A prophecy of the desolation of Moab for their pride: but their captivity shall at last be released.
 Against Moab thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Woe to Nabo, for it is laid waste, and confounded: Cariathaim is taken: the strong city is confounded and hath trembled.
Ad Moab haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Vae super Nabo, quoniam vastata est, et confusa! capta est Cariathaim, confusa est fortis, et tremuit.
 There is no more rejoicing in Moab over Hesebon: they have devised evil. Come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Therefore shalt thou in silence hold thy peace, and the sword shall follow thee.
Non est ultra exsultatio in Moab contra Hesebon : cogitaverunt malum : Venite, et disperdamus eam de gente. Ergo silens conticesces, sequeturque te gladius.
 A voice of crying from Oronaim: waste, and great destruction.
Vox clamoris de Oronaim, vastitas et contritio magna.
 Moab is destroyed: proclaim a cry for her little ones.
Contrita est Moab : annuntiate clamorem parvulis ejus.
 For by the ascent of Luith shall the mourner go up with weeping: for in the descent of Oronaim the enemies have heard a howling of destruction.
Per ascensum enim Luith plorans ascendet in fletu, quoniam in descensu Oronaim hostes ululatum contritionis audierunt.
 Flee, save your lives: and be as heath in the wilderness.
Fugite, salvate animas vestras, et eritis quasi myricae in deserto :
 For because thou hast trusted in thy bulwarks, and in thy treasures, thou also shalt be taken: and Chamos shall go into captivity, his priests, and his princes together.
pro eo enim quod habuisti fiduciam in munitionibus tuis et in thesauris tuis, tu quoque capieris : et ibit Chamos in transmigrationem, sacerdotes ejus et principes ejus simul.
 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: and the valleys shall perish, and the plains shall be destroyed, for the Lord hath spoken:
Et veniet praedo ad omnem urbem, et urbs nulla salvabitur : et peribunt valles, et dissipabuntur campestria, quoniam dixit Dominus :
 Give a flower to Moab, for in its flower it shall go out: and the cities thereof shall be desolate, and uninhabited.
Date florem Moab, quia florens egredietur : et civitates ejus desertae erunt, et inhabitabiles.
 Cursed be he that doth the work of the Lord deceitfully: and cursed be he that withholdeth his sword from blood.
Maledictus qui facit opus Domini fraudulenter, et maledictus qui prohibet gladium suum a sanguine.
 Moab hath been fruitful from his youth, and hath rested upon his lees: and hath not been poured out from vessel to vessel, nor hath gone into captivity: therefore his taste hath remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
Fertilis fuit Moab ab adolescentia sua, et requievit in faecibus suis : nec transfusus est de vase in vas, et in transmigrationem non abiit : idcirco permansit gustus ejus in eo, et odor ejus non est immutatus.
 Therefore behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send him men that shall order and overturn his bottles, and they shall cast him down, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles one against another.
Propterea ecce dies veniunt, dicit Dominus, et mittam ei ordinatores et stratores laguncularum : et sternent eum, et vasa ejus exhaurient, et lagunculas eorum collident.
 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chamos, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, in which they trusted.
Et confundetur Moab a Chamos sicut confusa est domus Israel a Bethel, in qua habebat fiduciam.
 How do you say: We are valiant, and stout men in battle?
Quomodo dicitis : Fortes sumus, et viri robusti ad praeliandum?
 Moab is laid waste, and they have cast down her cities: and her choice young men are gone down to the slaughter: saith the king, whose name is the Lord of hosts.
Vastata est Moab, et civitates illius succiderunt, et electi juvenes ejus descenderunt in occisionem, ait rex, Dominus exercituum nomen ejus.
 The destruction of Moab is near to come: the calamity thereof shall come on exceeding swiftly.
Prope est interitus Moab ut veniat, et malum ejus velociter accurret nimis.
 Comfort him, all you that are round about him, and all you that know his name, say: How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod?
Consolamini eum, omnes qui estis in circuitu ejus : et universi qui scitis nomen ejus, dicite : Quomodo confracta est virga fortis, baculus gloriosus?
 Come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst, O dwelling of the daughter of Dibon: because the spoiler of Moab is come up to thee, he hath destroyed thy bulwarks.
Descende de gloria, et sede in siti, habitatio filiae Dibon, quoniam vastator Moab ascendit ad te, dissipavit munitiones tuas.
 Stand in the way, and look out, O habitation of Aroer: inquire of him that fleeth: and say to him that hath escaped: What Is done?
In via sta, et prospice, habitatio Aroer : interroga fugientem, et ei qui evasit dic : Quid accidit?
 Moab is confounded, because he is overthrown: howl ye, and cry, tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is wasted.
Confusus est Moab, quoniam victus est. Ululate, et clamate : annuntiate in Arnon, quoniam vastata est Moab,
 And judgment is come upon the plain country: upon Helon, and upon Jasa, and upon Mephaath.
et judicium venit ad terram campestrem, super Helon, et super Jasa, et super Mephaath,
 And upon Dibon, and upon Nabo, and upon the house of Deblathaim,
et super Dibon, et super Nabo, et super domum Deblathaim,
 And upon Cariathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmaon,
et super Cariathaim, et super Bethgamul, et super Bethmaon,
 And upon Carioth, and upon Bosra: and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
et super Carioth, et super Bosra, et super omnes civitates terrae Moab, quae longe et quae prope sunt.
 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the Lord.
Abscissum est cornu Moab, et brachium ejus contritum est, ait Dominus.
 Make him drunk, because he lifted up himself against the Lord: and Moab shall dash his hand in his own vomit, and he also shall be in derision.
