The Chastisement – 8

“Fear, the pit and the snare for you, inhabitants of the city! And whoever flees from the cry of fear will fall into the pit, and whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in the snare. Yes, the sluice-gates above are open, the foundations of the earth are quaking. A cracking, the earth cracks open, a jolting, the earth gives a jolt, a lurching, the earth lurches backwards and forwards. The earth will reel to and fro like a drunkard, it will be shaken like a shanty; so heavy will be its sin on it, it will fall, never to rise again.”

“When that day comes, Yahweh will punish the armies of the sky above and on earth the kings of the earth; they will be herded together, herded together like prisoners in a dungeon and shut up in gaol, and, after long years, punished. The moon will be confused and the sun ashamed, for Yahweh Sabaoth is king on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and the Glory will radiate on their elders” (Is 24:17-23).