I have cut off nations; their corner towers are destroyed. I have laid waste their streets, with no one to pass through. Their cities lie devastated, without a person, without an inhabitant.
I thought: You will certainly fear Me and accept correction. Then her dwelling placea would not be cut off [based on] all that I had allocated to her. However, they became more corrupt in all their actions.
Therefore, wait for Me- the Lord's declaration- until the day I rise up for plunder.b For My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, in order to pour out My indignation on them, all My burning anger; for the whole earth will be consumed by the fire of My jealousy.