The earth is polluted by its inhabitants,(A)
for they have transgressed teachings,
overstepped decrees,
and broken the everlasting covenant.(B)
Therefore a curse has consumed the earth,(C)
and its inhabitants have become guilty;
the earth’s inhabitants have been burned,
and only a few survive.
The new wine mourns;(D)
the vine withers.
All the carousers now groan.

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