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Isaiah prophesies against Babylon, Assyria, Moab and Philistia; and promises Judah a return to Jerusalem: Isaiah 13−16

Isaiah prophesied a devastating fate for Moab.

Within three years, it’s capital city and main fortress would be destroyed:

Isaiah 15:1In one night the town of Ar will be leveled,
and the city of Kir will be destroyed.

Its lands destroyed:

Isaiah 16:8The farms of Heshbon are abandoned;
the vineyards at Sibmah are deserted. The rulers of the nations have broken down Moab—that beautiful grapevine.

With nowhere for the refugees to go:

Isaiah 15:9-10 The stream near Dibon runs red with blood,
but I am still not finished with Dibon!
Lions will hunt down the survivors—
both those who try to escape
and those who remain behind.

With few survivors.

And all within three years:

Isaiah 16:13-14 The Lord has already said these things about Moab in the past. But now the Lord says that within three years, counting each day, the glory of Moab will be ended. From its great population, only a feeble few will be left alive.

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