When it rises up, the mighty are terrified, at its thrashing about they withdraw. 1
On that day,” says the Lord, “a loud cry will go up 1 from the Fish Gate, 2 wailing from the city’s newer district, 3 and a loud crash 4 from the hills.
They come in as through a wide breach; amid the crash 1 they come rolling in. 2
1 His thunder announces the coming storm, the cattle also, concerning the storm’s approach.
Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind; the lightning bolts lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook. 1
The pillars 1 of the heavens tremble and are amazed at his rebuke. 2
So this sin will become your downfall. You will be like a high wall that bulges and cracks and is ready to collapse; it crumbles suddenly, in a flash. 1
Then 1 there were flashes of lightning, roaring, 2 and crashes of thunder, and there was a tremendous earthquake – an earthquake unequaled since humanity 3 has been on the earth, so tremendous was that earthquake.
1 Certainly you must have heard! 2 Long ago I worked it out, in ancient times I planned 3 it, and now I am bringing it to pass. The plan is this: Fortified cities will crash into heaps of ruins. 4
The righteous see their destruction 1 and rejoice; the innocent mock them scornfully, 2 saying,
You calm the raging seas 1 and their roaring waves, as well as the commotion made by the nations. 2
The wild boars of the forest ruin it; 1 the insects 2 of the field feed on it.
Your shout made the waters retreat; at the sound of your thunderous voice they hurried off –
The hope 1 of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will remain unfulfilled. 2
Pride 1 goes 2 before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 3
I see 1 one destruction after another taking place, so that the whole land lies in ruins. I see our 2 tents suddenly destroyed, their 3 curtains torn down in a mere instant. 4
The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed; it was utterly destroyed!” 1
From 1 the throne came out flashes of lightning and roaring 2 and crashes of thunder. Seven flaming torches, which are the seven spirits of God, 3 were burning in front of the throne
Then 1 the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth, and there were crashes of thunder, roaring, 2 flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
The waves of death engulfed me; the currents 1 of chaos 2 overwhelmed me. 3