A prophecy of the desolation of the Moabites.
1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, it is silent: because the wall of Moab is destroyed in the night, it is silent.
Onus Moab. Quia nocte vastata est Ar Moab, conticuit; quia nocte vastatus est murus Moab, conticuit.
2 The house is gone up, and Dibon to the high places to mourn over Nabo, and over Medaba, Moab hath howled: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard shall be shaven.
Ascendit domus, et Dibon ad excelsa, in planctum super Nabo; et super Medaba, Moab ululavit; in cunctis capitibus ejus calvitium, et omnis barba radetur.
3 In their streets they are girded with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets all shall howl and come down weeping.
In triviis ejus accincti sunt sacco; super tecta ejus et in plateis ejus omnis ululatus descendit in fletum.
4 Hesebon shall cry, and Eleale, their voice is heard even to Jasa. For this shall the well appointed men of Moab howl, his soul shall howl to itself.
Clamabit Hesebon et Eleale, usque Jasa audita est vox eorum; super hoc expediti Moab ululabunt, anima ejus ululabit sibi.
5 My heart shall cry to Moab, the bars thereof shall flee unto Segor a heifer of three years old: for by the ascent of Luith they shall go up weeping: and in the way of Oronaim they shall lift up a cry of destruction.
Cor meum ad Moab clamabit; vectes ejus usque ad Segor, vitulam conternantem; per ascensum enim Luith flens ascendet, et in via Oronaim clamorem contritionis levabunt.
6 For the waters of Nemrim shall be desolate, for the grass is withered away, the spring is faded, all the greenness is perished.
Aquae enim Nemrim desertae erunt, quia aruit herba, defecit germen, viror omnis interiit.
7 According to the greatness of their work, is their visitation also: they shall lead them to the torrent of the willows.
Secundum magnitudinem operis, et visitatio eorum : ad torrentem Salicum ducent eos.
8 For the cry is gone round about the border of Moab: the howling thereof unto Gallim, and unto the well of Elim the cry thereof.
Quoniam circuivit clamor terminum Moab; usque ad Gallim ululatus ejus, et usque ad puteum Elim clamor ejus.
9 For the waters of Dibon are filled with blood: for I will bring more upon Dibon: the lion upon them that shall flee of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
Quia aquae Dibon repletae sunt sanguine; ponam enim super Dibon additamenta; his qui fugerint de Moab leonem, et reliquiis terrae.