Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men,1 nor will he pity2 the fatherless and widows, for everyone is ungodly3 and wicked,4 every mouth speaks vileness.5 Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.618
Surely wickedness burns like a fire;7 it consumes briers and thorns,8 it sets the forest thickets ablaze,9 so that it rolls upward in a column of smoke.
By the wrath10 of the LORD Almighty the land will be scorched11 and the people will be fuel for the fire;12 no one will spare his brother.1320
On the right they will devour, but still be hungry;14 on the left they will eat,15 but not be satisfied. Each will feed on the flesh of his own offspringa: