Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
The Lord counsels Moab to hide God’s Jewish outcasts, as if in a dark shadow, to provide sanctuary and safety for them. The spoiler, extortioner, and oppressor will cease, and the Lord will reign on the throne of David in mercy, truth, justice, and righteousness.