Common English Bible
14 Therefore, you will give good-bye gifts to Moresheth-gath;
the houses of Achzib have become a deception for the kings of Israel.
15 Again I will bring to you the one who conquers, inhabitants of Mareshah;
the glory of Israel will come as far as Adullam.
16 Make yourself bald and cut off your hair
because of your cherished children!
Make yourself as bald as the vulture,
for they have gone from you into exile.
New International Version
14 Therefore you will give parting gifts(A)
to Moresheth(B) Gath.
The town of Akzib[a](C) will prove deceptive(D)
to the kings of Israel.
15 I will bring a conqueror against you
who live in Mareshah.[b](E)
The nobles of Israel
will flee to Adullam.(F)
16 Shave(G) your head in mourning
for the children in whom you delight;
make yourself as bald as the vulture,
for they will go from you into exile.(H)
King James Version
14 Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.
16 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee.Read full chapter