The earth is utterly broken down
Still alluding to the deluge, when the earth broke in upon the waters under it, if Mr. Burnet's theory of the earth can be supported: the earth is clean dissolved;
it will be an entire dissolution, nothing shall remain; all these things, as Peter says, the heavens and the earth, and all in them, shall be dissolved, ( 2 Peter 3:11 2 Peter 3:12 ) : the earth is moved exceedingly;
out of its place and form, and shall fall into its original chaos and confusion. The Targum is,
``moving, the earth shall be moved; agitating, the earth shall be agitated; breaking or dissolving, the earth shall be broken or dissolved;''which seems to express the more gradual and natural dissolution of the world. These expressions are used, and repeated, to declare the certain and complete destruction of it.