daughters of Moab will be at the crossing places of the Arnon.

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[fn]Give us advice, make a decision;

[fn]Cast your shadow like night [fn]at high noon;

Hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitive.

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“Let the [fn]outcasts of Moab stay with you;

Be a hiding place to them from the destroyer.”

For the oppressor has come to an end, destruction has ceased,

Oppressors have been removed from the land.

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A throne will be established in faithfulness,

And a judge will sit on it in trustworthiness in the tent of David;

Moreover, he will seek justice,

And be prompt in righteousness.

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We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride;

Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury;

His idle boasts are [fn]false.

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Therefore Moab will wail; everyone of Moab will wail.

You will moan for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth

As those who are utterly stricken.

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For the fields of Heshbon have [fn]withered, the vines of Sibmah as well;

The lords of the nations have trampled down its choice clusters

Which reached as far as Jazer and wandered to the deserts;

Its [fn]tendrils spread themselves out and passed over the sea.

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Therefore I will weep bitterly for Jazer, for the vine of Sibmah;

I will drench you with my tears, Heshbon and Elealeh;

For the shouting over your summer fruits and your harvest has fallen away.

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Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field;

In the vineyards also there will be no cries of joy or jubilant shouting,

No treader treads out wine in the presses,

For I have made the shouting to cease.

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Therefore my [fn]inner being sounds like a harp for Moab.

And my [fn]heart for Kir-hareseth.

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So it will come about when Moab presents himself,

When he tires himself upon his high place

And comes to his sanctuary to pray,

That he will not prevail.

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This is the word which the LORD spoke earlier concerning Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:14 - But now the LORD has spoken, saying, “Within three years, as [fn]a hired worker would count them, the glory of Moab will become contemptible along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and [fn]impotent.”
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., Petra in Edom
Lit Bring
Lit Set
Lit in the midst of the noon
As in most ancient versions; MT My outcasts, as for Moab
Lit not so
Or dried out
I.e., parts of a climbing plant that attach to its support
Lit entrails murmur
Lit inward parts
Lit the years of a hired
Lit not mighty

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