Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.
The new wine dries up and the vine withers; all the merrymakers groan.
The joyful timbrels are stilled, the noise of the revelers has stopped, the joyful harp is silent.
No longer do they drink wine with a song; the beer is bitter to its drinkers.