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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28 Because of this, the earth will mourn;(A)
the skies above will grow dark.(B)
I have spoken; I have planned,
and I will not relent or turn back from it.”(C)

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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

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