1 So says the LORD: For three transgressions of Moab, yea for four, I will not turn away [from] it; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime.
2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth. And Moab shall die with great noise, with shouting, with the sound of a trumpet.
3 And I will cut off the judge from its midst, and will kill all its rulers with him, says the LORD.
4 So says the LORD: For three transgressions of Judah, yea for four, I will not turn away [from] it; because they have despised the laws of the LORD, and have not kept His commandments. And their lies after which their fathers walked led them astray.
5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
6 So says the LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, yea for four, I will not turn away [from] it; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of sandals;
7 panting after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turning aside the way of the meek. And a man and his father will go [in] to the same woman, to defile My holy name.
8 And they will stretch beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and they drink the wine of the condemned [in] the house of their god.
9 Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height [was] like the height of the cedars, and he [was] strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above and his roots from below.
10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt and led you forty years through the wilderness to possess the land of the Amorite.
11 And I raised up prophets from your sons and Nazarites from your young men. [Is it] not even so, O sons of Israel? says the LORD.
12 But you gave the Nazarites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Do not prophesy.
13 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart full of sheaves [is] pressed.
14 And refuge shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his power, nor shall the mighty deliver his life;
15 nor shall he who handles the bow stand. And the swift-footed shall not save; and the horse rider shall not save his life.
16 And the stout-hearted among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, says the LORD.