1 The burden of Moav. Because in the night Ar of Moav is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moav is laid waste, and brought to silence;
2 He is gone up to the temple (bayit), and to Dibon, the high places, to weep. Moav shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba; on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.
3 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.
4 And Heshbon and Elealeh shall cry; their voice shall be heard even unto Yahats; therefore the armed soldiers of Moav shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
5 My heart shall cry out for Moav; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, a 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.
6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate, for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moav; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood; for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moav, and upon the remnant of the land.