God's wrath against Moab, upon Judah, and upon Israel -- God complaineth of their unthankfulness.
1)Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime;
2)But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kirioth; and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet;
3)And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the Lord.
4)Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the Lord, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked;
5)But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
6)Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;
7)That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek; and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name;
8)And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.
9)Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
10)Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.
11)And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the Lord.
12)But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
13)Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.
14)Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself;
15)Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself; neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.
16)And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the Lord.