The earth mourns and withers;
the world wastes away and withers;
the exalted people of the earth waste away.
The earth is polluted by its inhabitants,(A)
for they have transgressed teachings,
overstepped decrees,
and broken the permanent covenant.(B)
Therefore a curse has consumed the earth,(C)
and its inhabitants have become guilty;
the earth’s inhabitants have been burned,
and only a few survive.
The new wine mourns;(D)
the vine withers.
All the carousers now groan.

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How long will the land mourn(A)
and the grass of every field wither?
Because of the evil of its residents,
animals and birds have been swept away,(B)
for the people have said,
“He cannot see what our end will be.”[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 12:4 LXX reads see our ways

10 For the land is full of adulterers;(A)
the land mourns(B) because of the curse,(C)
and the grazing lands in the wilderness have dried up.
Their way of life[a] has become evil,
and their power is not rightly used

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Footnotes

  1. 23:10 Lit Their manner of running

10 The fields are destroyed;(A)
the land grieves;
indeed, the grain is destroyed;
the new wine is dried up;(B)
and the fresh oil fails.(C)

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18 How the animals groan!(A)
The herds of cattle wander in confusion
since they have no pasture.
Even the flocks of sheep and goats suffer punishment.
19 I call to you, Lord,(B)
for fire has consumed
the pastures of the wilderness,(C)
and flames have devoured
all the trees of the orchard.

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