Isaiah Chapter 15
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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The lamentable state of Moab.

1 The burden of Moab: because in the night Ar of Moab is laide waste and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laide waste, and brought to silence:1

2 Hee is gone vp to Baijth, and to Dibon, the high places, to weepe: Moab shall howle ouer Nebo, and ouer Medeba, on all their heads shalbe baldnesse, and euery beard cut off.2

3 In their streetes they shall girde themselues with sackecloth: on the toppes of their houses, and in their streetes euery one shall howle, weeping abundantly.3

4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shalbe heard euen vnto Iahaz: therefore the armed souldiers of Moab shall crie out, his life shall be grieuous vnto him.

5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitiues shall flee vnto Zoar, an heifer of three yeeres olde: for by the mounting vp of Luhith with weeping shall they goe it vp: for in the way of Horonaim, they shall raise vp a crie of destruction.5

6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grasse faileth, there is no greene thing.6

7 Therefore the abundance they haue gotten, and that which they haue laide vp, shall they cary away to the brooke of the willowes.7

8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab: the howling thereof vnto Eglaim, and the howling thereof vnto Beer-Elim.

9 For the waters of Dimon shalbe full of blood: for I will bring more vpon Dimon, lyons vpon him that escapeth of Moab, and vpon the remnant of the land.9


Isaiah Chapter 15 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

1 Or, cut off.
2 Ier.48.37, 38. ezek.7. 18.
3 Heb. descending into weeping: or, comming downe with weeping.
5 Or, to the borders thereof euen to Zoar as an heifer. , Iere.48. 5, 34. , Heb. breaking.
6 Heb. desolations.
7 Or, valley of the Arabians.
9 Heb. additions.

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