23I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void;
and to the heavens, and they had no light.24I looked on the mountains, and lo, they were quaking,
and all the hills moved to and fro.25I looked, and lo, there was no one at all,
and all the birds of the air had fled.26I looked, and lo, the fruitful land was a desert,
and all its cities were laid in ruins
before the Lord, before his fierce anger.