|The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab
is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab
is laid waste, and brought to silence;
|He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high
places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all
their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.
|In their streets they shall gird themselves with
sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one
shall howl, weeping abundantly.
|And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice
shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab
shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
|My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall
flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of
Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they
shall raise up a cry of destruction.
|For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the
hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
|Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that
which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the
|For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab;
the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
|For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for
I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and
upon the remnant of the land.
|Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela
to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
|For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out
of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
|Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as
the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him
|Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a
covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at
an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the
|And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he
shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and
seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
|We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very
proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his
lies shall not be so.
|Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall
howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are
|For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of
Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants
thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the
wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
|Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer
the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and
Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is
|And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the
plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither
shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their
presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
|Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for
Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
|And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab
is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray;
but he shall not prevail.
|This is the word that the LORD hath spoken
concerning Moab since that time.
|But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three
years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be
contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very
small and feeble.
|The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken
away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
|The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for
flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
|The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the
kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the
glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
|And in that day it shall come to pass, that the
glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall
|And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the
corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that
gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
|Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the
shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the
uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof,
saith the LORD God of Israel.
|At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his
eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
|And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his
hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either
the groves, or the images.
|In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken
bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children
of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
|Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy
salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength,
therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with
|In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in
the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall
be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
|Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a
noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that
make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
|The nations shall rush like the rushing of many
waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and
shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like
a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
|And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the
morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the
lot of them that rob us.
|Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is
beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
|That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels
of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a
nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning
hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers
|All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the
earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when
he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
|For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest,
and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs,
and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
|For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and
the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the
sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.
|They shall be left together unto the fowls of the
mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer
upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
|In that time shall the present be brought unto the
LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people
terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden
under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name
of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.
|The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a
swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be
moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of
|And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians:
and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one
against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
|And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst
thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to
the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits,
and to the wizards.
|And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of
a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord,
the LORD of hosts.
|And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the
river shall be wasted and dried up.
|And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the
brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags
|The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the
brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven
away, and be no more.
|The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast
angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the
waters shall languish.
|Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that
weave networks, shall be confounded.
|And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof,
all that make sluices and ponds for fish.
|Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of
the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto
Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
|Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them
tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed
|The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of
Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the
stay of the tribes thereof.
|The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst
thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a
drunken man staggereth in his vomit.
|Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the
head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
|In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it
shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD
of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
|And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt,
every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself,
because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined
|In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt
speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall
be called, The city of destruction.
|In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in
the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to
|And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto
the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD
because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great
one, and he shall deliver them.
|And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the
Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and
oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
|And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and
heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be
entreated of them, and shall heal them.
|In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to
Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into
Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
|In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and
with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
|Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed
be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine
|In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod (when
Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and
|At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of
Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off
thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
|And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath
walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt
and upon Ethiopia;
|So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians
prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and
barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
|And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia
their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
|And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that
day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be
delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
|The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds
in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible
|A grievous vision is declared unto me; the
treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go
up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to
|Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have
taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed
down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
|My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the
night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
|Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat,
drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
|For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a
watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
|And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a
chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently
with much heed:
|And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually
upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole
|And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a
couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is
fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the
|O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which
I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared
|The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir,
Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
|The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the
night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.
|The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia
shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
|The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to
him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.
|For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword,
and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
|For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year,
according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall
|And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty
men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of
Israel hath spoken it.
|The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee
now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
|Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a
joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in
|All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by
the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have
fled from far.
|Therefore said I, Look away from me: I will weep
bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the
daughter of my people.
|For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down,
and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision,
breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
|And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and
horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
|And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys
shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in
array at the gate.
|And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou
didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
|Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David,
that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower
|And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and
the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
|Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the
water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof,
neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
|And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to
weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with
|And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and
killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink;
for to morrow we shall die.
|And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of
hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die,
saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
|Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto
this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
|What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that
thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a
sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
|Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty
captivity, and will surely cover thee.
|He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a
ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots
of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
|And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy
state shall he pull thee down.
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will
call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
|And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen
him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and
he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house
|And the key of the house of David will I lay upon
his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut,
and none shall open.
|And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and
he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
|And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his
father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small
quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.
|In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail
that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and
fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD
hath spoken it.