Set up a gravestone for Moab, for it will certainly be laid in ruins! 1 Its cities will be laid waste and become uninhabited.”
Moab will be destroyed. Its towns will be invaded. Its finest young men will be slaughtered. 1 I, the King, the Lord who rules over all, 2 affirm it! 3
I made you plentiful like sprouts in a field; you grew tall and came of age so that you could wear jewelry. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, but you were still naked and bare.
And with all your abominable practices and prostitution you did not remember the days of your youth when you were naked and bare, kicking around in your blood.
I will give you into their hands and they will destroy your chambers and tear down your pavilions. They will strip you of your clothing and take your beautiful jewelry and leave you naked and bare.
They will treat you with hatred, take away all you have labored for, 1 and leave you naked and bare. Your nakedness will be exposed, just as when you engaged in prostitution and obscene conduct. 2
Should you not have obeyed the words that the Lord cried out through the former prophets when Jerusalem 1 was peacefully inhabited and her surrounding cities, the Negev, and the Shephelah 2 were also populated?
I will turn the land of Egypt into a desolation in the midst of desolate lands; for forty years her cities will lie desolate in the midst of ruined cities. I will scatter Egypt among the nations and disperse them among foreign countries.