1
Thus sayth the Lorde, For three transgressions of Moab, and for foure, I will not turne to it, because it burnt the bones of the King of Edom into lime.
2
Therefore will I send a fire vpon Moab, and it shall deuoure the palaces of Kerioth, and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of a trumpet.
3
And I will cut off the iudge out of the mids thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, sayth the Lord.
4
Thus saith the Lorde, For three transgressions of Iudah, and for foure, I will not turne to it, because they haue cast away the Lawe of the Lorde, and haue not kept his commandementes, and their lies caused them to erre after the which their fathers haue walked.
5
Therefore will I send a fire vpon Iudah, and it shall deuoure the palaces of Ierusalem.
6
Thus sayth the Lord, For three transgressions of Israel, and for foure, I will not turne to it, because they solde the righteous for siluer and the poore for shooes.
7
They gape ouer the head of the poore, in the dust of the earth, and peruert the wayes of the meeke: and a man and his father will goe in to a mayde to dishonour mine holy Name.
8
And they lye downe vpon clothes layde to pledge by euery altar: and they drinke the wine of the condemned in the house of their God.
9
Yet destroyed I the Amorite before the, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the okes: notwithstanding I destroyed his fruite from aboue, and his roote from beneath.
10
Also I brought you vp from the land of Egypt, and led you fourtie yeres thorowe the wildernesse, to possesse the land of the Amorite.
11
And I raysed vp of your sonnes for Prophets, and of your yong men for Nazarites.
Is it not euen thus, O ye children of Israel, sayth the Lorde?
12
But ye gaue the Nazarites wine to drinke, and commanded the Prophetes, saying, Prophecie not.
13
Behold, I am pressed vnder you as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaues.
14
Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mightie saue his life.
15
Nor he that handleth the bowe, shal stand, and he that is swift of foote, shall not escape, neyther shall he that rideth the horse, saue his life.
16
And he that is of a mighty courage among the strong men, shall flee away naked in that day, sayth the Lord.