Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir-heres shall there be moaning.
Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jaazer for the vine of Sibmah; with my tears will I water thee, Heshbon, and Elealeh, for a cry is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy harvest.
For the mountains will I take up weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness, a lamentation; for they are burnt up, so that none passeth through them; and the voice of the cattle is not heard. Both the fowl of the heavens and the beasts are fled; they are gone.
And thou shalt say this word unto them: Let mine eyes run down with tears, night and day, and not cease; for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.
For the breach of the daughter of my people am I crushed; I go mourning; astonishment hath taken hold of me.
For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water: for the comforter that should revive my soul is far from me; my children are desolate, for the enemy hath prevailed.
Mine eye runneth down with streams of water for the ruin of the daughter of my people.
Did not I weep for him whose days were hard? was not my soul grieved for the needy?