|Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
||Send couriers to those who rule in the earth,from Sela in the desertto the mountain of the Daughter of Zion.
||שִׁלְחוּ־כַר מֹשֵׁל־אֶרֶץ מִסֶּלַע מִדְבָּרָה אֶל־הַר בַּת־צִיּוֹן ׃
|For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
||Like fluttering birds forced out of the nest,so are Moab’s women at the fords of Arnon.
||וְהָיָה כְעוֹף־נוֹדֵד קֵן מְשֻׁלָּח תִּהְיֶינָה בְּנוֹת מוֹאָב מַעְבָּרֹת לְאַרְנוֹן ׃
|Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
||Provide a solution, they say; judge our case!Overshadow us at high noon as though it were night!Shelter those dispossessed;betray not the refugees!
||הָבִיאִו (הָבִיאִי) עֵצָה עֲשׂוּ פְלִילָה שִׁיתִי כַלַּיִל צִלֵּךְ בְּתוֹךְ צָהֳרָיִם סַתְּרִי נִדָּחִים נֹדֵד אַל־תְּגַלִּי ׃
|Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
||Let the exiles of Moab dwell with you;be a refuge to them from the aggressors!When oppressors are no moreand violence has ceased,when tyrants are destroyed from the earth,
||יָגוּרוּ בָךְ נִדָּחַי מוֹאָב הֱוִי־סֵתֶר לָמוֹ מִפְּנֵי שׁוֹדֵד כִּי־אָפֵס הַמֵּץ כָּלָה שֹׁד תַּמּוּ רֹמֵס מִן־הָאָרֶץ ׃
|And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
||then, in loving kindness,shall a throne be set up in the abode of David,and in faithfulness a judge sit on itwho will maintain justice and expedite righteousness.
||וְהוּכַן בַּחֶסֶד כִּסֵּא וְיָשַׁב עָלָיו בֶּאֱמֶת בְּאֹהֶל דָּוִד שֹׁפֵט וְדֹרֵשׁ מִשְׁפָּט וּמְהִר צֶדֶק ׃
|We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
||We have heard of the glories of Moab,of its excessive pride and its boasting,of its outbursts of false propaganda.
||שָׁמַעְנוּ גְאוֹן־מוֹאָב גֵּא מְאֹד גַּאֲוָתוֹ וּגְאוֹנוֹ וְעֶבְרָתוֹ לֹא־כֵן בַּדָּיו ׃
|Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.
||For this shall the Moabites be made to lament,and all have cause to bewail Moab:they shall groan at the ruin of Kir Haresethin utter dejection.
||לָכֵן יְיֵלִיל מוֹאָב לְמוֹאָב כֻּלֹּה יְיֵלִיל לַאֲשִׁישֵׁי קִיר־חֲרֶשֶׂת תֶּהְגּוּ אַךְ־נְכָאִים ׃
|For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the Lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
||For the vineyards of Heshbon shall wither;the ruling nations will smite Sibmah’s vines.Its runner vines reached Jazer,trailing through the desert;its branches spread abroad across the sea.
||כִּי שַׁדְמוֹת חֶשְׁבּוֹן אֻמְלָל גֶּפֶן שִׂבְמָה בַּעֲלֵי גוֹיִם הָלְמוּ שְׂרוּקֶּיהָ עַד־יַעְזֵר נָגָעוּ תָּעוּ מִדְבָּר שְׁלֻחוֹתֶיהָ נִטְּשׁוּ עָבְרוּ יָם ׃
|Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
||Therefore I will mourn as Jazer mournsfor the vines of Sibmah;I will water you with my tears,O Heshbon and Elealeh,when your shouts of cheerover the summer fruit and harvest are stilled.
||עַל־כֵּן אֶבְכֶּה בִּבְכִי יַעְזֵר גֶּפֶן שִׂבְמָה אֲרַיָּוֶךְ דִּמְעָתִי חֶשְׁבּוֹן וְאֶלְעָלֵה כִּי עַל־קֵיצֵךְ וְעַל־קְצִירֵךְ הֵידָד נָפָל ׃
|And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
||The joyful festivity will be gone from the orchards;no shouts of delight shall sound in the vineyards.The wine treaders will tread no wine in the presses;the vintage shout I will bring to an end.
||וְנֶאֱסַף שִׂמְחָה וָגִיל מִן־הַכַּרְמֶל וּבַכְּרָמִים לֹא־יְרֻנָּן לֹא יְרֹעָע יַיִן בַּיְקָבִים לֹא־יִדְרֹךְ הַדֹּרֵךְ הֵידָד הִשְׁבַּתִּי ׃
|Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh.
||My breast will vibrate like a harp for Moab,my inmost being for Kir Hareseth.
||עַל־כֵּן מֵעַי לְמוֹאָב כַּכִּנּוֹר יֶהֱמוּ וְקִרְבִּי לְקִירחָרֶשׂ ׃
|And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
||For when the Moabites weary themselveswith petitioning on the hill shrines,and enter their sanctuaries to pray,it shall be to no avail.
||וְהָיָה כִי־נִרְאָה כִּי־נִלְאָה מוֹאָב עַל־הַבָּמָה וּבָא אֶל־מִקְדָּשׁוֹ לְהִתְפַּלֵּל וְלֹא יוּכָל ׃
|This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.
||These things Jehovah spoke hitherto about Moab.
||זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֶל־מוֹאָב מֵאָז ׃
|But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
||But now Jehovah has said, Within three years, as the term of a lease, Moab’s glory shall become ignominy. For all its large populace there shall be very few left, and those of no account.
||וְעַתָּה דִּבֶּר יְהוָה לֵאמֹר בְּשָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים כִּשְׁנֵי שָׂכִיר וְנִקְלָה כְּבוֹד מוֹאָב בְּכֹל הֶהָמוֹן הָרָב וּשְׁאָר מְעַט מִזְעָר לוֹא כַבִּיר ׃
A pseudonym of Jehovah God of Israel, who exemplifies faithfulness in fulfilling his covenants and promises to his people and who establishes among them his millennial reign of peace.
A pseudonym of Jehovah's end-time servant, who exemplifies righteousness to Jehovah's people and the nations, whose throne Jehovah establishes when he comes to reign.