and a refuge from the storm;
like streams of water in a dry land,
like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
nor the scoundrel be highly respected.
and his heart will work iniquity,
to practice profanity
and to utter error against Yahweh,
to make empty the soul of the hungry
and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words,
even when the needy speaks right.
and he will continue in noble things.
Hear my voice!
You carefree daughters,
give ear to my speech!
you will be troubled, you carefree women,
for the vintage will fail.
The harvest will not come.
Be troubled, you carefree ones!
Strip yourselves, make yourselves naked
and put sackcloth on your waist.
for the fruitful vine.
will come up on my people’s land,
yes, on all the houses of joy in the joyous city.
The populous city will be deserted.
The hill and the watchtower will be for dens forever,
a delight for wild donkeys,
a pasture of flocks;
in safe dwellings and in quiet resting places.
and the city is leveled completely.
beside all waters,
who send out the feet of the ox and the donkey.