The earth will ·stumble [stagger; reel] around like someone who is drunk; it will shake like a ·hut in a storm [L hut]. Its ·sin [transgression; rebellion] is ·like a heavy weight on its back [L heavy upon it]; it will fall and never rise again.
But I said, “That’s all well and good for somebody, but all I can see is doom, doom, and more doom.” All of them at one another’s throats, yes, all of them at one another’s throats. Terror and pits and booby traps are everywhere, whoever you are. If you run from the terror, you’ll fall into the pit. If you climb out of the pit, you’ll get caught in the trap. Chaos pours out of the skies. The foundations of earth are crumbling. Earth is smashed to pieces, earth is ripped to shreds, earth is wobbling out of control, Earth staggers like a drunk, sways like a shack in a high wind. Its piled-up sins are too much for it. It collapses and won’t get up again.
Ha’aretz shall stagger to and fro like a shikkor (drunkard), and shall shake like a melunah (watchman’s hut); and the peysha (transgression) thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
the earth shall be shaken with shaking, as a drunken man. And it shall be taken away, as the tabernacle of one night (like a tent in the night), and the wickedness thereof shall grieve it; and it shall fall down, and it shall not add, for to rise again.
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