My heart cries out for Moab;
His fugitives are as far as (A)Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah,
For they go up the (B)ascent of Luhith weeping;
Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress (C)over their ruin.

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11 Therefore my [a](A)heart intones like a harp for Moab
And my [b]inward feelings for Kir-hareseth.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 16:11 Lit entrails murmur
  2. Isaiah 16:11 Lit inward part

For this reason my (A)loins are full of anguish;
Pains have seized me like the pains of a (B)woman in labor.
I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.

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Therefore I say, “Turn your eyes away from me,
Let me (A)weep bitterly,
Do not [a]try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 22:4 Lit insist

A Lament over Zion

[a](A)Oh that my head were waters
And my eyes a fountain of tears,
That I might weep day and night
For the slain of the (B)daughter of my people!

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:1 Ch 8:23 in Heb

10 “For the (A)mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing,
And for the pastures of the (B)wilderness a dirge,
Because they are (C)laid waste so that no one passes through,
And the lowing of the cattle is not heard;
Both the (D)birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.

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But if I say, “I will not (A)remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in (B)my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And (C)I cannot endure it.

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