Yahweh pleads for the Moabites (Isa 16:3-16:4)

“‘Give counsel!

Grant justice!

Make your shade

Like night

At the height of noon!

Hide the outcasts!

Do not betray the fugitive!

Let the outcasts of Moab

Settle among you!

Be a refuge to them

From the destroyer!’”

This appears to be an oracle from Yahweh, via Isaiah, asking the people of Judah to help the Moabites. Yahweh wanted them to grant counsel and justice to the Moabites. They were to provide noonday shade or protection for these fugitive immigrants. They were to hide these outcasts, who should not be betrayed. The Moabites should be allowed to settle among them as refugees from the Assyrian destroyer. This is a great plea to the Israelites to help the displaced neighboring people of Moab.

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