"He has stripped me of my honor; he has stolen the crown off my head!
You have caused his splendor to cease and cast down his throne to the ground.
Fled from cherished Zion are all that were her splendor. Her princes have become like deer that cannot find their feeding grounds. They flee with strength exhausted from their pursuers.
Jerusalem sinned greatly, and she became unclean. All who honored her now despise her, because they saw her naked. She herself groans and turns her face away.
My greatest fears have overcome me; my honor is assaulted as though by a wind storm; my prosperity evaporates like a morning cloud."
Now, because we are royal employees and are committed to preserving the reputation of the king, we have written to the king and have declared its contents to be true,
The wise will inherit honor, but he holds fools up for ridicule.
When an evil person comes, contempt also comes, along with dishonor and disgrace.
He will receive a beating and dishonor, and his shame won't disappear,
But now the LORD has spoken again: "Within three years, like the years of a contract worker, Moab's glory will be brought into contempt, in spite of all its great multitude, and its survivors will be very few and of no importance."
The pride of Moab is no more. In Heshbon they plotted evil against her: "Come and let's eliminate her as a nation.' Madmen will also be silenced, and the sword will pursue you.
"At that time, Jacob's glory will have become weakened, and his strong flesh will turn gaunt;
How the Lord in his wrath shamed cherished Zion! He cast down from heaven to earth the glory of Israel, He did not remember his footstool in the time of his anger.
The LORD himself separated them; he will do nothing more for them. They did not respect their own priests; they did not honor their elders.
"Come down and sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a chair, Daughter of the Chaldeans! For no longer will they call you tender and attractive.
For this is what the LORD is saying to me: "Within three years, according to the years of a contract worker, the pomp of Kedar will come to an end.
Therefore, look! I'm bringing foreigners in your direction, the most terrifying of nations! They will direct their violence against the grandeur that you've created by your wisdom.
But when he became arrogant and his spirit hardened, he was removed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.
"The more they increased in number, the more they sinned against me, so I will change their glory into shame.
The glory of Ephraim will fly away like a bird no birth, no pregnancy, not even a conception.
"The residents of Samaria will be terrified because of the cows of Beth-aven. Its people will mourn over Beth-aven, along with the priests who will mourn its glory, because that glory has departed.
You are filled with dishonor instead of glory. So go ahead, drink and be naked! The LORD will turn against you, and utter disgrace will debase your reputation.
Hear the wailing of the shepherds, for the magnificence of the forest is ruined! Hear the roar of the lions, for the Jordan's arrogance is ruined!
Do not let those who look up to you be ashamed because of me, Lord God of the Heavenly Armies. Let not those who seek you be humiliated because of me, God of Israel.
Don't let the oppressed return in humiliation. The poor and needy will praise your name.