10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain(A) of the Jordan toward Zoar(B) was well watered, like the garden of the Lord,(C) like the land of Egypt.(D) (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom(E) and Gomorrah.)(F)

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How long will the land lie parched(A)
    and the grass in every field be withered?(B)
Because those who live in it are wicked,
    the animals and birds have perished.(C)
Moreover, the people are saying,
    “He will not see what happens to us.”

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10 The land is full of adulterers;(A)
    because of the curse[a](B) the land lies parched
    and the pastures(C) in the wilderness are withered.(D)
The prophets follow an evil course
    and use their power unjustly.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 23:10 Or because of these things