Judgment on the Earth
1 Behold, the LORD lays R831 the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants. 2 And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the maid like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender like the borrower, the creditor R832 like the debtor. 3 The earth will be completely laid waste and completely despoiled, for the LORD has spoken this word. 4 The earth R833 mourns and withers, the world fades and withers, the exalted R834 of the people of the earth fade away. 5 The earth is also polluted R835 by F307 its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke R836 the everlasting covenant. 6 Therefore, a curse R837 devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore, the inhabitants R838 of the earth are burned, and few men are left.
7 The new R839 wine mourns,
The vine decays,
All the merry-hearted sigh.
8 The gaiety R840 of tambourines ceases,
The noise of revelers stops,
The gaiety of the harp ceases.
9 They do not drink wine with song;
Strong R841 drink is bitter R842 to those who drink it.
10 The city R843 of chaos is broken down;
Every R844 house is shut up so that none may enter.
11 There is an outcry R845 in the streets concerning the wine;
All R846 joy turns F308 to gloom.
The gaiety of the earth is banished.
12 Desolation is left in the city
And the gate R847 is battered to ruins.
13 For thus R848 it will be in the midst of the earth among the peoples,
As the shaking F309 of an olive tree,
As the gleanings when the grape harvest is over.
14 They R849 raise their voices, they shout for joy;
They cry out from the west F310 concerning the majesty of the LORD.
15 Therefore glorify R850 the LORD in the east, F311
The name R851 of the LORD, the God of Israel,
In the coastlands R852 F312 of the sea.
16 From the ends R853 of the earth we hear songs, "Glory R854 to the Righteous One,"
But I say, "Woe R855 F313 to me! Woe F313 to me! Alas for me!
The treacherous R856 deal treacherously,
And the treacherous deal very treacherously."
17 Terror R857 and pit and snare
Confront F314 you, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 Then it will be that he who flees the report F315 of disaster will fall into the pit,
And he who climbs F316 out of the pit will be caught in the snare;
For the windows R858 above F317 are opened, and the foundations R859 of the earth shake.
19 The R860 earth is broken asunder,
The earth is split R861 through,
The earth is shaken violently.
20 The earth reels R862 to and fro like a drunkard
And it totters like a shack, F318
For its transgression R863 is heavy upon it,
And it will fall, never R864 to rise again.
21 So it will happen in that day,
That the LORD will punish R865 the host of heaven F319 on high,
And the kings R866 of the earth on earth.
22 They will be gathered together
Like prisoners R867 in the dungeon, F320
And will be confined in prison;
And after many days they will be R868 punished.
23 Then the moon R869 will be abashed and the sun ashamed,
For the LORD R870 of hosts will reign on Mount R871 Zion and in Jerusalem,
And His glory will be before His elders.
F307: Lit under
F308: Lit is darkened
F309: Lit striking
F310: Lit sea
F311: Lit region of light
F312: Or islands
F313: Lit Wasting to me!
F313: Lit Wasting to me!
F314: Lit Are upon you
F315: Lit sound of terror
F316: Lit goes up from the midst of
F317: Lit from the height; i.e. heaven
F318: Or hut
F319: Lit the height in the height
F320: Lit pit
R831: Isaiah 2:19; 13:13; 24:19,20; 30:32; 33:9
R832: Leviticus 25:36,37; Deuteronomy 23:19,20
R833: Isaiah 33:9
R834: Isaiah 2:12; 24:21
R835: Genesis 3:17; Numbers 35:33; Isaiah 9:17; 10:6
R836: Isaiah 33:8
R837: Joshua 23:15; Isaiah 34:5; 43:28; Zechariah 5:3,4
R838: Isaiah 1:31; 5:24; 9:19
R839: Isaiah 16:10; Joel 1:10,12
R840: Isaiah 5:12,14; Ezekiel 26:13; Hosea 2:11; Revelation 18:22
R841: Isaiah 5:11,22
R842: Isaiah 5:20
R843: Isaiah 34:11
R844: Isaiah 23:1
R845: Jeremiah 14:2; 46:12
R846: Isaiah 16:10; 32:13
R847: Isaiah 14:31; 45:2
R848: Isaiah 17:6; 27:12
R849: Isaiah 12:6; 48:20; 52:8; 54:1
R850: Isaiah 25:3
R851: Malachi 1:11
R852: Isaiah 11:11; 42:4,10,12; 49:1; 51:5; 60:9; 66:19
R853: Isaiah 11:12; 42:10
R854: Isaiah 28:5; 60:21
R855: Leviticus 26:39
R856: Isaiah 21:2; 33:1; Jeremiah 3:20; 5:11
R857: Jeremiah 48:43; Amos 5:19
R858: Genesis 7:11
R859: Psalms 18:7; 46:2; Isaiah 2:19,21; 13:13
R860: Isaiah 24:1
R861: Numbers 16:31,32; Deuteronomy 11:6
R862: Isaiah 19:14; 24:1; 28:7
R863: Isaiah 1:28; 43:27; 66:24
R864: Daniel 11:19; Amos 8:14
R865: Isaiah 10:12; 13:11
R866: Psalms 76:12
R867: Isaiah 10:4; 42:22
R868: Ezekiel 38:8; Zechariah 9:11,12
R869: Isaiah 13:10
R870: Isaiah 60:19,20; Zechariah 14:6,7; Revelation 21:23; 22:5
R871: Micah 4:7; Hebrews 12:22