Amplified Bible

Isaiah 16

Prophecy of Moab’s Devastation

1Send lambs to the ruler of the land [[a]you Moabites],
From Sela [that is, Petra in Edom] through the wilderness to the mountain of the Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem).

For like wandering birds or scattered nestlings,
The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the [river] Arnon.

[Say to the ruler] “Give us advice, make a decision [for Moab, king of Judah];
Cast your shadow [over us] like night in the midst of noon;
Hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitive [to his pursuer].

“Let our outcasts of Moab live among you;
Be a [sheltered] hiding place to them from the destroyer.”
For the extortioner has come to an end, destruction has ceased,
Oppressors [who trample men] have completely disappeared from the land,

A throne will be established in lovingkindness,
And One will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent (dynasty, family) of David;
Judging and seeking justice
And being prompt to do righteousness.


We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride—
Even of his arrogance, his conceit, his rage,
His untruthful boasting.

Therefore Moab will wail for Moab; everyone will wail.
You will mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth,
As those who are utterly stricken and discouraged.

For the fields of Heshbon have languished and withered, and the vines of Sibmah as well;
The lords of the nations have trampled down [Moab’s] choice vine branches,
Which reached as far as Jazer and wandered into the wilderness;
Its tendrils stretched out, they passed over [the shores of] the [Dead] Sea.

Therefore I (Isaiah) will weep bitterly for Jazer, for the vines of Sibmah.
I will drench you with my tears, O Heshbon and Elealeh;
For the war-cry [of the enemy] has fallen on your summer fruits and your harvest.
10 
Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field;
In the vineyards there will be no singing or joyful sound;
No treader treads out wine in the presses,
For I (God) put an end to the joyful shouting.
11 
Therefore my heart sounds like a harp [in mournful compassion] for Moab,
And my inner being mourns for Kir-hareseth.
12 
So it will come to pass when Moab presents himself,
When he wearies himself [worshiping] on his high place [of idolatry]
And comes to his sanctuary [of Chemosh, god of Moab] to pray,
That he will not prevail.

13 This is the word which the Lord spoke earlier concerning Moab [when Moab’s pride and resistance to God were first known]. 14 But now the Lord speaks, saying, “Within [b]three years, as the years of a hired man [who will not serve longer than the agreed time], the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all [c]the great population, and the remnant [that survives] will be very small and of no account.”

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 16:1 As King Mesha sent 100,000 lambs each year to King Ahab of Israel (2 Kin 3:4), so now the Moabites are advised to win the king’s favor and protection by diverting their tribute to the king in Jerusalem as an acknowledgment of subjection.
  2. Isaiah 16:14 This prophecy was fulfilled after the death of King Ahaz of Judah (Is 14:28), about the third year of King Hezekiah’s reign. Moab was not left completely without population at this time; there was still a “remnant.” The final desolation of Moab was reserved for King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in 582 b.c., some five years after the taking of Jerusalem. The ruins of Elealeh, Heshbon, Medeba, Dimon, etc., still exist to confirm through modern research the accuracy of the fulfillment of this prophecy.
  3. Isaiah 16:14 Lit all the great number.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 16

1摩押人從西拉穿過曠野,來到錫安城的山,

把羊羔獻給那裡的掌權者。
在亞嫩河渡口,
摩押人[a]如同被趕離巢穴的飛鳥。
他們對猶大人說:「給我們出個主意,伸張正義吧!
請讓你們的影子在正午如黑夜,
遮蓋逃難的人,
不要出賣逃亡者。
讓我們這些逃難的摩押人留在你們那裡,
好躲避毀滅者。」
欺壓和毀滅之事終必停止,
入侵者終必從地上消失。
那時,必有一個寶座在愛中堅立,
大衛家的人必坐在上面以信實治國,
秉公審判,速行公義。

我們聽說摩押人心驕氣傲、狂妄自大,
然而他們所誇耀的都是虛假的。
他們必為摩押哀哭,
人人都必哀哭,
為不再有吉珥·哈列設的美味葡萄餅而哀歎、悲傷。

因為希實本的農田荒廢,
西比瑪的葡萄樹枯萎。
各國的君王都來踐踏這些上好的葡萄樹。
它們的枝子曾經伸展到雅謝和曠野,
嫩枝一直蔓延到死海。
因此,我像雅謝人一樣為西比瑪的葡萄樹哀哭。
希實本和以利亞利啊,
我用眼淚來澆灌你們,
因為再無人為你們的果品和莊稼而歡呼了。
10 肥美的田園裡聽不到快樂的聲音,
葡萄園裡也無人歌唱歡呼,
榨酒池裡無人榨酒。
我已經使歡呼聲止息。
11 我的內心為摩押,
為吉珥·哈列設哀鳴,
好像淒涼的琴聲。
12 摩押人上邱壇祭拜,
卻落得精疲力盡;
在廟宇裡禱告,
卻毫無用處。

13 以上是耶和華所說有關摩押的預言。 14 現在,耶和華說:「正如一個雇工的工作年限是三年,摩押的榮耀也必在三年之內消失,那裡的人民必遭藐視,殘存的人必寥寥無幾、軟弱無力。」

Notas al pie

  1. 16·2 摩押人」希伯來文是「摩押的女子」。