American Standard Version (ASV) - Isaiah 15

15 The [a]burden of Moab.

For [b]in a night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought; for [c]in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought. 2 [d]They are gone up to [e]Bayith, and to Dibon, to the high places, to weep: Moab waileth [f]over Nebo, and [g]over Medeba; on all their heads is baldness, every beard is cut off. 3 In their streets they gird themselves with sackcloth; on their housetops, and in their broad places, every one waileth, weeping abundantly. 4 And Heshbon crieth out, and Elealeh; their voice is heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; his soul trembleth within him. 5 My heart crieth out for Moab; her [h]nobles flee unto Zoar, [i]to Eglath-shelishi-yah: for by the ascent of Luhith with weeping they go up; for in the way of Horonaim they raise up a cry of destruction. 6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be [j]desolate; for the grass is withered away, the tender grass faileth, there is no green thing. 7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away over the brook of the willows. 8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the wailing thereof unto Eglaim, and the wailing thereof unto Beer-elim. 9 For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more upon Dimon, a lion upon them of Moab that escape, and upon the remnant of the land.


  1. Isaiah 15:1 Or, oracle concerning
  2. Isaiah 15:1 Or, in the night
  3. Isaiah 15:1 Or, in the night
  4. Isaiah 15:2 Or, Bayith and Dibon are gone up to the high places
  5. Isaiah 15:2 Or, the temple
  6. Isaiah 15:2 Or, upon
  7. Isaiah 15:2 Or, upon
  8. Isaiah 15:5 Or, as otherwise read, fugitives
  9. Isaiah 15:5 Or, as a heifer three years old
  10. Isaiah 15:6 Hebrew desolations.

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