The sluice gates 1 are opened; the royal palace is deluged 2 and dissolves. 3
while waiting for and hastening 1 the coming of the day of God? 2 Because of this day, 3 the heavens will be burned up and 4 dissolve, and the celestial bodies 5 will melt away in a blaze! 6
Let them be 1 like a snail that melts away as it moves along! 2 Let them be like 3 stillborn babies 4 that never see the sun!
Since all these things are to melt away 1 in this manner, 2 what sort of people must we 3 be, conducting our lives in holiness and godliness, 4
When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear, 1 I make its pillars secure.” 2 (Selah)
All the stars in the sky will fade away, 1 the sky will roll up like a scroll; all its stars will wither, like a leaf withers and falls from a vine or a fig withers and falls from a tree. 2
But this will be the nature of the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that have fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will decay while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot away in their sockets, and their tongues will dissolve in their mouths.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; when it comes, 1 the heavens will disappear 2 with a horrific noise, 3 and the celestial bodies 4 will melt away 5 in a blaze, 6 and the earth and every deed done on it 7 will be laid bare. 8
The mountains tremble before him, 1 the hills convulse; 2 the earth is laid waste 3 before him, the world and all its inhabitants 4 are laid waste. 5
For we know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in, 1 is dismantled, 2 we have a building from God, a house not built by human hands, that is eternal in the heavens.
Thus there was found in this man Daniel, whom the king renamed Belteshazzar, an extraordinary spirit, knowledge, and skill to interpret 1 dreams, solve riddles, and decipher knotty problems. 2 Now summon 3 Daniel, and he will disclose the interpretation.”
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms are overthrown. 1 God 2 gives a shout, 3 the earth dissolves. 4
In their streets they wear sackcloth; on their roofs and in their town squares all of them wail, they fall down weeping.
The earth is broken in pieces, the earth is ripped to shreds, the earth shakes violently. 1
But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tiny stroke of a letter 1 in the law to become void. 2
Wail, O city gate! Cry out, O city! Melt with fear, 1 all you Philistines! For out of the north comes a cloud of smoke, and there are no stragglers in its ranks. 2
You pick me up on the wind and make me ride on it; 1 you toss me about 2 in the storm. 3
I am exhausted as I groan; all night long I drench my bed in tears; 1 my tears saturate the cushion beneath me. 2
Ephraim’s jealousy will end, 1 and Judah’s hostility 2 will be eliminated. Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah, and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim.