See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth1 and devastate2 it; he will ruin its face and scatter3 its inhabitants--
it will be the same for priest as for people,4 for master as for servant, for mistress as for maid, for seller as for buyer,5 for borrower as for lender, for debtor as for creditor.63
The earth will be completely laid waste7 and totally plundered.8 The LORD has spoken9 this word.
The earth dries up10 and withers,11 the world languishes and withers, the exalted12 of the earth languish.135
The earth is defiled14 by its people; they have disobeyed15 the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant.166
Therefore a curse17 consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up,18 and very few are left.
The new wine dries up19 and the vine withers;20 all the merrymakers groan.21