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48.19
JEREMIAH

20Moab is put to shame, for it is dismayed;
Wail and cry;
Tell ye it in Arnon,
That Moab is spoiled.

21And judgment is come upon the country of the Plain; upon Holon, and upon Jahzah, and upon Mephaath; 22and upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim; 23and upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon; 24and upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.

25The horn of Moab is cut off,
And his arm is broken,
Saith the Lord.
26Make ye him drunken,
For he magnified himself against the Lord;
And Moab shall wallow in his vomit,
And he also shall be in derision.
27For was not Israel a derision unto thee?
Was he found among thieves?
For as often as thou speakest of him,
Thou waggest the head.
28O ye that dwell in Moab,
Leave the cities, and dwell in the rock;
And be like the dove that maketh her nest
In the sides of the pit's mouth.
 
29We have heard of the pride of Moab;
He is very proud;
His loftiness, and his pride, and his haughtiness,
And the assumption of his heart.
30I know his arrogancy, saith the Lord,
That it is ill-founded;
His boastings have wrought nothing well-founded.
31Therefore will I wail for Moab;
Yea, I will cry out for all Moab;
For the men of Kir-heres shall my heart moan.
32With more than the weeping of Jazer will I weep for thee,
O vine of Sibmah;
Thy branches passed over the sea,
They reached even to the sea of Jazer;
Upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage
The spoiler is fallen.
33And gladness and joy is taken away
From the fruitful field, and from the land of Moab;
And I have caused wine to cease from the winepresses;
None shall tread with shouting;
The shouting shall be no shouting.
34From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh,
Even unto Jahaz have they uttered their voice,
From Zoar even unto Horonaim,
A heifer of three years old;
For the Waters of Nimrim also
Shall be desolate.
 
35Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab,
Saith the Lord,
Him that offereth in the high place,
And him that offereth to his gods.
36Therefore my heart moaneth for Moab
Like pipes, and my heart moaneth like pipes for the men of Kir-heres;
Therefore the abundance that he hath gotten is perished.
37For every head is bald,
And every beard clipped;
Upon all the hands are cuttings,
And upon the loins sackcloth.
38On all the housetops of Moab and in the broad places thereof

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