“ ‘The end!t The end has come
upon the four cornersu of the land!
and I will unleash my anger against you.
I will judge you according to your conductv
and repay you for all your detestable practices.w
4 I will not look on you with pity;x
I will not spare you.
I will surely repay you for your conduct
and for the detestable practices among you.
“ ‘Then you will know that I am the Lord.’y
See, it comes!
6 The enda has come!
The end has come!
It has roused itself against you.
See, it comes!
upon you who dwell in the land.
There is panic, not joy, on the mountains.
8 I am about to pour out my wrathd on you
and spend my anger against you.
I will judge you according to your conduct
and repay you for all your detestable practices.e
I will not spare you.f
I will repay you for your conduct
and for the detestable practices among you.g
“ ‘Then you will know that it is I the Lord who strikes you.h
See, it comes!
Doom has burst forth,
the rodi has budded,
arrogance has blossomed!
a rod to punish the wicked.
None of the people will be left,
none of that crowd—
none of their wealth,
nothing of value.k
The day has arrived!
Let not the buyerl rejoice
nor the seller grieve,
for my wrath is on the whole crowd.m
the property that was sold—
as long as both buyer and seller live.
For the vision concerning the whole crowd
will not be reversed.
Because of their sins, not one of them
will preserve their life.n
14 “ ‘They have blown the trumpet,o
they have made all things ready,
but no one will go into battle,
for my wrathp is on the whole crowd.
inside are plague and famine.
Those in the country
will die by the sword;
those in the city
will be devoured by famine and plague.q
16 The fugitivesr who escape
will flee to the mountains.
Like dovess of the valleys,
they will all moan,
each for their own sins.t
17 Every hand will go limp;u
every leg will be wet with urine.v
18 They will put on sackclothw
and be clothed with terror.x
Every face will be covered with shame,
and every head will be shaved.y
19 “ ‘They will throw their silver into the streets,z
and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean.
Their silver and gold
will not be able to deliver them
in the day of the Lord’s wrath.a
It will not satisfyb their hunger
or fill their stomachs,
and used it to makee their detestable idols.
They made it into vile images;f
therefore I will make it a thing unclean for them.g
21 I will give their wealth as plunderh to foreigners
and as loot to the wicked of the earth,
who will defile it.i
22 I will turn my facej away from the people,
and robbers will desecrate the place I treasure.
They will enter it
and will defile it.k
For the land is full of bloodshed,l
and the city is full of violence.m
to take possession of their houses.
I will put an end to the pride of the mighty,
they will seek peace in vain.p
26 Calamity upon calamityq will come,
and rumor upon rumor.
They will go searching for a vision from the prophet,r
priestly instruction in the law will cease,
the counsel of the elders will come to an end.s
the prince will be clothed with despair,t
and the hands of the people of the land will tremble.
I will deal with them according to their conduct,u
and by their own standards I will judge them.
“ ‘Then they will know that I am the Lord.v’ ”
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