This chapter is a lamentation for Moab, foretelling its imminent destruction and the deep mourning that will follow. Isaiah describes the Moabites' despair, as their cities and temples are laid waste. The imagery of devastation is vivid, with every head shaved and every beard cut off in mourning. The Moabites are portrayed as desperate, fleeing, crying, and mourning on every road and in their once-fertile fields. The waters of Dimon are filled with blood, further illustrating the extent of the calamity. The prophecy depicts Moab's pride being brought low, with their warriors crying out in their distress. This chapter is a poignant portrayal of the consequences of pride and rebellion against God, serving as a somber reminder of the devastation that can befall a nation.

Isaiah 15

1  The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;

2  He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.

3  In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.

4  And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.

5  My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.

6  For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.

7  Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

8  For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.

9  For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.

End of Isaiah 15

1 Year Plan:  Sept 12 - Isa 14, Isa 15, Ps 105

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