11 At that time this people and Jerusalem will be told, “A scorching wind(A) from the barren heights in the desert blows toward my people, but not to winnow or cleanse; 12 a wind(B) too strong for that comes from me. Now I pronounce my judgments(C) against them.”

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22 “My people are fools;(A)
    they do not know me.(B)
They are senseless children;
    they have no understanding.(C)
They are skilled in doing evil;(D)
    they know not how to do good.”(E)

23 I looked at the earth,
    and it was formless and empty;(F)
and at the heavens,
    and their light(G) was gone.
24 I looked at the mountains,
    and they were quaking;(H)
    all the hills were swaying.
25 I looked, and there were no people;
    every bird in the sky had flown away.(I)
26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;(J)
    all its towns lay in ruins(K)
    before the Lord, before his fierce anger.(L)

27 This is what the Lord says:

“The whole land will be ruined,(M)
    though I will not destroy(N) it completely.
28 Therefore the earth will mourn(O)
    and the heavens above grow dark,(P)
because I have spoken and will not relent,(Q)
    I have decided and will not turn back.(R)

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