The earth will be completely laid waste(A)
    and totally plundered.(B)
The Lord has spoken(C) this word.

The earth dries up(D) and withers,(E)
    the world languishes and withers,
    the heavens(F) languish with the earth.(G)
The earth is defiled(H) by its people;
    they have disobeyed(I) the laws,
violated the statutes
    and broken the everlasting covenant.(J)
Therefore a curse(K) consumes the earth;
    its people must bear their guilt.
Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up,(L)
    and very few are left.

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