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so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of heaven, and the animals of the field, and all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the people who are on the surface of the earth will shake at my presence, and the mountains will be thrown down, and the steep places will fall, and every wall will fall to the ground. Bible

“and the birds...and the animals...and all creeping things...and all the people…and the mountains...and the steep places...and every wall.” The “and” between each member in the list is the figure of speech polysyndeton, which emphasizes each thing in the list and thus highlights the huge extent of the destruction caused by the earthquake or earthquakes.


Commentary for: Ezekiel 38:20