17 “I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near.(A)
A star will come out of Jacob;(B)
    a scepter will rise out of Israel.(C)
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,(D)
    the skulls[a](E) of[b] all the people of Sheth.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 24:17 Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Jer. 48:45); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
  2. Numbers 24:17 Or possibly Moab, / batter
  3. Numbers 24:17 Or all the noisy boasters

A Prophecy Against Moab(A)

15 A prophecy(B) against Moab:(C)

Ar(D) in Moab is ruined,(E)
    destroyed in a night!
Kir(F) in Moab is ruined,
    destroyed in a night!

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10 The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain;(A)
    but Moab(B) will be trampled in their land
    as straw is trampled down in the manure.

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Then send(A) word to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon,(B) Tyre and Sidon(C) through the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.

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A Message About Moab(A)

48 Concerning Moab:(B)

This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“Woe to Nebo,(C) for it will be ruined.
    Kiriathaim(D) will be disgraced and captured;
    the stronghold[a] will be disgraced and shattered.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 48:1 Or captured; / Misgab

A Prophecy Against Moab

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Because Moab(A) and Seir(B) said, “Look, Judah has become like all the other nations,”

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Therefore, as surely as I live,”
    declares the Lord Almighty,
    the God of Israel,
“surely Moab(A) will become like Sodom,(B)
    the Ammonites(C) like Gomorrah—
a place of weeds and salt pits,
    a wasteland forever.
The remnant of my people will plunder(D) them;
    the survivors(E) of my nation will inherit their land.(F)

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