Inebriate eum, quoniam contra Dominum erectus est : et allidet manum Moab in vomitu suo, et erit in derisum etiam ipse.
 For Israel hath been a derision unto thee: as though thou hadst found him amongst thieves: for thy words therefore, which thou hast spoken against him, thou shalt be led away captive.
Fuit enim in derisum tibi Israel, quasi inter fures reperisses eum : propter verba ergo tua quae adversum illum locutus es, captivus duceris.
 Leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, you that dwell in Moab: and be ye like the dove that maketh her nest in the mouth of the hole in the highest place.
Relinquite civitates, et habitate in petra, habitatores Moab : et estote quasi columba nidificans in summo ore foraminis.
 We have heard the pride of Moab, he is exceeding proud: his haughtiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the loftiness of his heart.
Audivimus superbiam Moab, superbus est valde : sublimitatem ejus, et arrogantiam, et superbiam, et altitudinem cordis ejus.
 I know, saith the Lord, his boasting, and that the strength thereof is not according to it, neither hath it endeavoured to do according as it was able.
Ego scio, ait Dominus, jactantiam ejus, et quod non sit juxta eam virtus ejus, nec juxta quod poterat conata sit facere.
 Therefore will I lament for Moab, and I will cry out to all Moab, for the men of the brick wall that mourn.
Ideo super Moab ejulabo, et ad Moab universam clamabo, ad viros muri fictilis lamentantes :
 O vineyard of Sabama, I will weep for thee, with the mourning of Jazer: thy branches are gone over the sea, they are come even to the sea of Jazer: the robber hath rushed in upon thy harvest and thy vintage.
de planctu Jazer plorabo tibi, vinea Sabama. Propagines tuae transierunt mare, usque ad mare Jazer pervenerunt : super messem tuam et vindemiam tuam praedo irruit.
 Joy and gladness is taken away from Carmel, and from the land of Moab, and I have taken away the wine out of the presses: the treader of the grapes shall not sing the accustomed cheerful tune.
Ablata est laetitia et exsultatio de Carmelo et de terra Moab : et vinum de torcularibus sustuli, nequaquam calcator uvae solitum celeuma cantabit.
 From the cry of Hesebon even to Eleale, and to Jasa, they have uttered their voice: from Segor to Oronaim, as a heifer of three years old: the waters also of Nemrim shall be very bad.
De clamore Hesebon usque Eleale et Jasa, dederunt vocem suam, a Segor usque ad Oronaim, vitula conternante : aquae quoque Nemrim pessimae erunt.
 And I will take away from Moab, saith the Lord, him that offereth in the high places, and that sacrificeth to his gods.
Et auferam de Moab, ait Dominus, offerentem in excelsis, et sacrificantem diis ejus.
 Therefore my heart shall sound for Moab like pipes: and my heart a sound like pipes for the men of the brick wall: because he hath done more than he could, therefore they have perished.
Propterea cor meum ad Moab quasi tibiae resonabit, et cor meum ad viros muri fictilis dabit sonitum tibiarum : quia plus fecit quam potuit, idcirco perierunt.
 For every head shall be bald, and every beard shall be shaven: all hands shall be tied together, and upon every back there shall be haircloth.
Omne enim caput calvitium, et omnis barba rasa erit : in cunctis manibus colligatio, et super omne dorsum cilicium :
 Upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof general mourning: because I have broken Moab as an useless vessel, saith the Lord.
super omnia tecta Moab, et in plateis ejus, omnis planctus : quoniam contrivi Moab sicut vas inutile, ait Dominus.
 How is it overthrown, and they have howled! How hath Moab bowed down the neck, and is confounded! And Moab shall be a derision, and an example to all round about him.
Quomodo victa est, et ululaverunt? quomodo dejecit cervicem Moab, et confusus est? Eritque Moab in derisum, et in exemplum omnibus in circuitu suo.
 Thus saith the Lord: Behold he shall fly as an eagle, and shall stretch forth his wings to Moab.
Haec dicit Dominus : Ecce quasi aquila volabit, et extendet alas suas ad Moab.
 Carioth is taken, and the strong holds are won: and the heart of the valiant men of Moab in that day shall be as the heart of a woman in labour.
Capta est Carioth, et munitiones comprehensae sunt : et erit cor fortium Moab in die illa sicut cor mulieris parturientis,
 And Moab shall cease to be a people: because he hath gloried against the Lord.
et cessabit Moab esse populus, quoniam contra Dominum gloriatus est.
 Fear, and the pit, and the snare come upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord.
Pavor, et fovea, et laqueus super te, o habitator Moab, dicit Dominus.
 He that shall flee from the fear, shall fall into the pit: and he that shall get up out of the pit, shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon Moab the year of their visitation, saith the Lord.
Qui fugerit a facie pavoris cadet in foveam, et qui conscenderit de fovea capietur laqueo : adducam enim super Moab annum visitationis eorum, ait Dominus.
 They that fled from the snare stood in the shadow of Hesebon: but there came a fire out of Hesebon, and a flame out of the midst of Seon, and it shall devour part of Moab. and the crown of the head of the children of tumult.
In umbra Hesebon steterunt de laqueo fugientes, quia ignis egressus est de Hesebon, et flamma de medio Seon : et devorabit partem Moab, et verticem filiorum tumultus.
 Woe to thee, Moab, thou hast perished, O people of Chamos: for thy sons, and thy daughters are taken captives.
Vae tibi, Moab : periisti, popule Chamos, quia comprehensi sunt filii tui et filiae tuae in captivitatem.
 And I will bring back the captivity of Moab in the last days, saith the Lord. Hitherto the judgments of Moab.
Et convertam captivitatem Moab in novissimis diebus, ait Dominus. Hucusque judicia Moab.