1 This is what the LORD says: ¶ "For three sins of Moab, ¶ even for four, I will not relent. ¶ Because he burned to ashes ¶ the bones of Edom's king,
2 I will send fire on Moab that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth. [^1] Moab will go down in great tumult ¶ amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.
3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," ¶ says the LORD.
4 This is what the LORD says: ¶ "For three sins of Judah, ¶ even for four, I will not relent. ¶ Because they have rejected the law of the LORD ¶ and have not kept his decrees, ¶ because they have been led astray by false gods, [^2] the gods [^3] their ancestors followed,
5 I will send fire on Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 This is what the LORD says: ¶ "For three sins of Israel, ¶ even for four, I will not relent. ¶ They sell the innocent for silver, ¶ and the needy for a pair of sandals.
7 They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground ¶ and deny justice to the oppressed. ¶ Father and son use the same girl ¶ and so profane my holy name.
8 They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge. ¶ In the house of their god ¶ they drink wine taken as fines.
9 "Yet I destroyed the Amorites before them, ¶ though they were tall as the cedars ¶ and strong as the oaks. ¶ I destroyed their fruit above ¶ and their roots below.
10 I brought you up out of Egypt and led you forty years in the wilderness ¶ to give you the land of the Amorites.
11 "I also raised up prophets from among your children ¶ and Nazirites from among your youths. ¶ Is this not true, people of Israel?" ¶ declares the LORD.
12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 "Now then, I will crush you ¶ as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, ¶ and the warrior will not save his life.
15 The archer will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, ¶ and the horseman will not save his life.
16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," ¶ declares the LORD.