GOD’S WORD Translation
5 The earth is polluted by those who live on it
because they’ve disobeyed the Lord’s teachings,
violated his laws,
and rejected the everlasting promise.[a]
6 That is why a curse devours the earth,
and its people are punished for their guilt.
That is why those who live on the earth are burned up,
and only a few people are left.
7 New wine dries up, and grapevines waste away.
All happy people groan.
- Isaiah 24:5 Or “covenant.”