The foreigners 1 who reside among you will become higher and higher over you and you will become lower and lower.
I will put an end in Moab to those who make offerings at her places of worship. 1 I will put an end to those who sacrifice to other gods. I, the Lord, affirm it! 2
The rock badger 1 is unclean to you because it chews the cud even though its hoof is not divided.
He causes the clouds to arise from the end of the earth, makes lightning bolts accompany the rain, and brings the wind out of his storehouses.
But I will most surely 1 heal the wounds of this city and restore it and its people to health. 2 I will show them abundant 3 peace and security.
The Lord routed 1 them before Israel. Israel 2 thoroughly defeated them 3 at Gibeon. They chased them up the road to the pass 4 of Beth Horon and struck them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah.
It went northward, extending to En Shemesh and Geliloth opposite the Pass 1 of Adummim, and descended to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben.
Then the Levites – Jeshua, Binnui, 1 Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Kenani – stood on the steps and called out loudly 2 to the LORD their God.
Nor will the Levitical priests ever lack someone to stand before me and continually offer up burnt offerings, sacrifice cereal offerings, and offer the other sacrifices.”’” 1
Indeed they will climb the slopes of Luhith, weeping continually as they go. 1 For on the road down to Horonaim they will hear the cries of distress over the destruction. 2
The charioteers 1 will charge ahead; 2 their swords 3 will flash 4 and their spears 5 will glimmer! 6 There will be many people slain; 7 there will be piles of the dead, and countless casualties 8 – so many that people 9 will stumble over the corpses.
However, you must not eat these 1 from among those that chew the cud and have divided hooves: The camel is unclean to you 2 because it chews the cud 3 even though its hoof is not divided. 4
“‘All 1 animals that divide the hoof but it is not completely split in two 2 and do not chew the cud 3 are unclean to you; anyone who touches them becomes unclean. 4
However, you may not eat the following animals among those that chew the cud or those that have divided hooves: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger. 1 (Although they chew the cud, they do not have divided hooves and are therefore ritually impure to you).
As Samuel was offering burnt offerings, the Philistines approached to do battle with Israel. 1 But on that day the Lord thundered loudly against the Philistines. He caused them to panic, and they were defeated by 2 Israel.
So look, the sovereign master 1 is bringing up against them the turbulent and mighty waters of the Euphrates River 2 – the king of Assyria and all his majestic power. It will reach flood stage and overflow its banks. 3
My heart cries out because of Moab’s plight, 1 and for the fugitives 2 stretched out 3 as far as Zoar and Eglath Shelishiyah. For they weep as they make their way up the ascent of Luhith; they loudly lament their demise on the road to Horonaim. 4
The one who slaughters a bull also strikes down a man; 1 the one who sacrifices a lamb also breaks a dog’s neck; 2 the one who presents an offering includes pig’s blood with it; 3 the one who offers incense also praises an idol. 4 They have decided to behave this way; 5 they enjoy these disgusting practices. 6