"The day is here! It has come! Doom has burst forth, the rod1 has budded, arrogance has blossomed!
Violence2 has grown intoa a rod to punish wickedness; none of the people will be left, none of that crowd--no wealth, nothing of value.312
The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer4 rejoice nor the seller grieve, for wrath is upon the whole crowd.513
The seller will not recover the land he has sold as long as both of them live, for the vision concerning the whole crowd will not be reversed. Because of their sins, not one of them will preserve his life.614
Though they blow the trumpet7 and get everything ready, no one will go into battle, for my wrath8 is upon the whole crowd.
"Outside is the sword, inside are plague and famine; those in the country will die by the sword, and those in the city will be devoured by famine and plague.916
All who survive10 and escape will be in the mountains, moaning like doves11 of the valleys, each because of his sins.1217
Every hand will go limp,13 and every knee will become as weak as water.1418
They will put on sackcloth15 and be clothed with terror.16 Their faces will be covered with shame and their heads will be shaved.1719
They will throw their silver into the streets,18 and their gold will be an unclean thing. Their silver and gold will not be able to save them in the day of the LORD's wrath.19 They will not satisfy20 their hunger or fill their stomachs with it, for it has made them stumble21 into sin.2220
They were proud of their beautiful jewelry and used it to make23 their detestable idols and vile images.24 Therefore I will turn these into an unclean thing for them.25