The Passion Translation
5 The people have polluted the earth beneath their feet
by disobeying laws, violating truth,[a]
and breaking the ancient, everlasting covenant.[b]
6 Therefore a curse devours the earth;
its people suffer under their guilt,
causing earth’s inhabitants to dwindle,[c]
and their number is reduced to so few.
7 The new wine dries up, the vine withers,
and all the party-goers groan with disappointment.