How long shall I see the standard, and
hear the sound of the trumpet?
For my people is
foolish, they have not known me; they are
sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are
wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was
without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had
I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
I beheld, and, lo, there was
no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was
a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and
by his fierce anger.
For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it
, I have purposed it
, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.