New International Version
4 The earth dries up(D) and withers,(E)
the world languishes and withers,
the heavens(F) languish with the earth.(G)
5 The earth is defiled(H) by its people;
they have disobeyed(I) the laws,
violated the statutes
and broken the everlasting covenant.(J)
6 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.