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Isaiah 16

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 1 "Send the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

 2 For it shall be like a wandering bird that is cast out of the nest, and so the daughters of Moab 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; do not betray him that wanders.

 4 Let my outcasts dwell with you, Moab; be a shelter to them from the face of the spoiler; for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceases, and the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

 5 And in mercy will the throne be established; and he will sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hastening righteousness.

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

 7 Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, everyone shall wail; for the foundations of Kirhareseth you shall 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 its principal plants, they have come even to Jazer; they wandered through the wilderness. Her branches are stretched out, and they have gone over the sea.

 9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer, the vine of Sibmah. I will water you with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh because the shouting for your summer fruits and for your harvest has ceased.

 10 And gladness is taken away, along with joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there will be no singing, neither will there be shouting; the treaders will tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.

 11 Therefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kirharesh.

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

 13 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning Moab since that time.

 14 But now the LORD has spoken, saying, "Within three years, as the years of a hired min, the glory of Moab will be condemned with all that great multitude; and the remnant will be very small and feeble.


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