Isaiah 14:31; Isaiah 15:2–3; Isaiah 15:8; Isaiah 16:7; Jeremiah 51:8; Ezekiel 30:2

31  bWail, O cgate; cry out, O city;

melt in fear, xO Philistia, all of you!

dFor smoke comes out of the north,

and there is no straggler in his ranks.


He has gone up to the temple,1 and to iDibon,

to the high places2 to weep;

over jNebo and over iMedeba

Moab kwails.

On every head is lbaldness;

every beard is shorn;

in the streets they wear sackcloth;

on the housetops and in the squares

everyone wails and melts in tears.


For a cry has gone

around the land of Moab;

her wailing reaches to Eglaim;

her wailing reaches to Beer-elim.


Therefore let Moab wail for Moab,

blet everyone wail.

Mourn, utterly stricken,

for the craisin cakes of dKir-hareseth.


aSuddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken;

bwail for her!

cTake balm for her pain;

perhaps she may be healed.


vSon of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God:

wWail, Alas for the day!