|The Message (MSG)
||New International Version (NIV)
16 You've multiplied shops and shopkeepers - more buyers and sellers than stars in the sky! A plague of locusts, cleaning out the neighborhood and then flying off.
16 You have increased the number of your merchants till they are more than the stars of the sky, but like locusts they strip the land and then fly away.
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