2 It will be the same for everyone:
The people as well as the priest,
The servant and his master,
The servant and her mistress,
The buyer and the seller,
The lender and the borrower,
The creditor and the debtor.+
3 The land will be completely emptied;
It will be completely plundered,+
For Jehovah has spoken this word.
The productive land withers; it is fading away.
The prominent people of the land wither.
For they have bypassed the laws,+
Changed the regulation,+
That is why the inhabitants of the land have dwindled,
And very few men are left.+
8 The joy of the tambourines has ceased;
The noise of the revelers has ended;
The happy sound of the harp has ceased.+
9 They drink wine without song,
And alcohol tastes bitter to those drinking it.
11 They cry out for wine in the streets.
All rejoicing has disappeared;
The joy of the land has gone.+
13 For this is how it will be in the land, among the peoples:
14 They will raise their voice,
They will shout joyfully.
In the islands of the sea they will glorify the name of Jehovah the God of Israel.+
16 From the ends of the earth we hear songs:
But I say: “I am wasting away, I am wasting away!
Woe to me! The treacherous have acted treacherously;
With treachery the treacherous have acted treacherously.”+
18 Anyone fleeing from the sound of terror will fall into the pit,
And anyone coming up from the pit will be caught in the trap.+
For the floodgates above will be opened,
And the foundations of the land will quake.
20 The land staggers like a drunken man,
And it sways back and forth like a hut in the wind.
Its transgression weighs heavily on it,+
And it will fall, so that it will not rise up again.
21 In that day Jehovah will turn his attention to the army of the heights above
And to the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they will be gathered together
Like prisoners gathered into a pit,
And they will be shut up in the dungeon;
After many days they will be given attention.