Isaiah 16:12
Good News Translation
The people of Moab wear themselves out going to their mountain shrines and to their temples to pray, but it will do them no good.

Contemporary English Version
It's useless for Moab's people to wear themselves out by going to their altars to worship and pray.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is wearied on his high places, that he shall go in to his sanctuaries to pray, and shall not prevail.

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And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is wearied on his high places, that he shall go in to his sanctuaries to pray, and shall not prevail.

when

Isaiah 15:2 The house is gone up, and Dibon to the high places to mourn over Nabo, and over Medaba, Moab hath howled: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard shall be shaven.

Isaiah 26:16 Lord, they have sought after thee in distress, in the tribulation of murmuring thy instruction was with them.

Numbers 22:39,41 So they went on together, and came into a city, that was in the uttermost borders of his kingdom. . . .

Numbers 23:1-3,14,28 And Balaam said to Balac: Build me here seven altars, and prepare as many calves, and the same number of rams. . . .

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near. A STAR SHALL RISE out of Jacob and a sceptre shall spring up from Israel: and shall strike the chiefs of Moab, and shall waste all the children of Seth

Proverbs 1:28 Because they have hated instruction, and received not the fear of the Lord,

Jeremiah 48:35 And I will take away from Moab, saith the Lord, him that offereth in the high places, and that sacrificeth to his gods.

he shall

Isaiah 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the temple of Nesroch his god, that Adramelech and Sarasar his sons slew him with the sword: and they fled into the land of Ararat, and Asarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 11:7 Then Solomon built a temple for Chamos, the idol of Moab, on the hill that is over against Jerusalem, and for Moloch, the idol of the children of Ammon.

2 Kings 3:27 Then he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall: and there was great indignation in Israel, and presently they departed from him, and returned into their own country.

Jeremiah 48:7,13,46 For because thou hast trusted in thy bulwarks, and in thy treasures, thou also shalt be taken: and Chamos shall go into captivity, his priests, and his princes together. . . .

but

Isaiah 47:13 Thou hast failed in the multitude of thy counsels: let now the astrologers stand and save thee, they that gazed at the stars, and counted the months, that from them they might tell the things that shall come to thee.

2 Kings 19:12,16-19 Have the gods of the nations delivered any of them, whom my fathers have destroyed, to wit, Gozan, and Haran, and Reseph, and the children of Eden, that were in Thelassar? . . .

Psalm 115:3-7 But our God is in heaven: he hath done all things whatsoever he would. . . .

Jeremiah 10:5 They are framed after the likeness of a palm tree, and shall not speak: they must be carried to be removed, because they cannot go. Therefore fear them not, for they can neither do evil nor good.

Context
A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation
11Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for the brick wall. 12And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is wearied on his high places, that he shall go in to his sanctuaries to pray, and shall not prevail.13This is the word, that the Lord spoke to Moab from that time:…
Cross References
Numbers 21:28
A fire is gone out of Hesebon, a flame from the city of Sehon, and hath consumed Ar of the Moabites, and the inhabitants of the high places of the Arnon.

Numbers 22:39
So they went on together, and came into a city, that was in the uttermost borders of his kingdom.

1 Kings 18:29
And after midday was past, and while they were prophesying, the time was come of offering sacrifice, and there was no voice heard, nor did any one answer, nor regard them as they prayed.

Isaiah 15:2
The house is gone up, and Dibon to the high places to mourn over Nabo, and over Medaba, Moab hath howled: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard shall be shaven.

Isaiah 16:13
This is the word, that the Lord spoke to Moab from that time:

Jeremiah 48:35
And I will take away from Moab, saith the Lord, him that offereth in the high places, and that sacrificeth to his gods.

Additional Translations
When Moab appears on the high place, when he wearies himself and enters his sanctuary to pray, it will do him no good.And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

And it shall come to pass, when Moab presenteth himself, when he wearieth himself upon the high place, and shall come to his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.

And it shall be to thy shame, (for Moab is wearied at the altars,) that he shall go in to the idols thereof to pray, but they shall not be at all able to deliver him.

And it shall come to pass, when Moab shall appear, shall weary himself on the high place, and enter into his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.

And it shall come to pass, when Moab presenteth himself, when he wearieth himself upon the high place, and shall come to his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.

And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

It will happen that when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, and comes to his sanctuary to pray, that he will not prevail.

And it hath come to pass, when it hath been seen, That weary hath been Moab on the high place, And he hath come unto his sanctuary to pray, And is not able.
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