2 “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘“On account of three revolts of Moʹab,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of his burning the bones of the king of Eʹdom for lime.+ 2 And I will send a fire into Moʹab, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Keʹri·oth;+ and with noise Moʹab must die, with an alarm signal, with the sound of a horn.*+ 3 And I will cut off [the] judge from the midst of her, and all her princes I shall kill with him,”+ Jehovah has said.’
4 “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of Judah,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their rejecting the law of Jehovah,+ and [because] they did not keep his own regulations; but their lies,+ after which their forefathers had walked, kept making them wander.+ 5 And I will send a fire into Judah, and it must devour the dwelling towers of Jerusalem.’+
6 “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘On account of three revolts of Israel,+ and on account of four, I shall not turn it back, on account of their selling someone righteous for mere silver, and someone poor for [the price of] a pair of sandals.+ 7 They are panting for the dust of [the] earth on the head of lowly persons;+ and the way of meek people they turn aside;+ and a man* and his own father have gone to the [same] girl,+ for the purpose of profaning my holy name.+ 8 And on garments seized as a pledge they stretch themselves out+ beside every altar;+ and the wine of those who have been fined they drink at the house of their gods.’*+
9 “‘But as for me, I had annihilated the Amʹor·ite+ on account of them, whose height was like the height of cedars, and who was vigorous like the massive trees;+ and I went annihilating his fruitage above and his roots below.+ 10 And I myself brought YOU people up out of the land of Egypt,+ and I kept making YOU walk through the wilderness forty years,+ in order to take possession of the land* of the Amʹor·ite.+ 11 And I kept raising up some of YOUR sons as prophets+ and some of YOUR young men as Nazʹi·rites.+ Should this really not be, O sons of Israel?’ is the utterance of Jehovah.
12 “‘But YOU kept giving the Nazʹi·rites wine to drink,+ and upon the prophets YOU laid a command, saying: “YOU must not prophesy.”+ 13 Here I am making what is under YOU sway, just as the wagon sways that is full up with a row of newly cut grain. 14 And a place to which to flee must perish from the swift one,+ and no one strong will reinforce his power, and no mighty man will provide his soul* with escape.+ 15 And no one handling the bow will stand, and no one swift on his feet will escape, and no rider of the horse will provide his soul with escape.+ 16 And as for one strong in his heart among the mighty men, naked is how he will flee in that day,’+ is the utterance of Jehovah.”