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Chapter 24

1 Behold, Jehovah/God
makes the earth empty,
and makes it waste,
and turns it upside down,
and scatters abroad
the inhabitants thereof.

2 And it shall be,
as with the people,
so with the priest . . .
as with the servant,
so with his master . . .
as with the maid,
so with her mistress . . .
as with the buyer,
so with the seller . . .
as with the lender,
so with the borrower . . .
as with the taker of usury,
so with the giver of usury to him.

3 The land shall be utterly emptied,
and utterly spoiled . . .
for Jehovah/God has spoken this word.

4 The earth mourns and fades away,
the world languishes and fades away,
the haughty people of the earth do languish.

5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof
because they have transgressed the laws,
changed the ordinance,
broken the everlasting covenant.

6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth,
and those who dwell therein are desolate.

Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned,
and few men left.

7 The new wine mourns,
the vine languishes,
all the merry-hearted do sigh.

8 The mirth of tabrets ceases,
the noise of those who rejoice ends,
the joy of the harp ceases.

9 They shall not drink wine with a song.

Strong drink shall be bitter to those who drink it.

10 The city of confusion is broken down.

Every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

11 There is a crying for wine in the streets.

All joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

12 In the city is left desolation,
and the gate is smitten with destruction.

13 When thus it shall be
in the midst of the land
among the people,
there shall be
as the shaking of an olive tree,
and as the gleaning grapes
when the vintage is done.

14 They shall lift up their voice,
they shall sing for the majesty of Jehovah/God,
they shall cry aloud from the sea.

15 Wherefore glorify you Jehovah/God in the fires,
even the name of Jehovah/God
'Elohiym/Godhead of Israel in the isles of the sea.

16 From the uttermost part of the earth
have we heard songs,
even glory to the righteous.

But I said,
"My leanness, my leanness,
woe unto me!

The treacherous dealers
have dealt treacherously.

Yes, the treacherous dealers
have dealt very treacherously.

17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare,
are upon you,
O inhabitant of the earth.

18 And it shall come to pass,
that he who flees from the noise of the fear
shall fall into the pit;
and he who comes up out of the midst of the pit
shall be taken in the snare . . .
for the windows from on High are open,
and the foundations of the earth do shake.

19 The earth is utterly broken down,
the earth is clean dissolved,
the earth is moved exceedingly.

20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,
and shall be removed like a cottage.

And the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it;
and it shall fall, and not rise again.

21 And it shall come to pass
in that day,
that Jehovah/God shall punish
the army/host of the high ones who are on high,
and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

22 And they shall be gathered together,
as prisoners are gathered in the pit,
and shall be shut up in the prison,
and after many days shall they be visited.

23 Then the moon shall be confounded,
and the sun ashamed,
when Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts
shall reign in mount Zion,
and in Jerusalem,
and before His Ancients gloriously.