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TitleIsaiah 15
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsParry, Donald W.
Book TitleThe Book of Isaiah: A New Translation (Preliminary Edition)
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
CitySpringville, UT

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A Prophecy of Destruction against Moab (15:1–9)


15 1A prophecy against Moab:

Because in the night Ar of Moab is devastated, destroyed,
Because in the night Kir of Moab is devastated, destroyed,

2he has gone up to the house {Moab’s temple}, and Dibon,
the high places to weep.

Moab wails over Nebo
and over Medeba.

On all their heads is baldness;
every beard is cut off.

3In their streets they are girded with sackcloth;
on their roofs, and in their open plazas, everyone wails, going down in tears.

4And Heshbon will cry out, and Elealeh;
their voices will be heard as far as Jahaz.

Therefore, the armed soldiers of Moab will cry aloud;
the soul of each man trembles.

5My heart cries out for Moab; its fugitives flee as far as Zoar and Eglath-Shalishiyah,

for at the slope of Luhith, in weeping they go up;
on the way to Horonaim they will lament their destruction.

6For the waters of Nimrim will be a wasteland,
for the grass is withered,

the vegetation fails,
there is nothing green.

7Therefore the riches that they have made and laid up,
they will carry away to the brook of the willows.

8For the cry has reached the borders of Moab;
her {Moab’s} wailing as far as Eglaim,
her wailing—to Beer-elim.

The Lord

(to Moab)

9For the waters of Dibon will be full of blood,

yet I will bring more upon Dibon,

a lion—to the one who escapes Moab,
and to the remnant of the land.


Scripture Reference

Isaiah 15:1