The Elamites picked up the quiver, and came with chariots and horsemen; 1 the men of Kir 2 prepared 3 the shield. 4
So I will weep with sorrow for Moab. I will cry out in sadness for all of Moab. I will moan 1 for the people of Kir Heres.
So my heart constantly sighs for Moab, like the strumming of a harp, 1 my inner being sighs 2 for Kir Hareseth. 3
Here is a message about Moab: Indeed, in a night it is devastated, Ar of Moab is destroyed! Indeed, in a night it is devastated, Kir of Moab is destroyed!
The king of Assyria responded favorably to his request; 1 he 2 attacked Damascus and captured it. He deported the people 3 to Kir and executed Rezin.
So Moab wails over its demise 1 – they all wail! Completely devastated, they moan about what has happened to the raisin cakes of Kir Hareseth. 2
So my heart moans for Moab like a flute playing a funeral song. Yes, like a flute playing a funeral song, my heart moans for the people of Kir Heres. For the wealth they have gained will perish.
I will break the bar 1 on the gate of Damascus. I will remove 2 the ruler 3 from Wicked Valley, 4 the one who holds the royal scepter from Beth Eden. 5 The people of Aram will be deported to Kir.” 6 The Lord has spoken!
“You Israelites are just like the Ethiopians in my sight,” 1 says the Lord. “Certainly I brought Israel up from the land of Egypt, but I also brought the Philistines from Caphtor 2 and the Arameans from Kir. 3
They tore down the cities and each man threw a stone into every cultivated field until they were covered. 1 They stopped up every spring and chopped down every productive tree. Only Kir Hareseth was left intact, 2 but the slingers surrounded it and attacked it.