The [a]burden of Moab.

For [b]in a night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought; for [c]in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought. [d]They are gone up to [e]Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep: Moab waileth [f]over Nebo, and [g]over Medeba; on all their heads is baldness, every beard is cut off. In their streets they gird themselves with sackcloth; on their housetops, and in their broad places, every one waileth, weeping abundantly. And Heshbon crieth out, and Elealeh; their voice is heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; his soul trembleth within him. My heart crieth out for Moab; her [h]nobles flee unto Zoar, [i]to Eglath-shelishi-yah: for by the ascent of Luhith with weeping they go up; for in the way of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction. For the waters of Nimrim shall be [j]desolate; for the grass is withered away, the tender grass faileth, there is no green thing. Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away over the brook of the willows. For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the wailing thereof unto Eglaim, and the wailing thereof unto Beer-elim. For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more upon Dimon, a lion upon them of Moab that escape, and upon the remnant of the land.


  1. Isaiah 15:1 Or, oracle concerning
  2. Isaiah 15:1 Or, in the night
  3. Isaiah 15:1 Or, in the night
  4. Isaiah 15:2 Or, Bayith and Dibon are gone up to the high places
  5. Isaiah 15:2 Or, the temple
  6. Isaiah 15:2 Or, upon
  7. Isaiah 15:2 Or, upon
  8. Isaiah 15:5 Or, as otherwise read, fugitives
  9. Isaiah 15:5 Or, as a heifer three years old
  10. Isaiah 15:6 Hebrew desolations.