Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
The description of Moab’s devastation continues. The Moabites who have fled to Sela, which is Petra, Edom’s capital, for refuge are counseled to send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land, the king of Judah, in the mountain of the daughter of Zion, as they had previously sent lambs to Samaria. The people are nervously agitated over their impending calamity.