I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty;1 and at the heavens, and their light2 was gone.
I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking;3 all the hills were swaying.
I looked, and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away.426
I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;5 all its towns lay in ruins6 before the LORD, before his fierce anger.727
This is what the LORD says: "The whole land will be ruined,8 though I will not destroy9 it completely.
Therefore the earth will mourn10 and the heavens above grow dark,11 because I have spoken and will not relent,12 I have decided and will not turn back.13"