Isaiah 16

1 Send you the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion (Tsiyon).

2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moav shall be at the fords of Arnon.

3 “Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.

4 Let mine outcasts dwell with you, Moav; be you 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 land.

5 And in mercy shall the throne be established; and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of Dawid, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.”

6 We have heard of the pride of Moav; he is very proud; even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath; but his lies shall not be so.

7 Therefore shall Moav howl for Moav, every one shall howl; for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall you mourn; surely they are stricken.

8 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 Yazer, they wandered through the wilderness. Her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.

9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Yazer the vine of Sibmah; I will water you with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh; for the shouting for your summer fruits and for your harvest is fallen.

10 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.

11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moav, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.

12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moav is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

13 This is the word that יהוה hath spoken concerning Moav since that time.

14 But now יהוה hath spoken, saying, “Within three years, as the years of a hireling, and the glory of Moav shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.”