16 From the ends of the earth(A) we hear singing:(B)
    “Glory(C) to the Righteous One.”(D)

But I said, “I waste away, I waste away!(E)
    Woe(F) to me!
The treacherous(G) betray!
    With treachery the treacherous betray!(H)
17 Terror(I) and pit and snare(J) await you,
    people of the earth.(K)
18 Whoever flees(L) at the sound of terror
    will fall into a pit;(M)
whoever climbs out of the pit
    will be caught in a snare.(N)

The floodgates of the heavens(O) are opened,
    the foundations of the earth shake.(P)
19 The earth is broken up,(Q)
    the earth is split asunder,(R)
    the earth is violently shaken.
20 The earth reels like a drunkard,(S)
    it sways like a hut(T) in the wind;
so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion(U)
    that it falls(V)—never to rise again.(W)

21 In that day(X) the Lord will punish(Y)
    the powers(Z) in the heavens above
    and the kings(AA) on the earth below.
22 They will be herded together
    like prisoners(AB) bound in a dungeon;(AC)
they will be shut up in prison
    and be punished[a] after many days.(AD)
23 The moon will be dismayed,
    the sun(AE) ashamed;
for the Lord Almighty will reign(AF)
    on Mount Zion(AG) and in Jerusalem,
    and before its elders—with great glory.(AH)

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