I am about to pour out my wrath1 on you and spend my anger against you; I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.29
I will not look on you with pity or spare you;3 I will repay you in accordance with your conduct and the detestable practices among you.4 Then you will know that it is I the LORD who strikes the blow.510
"The day is here! It has come! Doom has burst forth, the rod6 has budded, arrogance has blossomed!
Violence7 has grown intoa a rod to punish wickedness; none of the people will be left, none of that crowd--no wealth, nothing of value.812
The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer9 rejoice nor the seller grieve, for wrath is upon the whole crowd.1013
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.1114
Though they blow the trumpet12 and get everything ready, no one will go into battle, for my wrath13 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.1416
All who survive15 and escape will be in the mountains, moaning like doves16 of the valleys, each because of his sins.1717
Every hand will go limp,18 and every knee will become as weak as water.1918
They will put on sackcloth20 and be clothed with terror.21 Their faces will be covered with shame and their heads will be shaved.22