23 I looked at the earth, and behold, it was a [a](A)formless and desolate emptiness;
And to the heavens, and they had no light.
24 I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were (B)quaking,
And all the hills jolted back and forth.
25 I looked, and behold, there was no human,
And all the (C)birds of the sky had fled.
26 I looked, and behold, [b]the (D)fruitful land was a wilderness,
And all its cities were pulled down
Before the Lord, before His fierce anger.

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  1. Jeremiah 4:23 Or waste
  2. Jeremiah 4:26 Or Carmel

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