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And †turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
As with the servant, so with his master;
As with the maid, so with her mistress;
fAs with the buyer, so with the seller;
As with the lender, so with the borrower;
gAs with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
iFor the Lord hath spoken this word.
The world jlanguisheth and fadeth away,
5 The kearth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;
Because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance,
lBroken the everlasting covenant.
And they that dwell therein mare desolate:
Therefore the inhabitants of the earth nare burned,
And ofew men left.
All the merryhearted do sigh.
Strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city of uconfusion is broken down:
Every house is shut up, vthat no man may come in.
All joy is darkened,
The mirth of hthe land is gone.
And the gate is smitten with destruction.
13 When thus it shall be in the midst of hthe land among the people,
There shall be yas the shaking of an olive tree,
And zas the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They shall lift up their voice, athey shall sing
For the majesty of the Lord, they shall cry aloud bfrom the sea.
But I said, †My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me!
gThe treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously;
Yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
Are upon thee, jO inhabitant of the earth.
And he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare:
For lthe windows from on high are open,
And mthe foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth nis utterly broken down,
The earth ois clean dissolved,
The earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall preel to and fro like a drunkard,
And shall be removed like qa cottage;
And the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it;
And it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass rin that day,
And tthe kings of the earth upon the earth.
And shall be shut up in the uprison,
When zthe Lord of hosts shall reign
In amount Zion, and in Jerusalem,
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.