1 The message concerning Mo’aḇ. Because in the night Ar of Mo’aḇ was laid waste, was silenced! Because in the night Qir of Mo’aḇ was laid waste, was silenced!

2 He has gone up to the house and Diḇon, to the high places to weep. Mo’aḇ is wailing over Neḇo and over Mĕyḏeḇa; on all their heads is baldness, and every beard is cut off.

3 In their streets they shall put on sackcloth; on the tops of their houses and in their streets everyone wails, weeping bitterly.

4 And Ḥeshbon and El’alĕh cry out, their voice shall be heard as far as Yahats. Therefore the armed ones of Mo’aḇ shout; his being shall tremble within him.

5 My own heart is toward Mo’aḇ; her fugitives cry unto Tso’ar, like a three-year-old heifer. For by the ascent of Luḥith they go up with weeping; for in the way of Ḥoronayim they raise a cry of destruction.

6 For the waters of Nimrim are wastes, for the green grass has withered away; the grass fails, there is no greenness.

7 Therefore the wealth, acquired and stored up, they take away to the wadi ha’Araḇim.

8 For the cry has gone all around the borders of Mo’aḇ, its wailing to Ĕḡlayim and its wailing to Be’ĕr Ĕlim.

9 “For the waters of Dimon shall be filled with blood; for I shall bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him who escapes from Mo’aḇ, and on the remnant of the land.”