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Isaiah 15:1-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 15

Moab[a]

    Oracle on Moab:
Laid waste in a night,
    Ar of Moab is destroyed;
Laid waste in a night,
    Kir of Moab is destroyed.
Daughter Dibon has gone up
    to the high places to weep;
Over Nebo and over Medeba
    Moab is wailing.
Every head is shaved,
    every beard sheared off.[b]
In the streets they wear sackcloth,
    and on the rooftops;
In the squares
    everyone wails, streaming with tears.

Footnotes:

  1. 15:1–16:14 Both the historical situation reflected in this oracle against Moab and the date of composition are uncertain. Variants of the same poem are found in Jer 48, and there are connections with Nm 21:27–30 as well.
  2. 15:2 Shaved…sheared off: traditional signs of grief.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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