A.(4) The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
B.(5) The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;
C. because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
B’. therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
A’. (6) Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: (7) The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.