|Is 15:1 The [mournful, inspired] oracle (a burden to be carried) concerning Moab:
Because in a night Ar of Moab is devastated and ruined;
Because in a night Kir of Moab is devastated and ruined.
|Is 15:2 They have gone up to the temple and to Dibon, to the high places to weep.
Moab wails over Nebo and over Medeba;
Everyone's head is shaved, and every beard is cut off [in mourning]. [Jer 48:37]
|Is 15:3 In their streets they have wrapped themselves with sackcloth;
On their [flat] housetops and in their open squares
Everyone is wailing, dissolved in tears.
|Is 15:4 Heshbon and Elealeh [cities claimed by Moab] cry out;
Their voice is heard as far as Jahaz.
Therefore the armed men of Moab cry out;
Moab's soul trembles within him.
|Is 15:5 My heart cries out for Moab;
His fugitives are [fleeing] as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah.
For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping;
For on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their destruction. [Jer 48:5]
|Is 15:6 For the waters of Nimrim are desolate.
Indeed the grass is withered, the new growth dies;
There is no green thing.
|Is 15:7 Therefore the abundance which they have acquired and stored away
They carry off over the Brook of the Willows.
|Is 15:8 For the cry of distress has echoed around the territory of Moab;
The wailing goes as far as Eglaim and the mournful cry to Beer-elim.
|Is 15:9 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood;
Yet I will bring even more woes on Dimon--
A lion upon those of Moab who escape and upon the remnant of the land.