See, the day(A) of the Lord is coming
    —a cruel(B) day, with wrath(C) and fierce anger(D)
to make the land desolate
    and destroy the sinners within it.

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11 I will punish(A) the world for its evil,
    the wicked(B) for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty(C)
    and will humble(D) the pride of the ruthless.(E)

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12 Therefore this is what the Holy One(A) of Israel says:

“Because you have rejected this message,(B)
    relied on oppression(C)
    and depended on deceit,
13 this sin will become for you
    like a high wall,(D) cracked and bulging,
    that collapses(E) suddenly,(F) in an instant.
14 It will break in pieces like pottery,(G)
    shattered so mercilessly
that among its pieces not a fragment will be found
    for taking coals from a hearth
    or scooping water out of a cistern.”

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