They were distressed, 1 because each one had been 2 so confident; they arrived there, 3 but were disappointed.
Let him not trust in what is worthless, 1 deceiving himself; for worthlessness will be his reward. 2
All day long my tongue will also tell about your justice, for those who want to harm me 1 will be embarrassed and ashamed. 2
They are dismayed because the ground is cracked 1 because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers, too, are dismayed and bury their faces in their hands.
The people of Moab will be disappointed by their god Chemosh. They will be as disappointed as the people of Israel were when they put their trust in the calf god at Bethel. 1
The leading men of the cities send their servants for water. They go to the cisterns, 1 but they do not find any water there. They return with their containers 2 empty. Disappointed and dismayed, they bury their faces in their hands. 3
But the Lord is with me to help me like an awe-inspiring warrior. 1 Therefore those who persecute me will fail and will not prevail over me. They will be thoroughly disgraced because they did not succeed. Their disgrace will never be forgotten.