1 Thus, saith Yahweh, Because of three transgressions of Moab, and because of four, will I not turn it back, - Because he burned the bones of the King of Edom to lime, 2 Therefore will I send a fire into Moab, which shall devour the palaces of Kerioth - and Moab, shall die with tumult, with war- cry, with the sound of a horn; 3 And I will cut off the judge out of her midst, and, all her rulers, will I slay with him, saith Yahweh.
4 Thus, saith Yahweh, Because of three transgressions of Judah, and because of four, will I not turn it back, - Because they have rejected the law of Yahweh, and, his statutes, have not kept, but their falsehoods, have led them astray, after the which their fathers, did walk, 5 Therefore will I send a fire upon Judah, - which shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
6 Thus, saith Yahweh, Because of three transgressions of Israel, and because of four, will I not turn it back, - Because they have sold - for silver - the righteous, and the needy - for a pair of shoes: 7 Who strive to bring the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and, the way of the oppressed, they pervert, - Yea, a man and his own father, go in unto the maid, to profane my holy Name! 8 And, on pledged garments, they recline, beside every altar, - and, exacted wine, do they drink, in the house of their God.
9 Yet it was, I, who destroyed the Amorite, from before them, whose height was, like the height of cedars, and, strong, was he, like the oaks, - but I destroyed his fruit above, and his roots beneath. 10 And it was, I, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, - and led you in the desert, forty years, to take possession of the land of the Amorites; 11 And I raised up, of your sons, for prophets, and, of your young men, for Nazirites, - Was it not even so, ye sons of Israel? Demandeth Yahweh;
12 And yet ye caused the Nazirites to drink wine, - and, on the prophet, laid ye command, saying, Ye shall not prophesy! 13 Lo! I, am pressed under you, - as a full cart is pressed by its sheaves, 14 Therefore shall flight, perish, from the swift, and, the mighty, shall not invigorate his strength, - nor shall, the hero, escape with his life; 15 Nor, he that handleth the bow, make a stand, and, the swift on his feet, shall not escape, - nor, he that rideth on a horse, escape with his life: 16 Nay, he that is stout in his heart, among heroes, naked, shall flee, in that day, Declareth Yahweh.