He has stripped me of my honor
and removed the crown from my head.
You have made his splendor cease
and have overturned his throne.
?VavAll her splendor has vanished
from Daughter Zion.
Her leaders are like stags
that find no pasture;
they walk away exhausted
before the hunter.
?KhetJerusalem has sinned grievously;
therefore, she has become an object of scorn.
All who honored her now despise her,
for they have seen her nakedness.
She herself groans and turns away.
Terrors are turned loose against me;
they chase my dignity away like the wind,
and my prosperity has passed by like a cloud.
Since we have taken an oath of loyalty to the king, and it is not right for us to witness his dishonor, we have sent to inform the king
The wise will inherit honor,
but He holds up fools to dishonor.
When a wicked man comes, contempt also does,
and along with dishonor, disgrace.
He will get a beating and dishonor,
and his disgrace will never be removed.
And now the Lord says, “In three years, as a hired worker counts years, Moab’s splendor will become an object of contempt, in spite of a very large population. And those who are left will be few and weak.”
There is no longer praise for Moab;
they plan harm against her in Heshbon:
Come, let’s cut her off from nationhood.
Also, Madmen, you will be silenced;
the sword will pursue you.
On that day
the splendor of Jacob will fade,
and his healthy body will become emaciated.
?AlefHow the Lord has overshadowed
Daughter Zion with His anger!
He has thrown down Israel’s glory
from heaven to earth.
He has abandoned His footstool
in the day of His anger.
?PeThe Lord Himself has scattered them;
He regards them no more.
The priests are not respected;
the elders find no favor.
“Go down and sit in the dust,
Virgin Daughter Babylon.
Sit on the ground without a throne,
For you will no longer be called pampered and spoiled.
For the Lord said this to me: “Within one year, as a hired worker counts years, all the glory of Kedar will be gone.
I am about to bring strangers against you,
ruthless men from the nations.
They will draw their swords
against your magnificent wisdom
and will defile your splendor.
But when his heart was exalted and his spirit became arrogant, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken from him.
The more they multiplied,
the more they sinned against Me.
I will change their honor into disgrace.
Ephraim’s glory will fly away like a bird:
no birth, no gestation, no conception.
The residents of Samaria will have anxiety
over the calf of Beth-aven.
Indeed, its idolatrous priests rejoiced over it;
the people will mourn over it,
over its glory.
It will certainly depart from them.
You will be filled with disgrace instead of glory.
and expose your uncircumcision!
The cup in the Lord’s right hand
will come around to you,
and utter disgrace will cover your glory.
Listen to the wail of the shepherds,
for their glory is destroyed.
Listen to the roar of young lions,
for the thickets of the Jordan are destroyed.
Do not let those who put their hope in You
be disgraced because of me,
Lord God of Hosts;
do not let those who seek You
be humiliated because of me,
God of Israel.
Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame;
let the poor and needy praise Your name.