Tree of Life Version
24 Wasted by famine, ravaged by plague
and pestilence so bitter,
fangs of beasts I’ll let loose on them,
with venom of creepers in the dust.
25 Outside the sword deals death,
and inside terror—
to both young men and young women,
infants, with men of gray hair.
26 I would have said,
‘I will hack them to pieces,
make the memory of them cease from mankind,’