Look! ADONAI is stripping and destroying the land, turning it upside down and scattering its inhabitants
cohen and commoner, slave and master, maid and mistress, buyer and seller, lender and borrower, creditor and debtor.
The land will be completely stripped, completely plundered, for ADONAI has spoken this word.
The land fades and withers, the world wilts and withers, the exalted of the land languish.
The land lies defiled under its inhabitants; because they have transgressed the teachings, changed the law and broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore a curse is devouring the land, and its inhabitants are punished for their guilt. It is why those living there waste away, and the people left are few.