1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty (of the former society, under Gentile paganism),
and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down (with monotheism), and
scattereth abroad (into the New World) the inhabitants thereof, (Rev 6:12-17).
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as
with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with
the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
3 The land shall be utterly emptied (of the former ways), and utterly spoiled
(by Christian proseltyzing): for the LORD hath spoken this word.
4 The (Gentile and Jewish) earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world
(of ancient times) languisheth and fadeth away (in history), the haughty
(pagan) people of the earth do languish.
5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed
the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the
inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
7 The new wine (of Christianity) mourneth (the crucified Christ), the vine (of Judaism) languisheth, all the merryhearted (hedonistic pagans) do sigh.
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The city of confusion, (Egypt), is broken down (and Christianized):
every house (of pagan Gods) is shut up, that no man may come in.
11 There is a crying for (the revelry of) wine in the streets; all joy
is darkened (with monasticism), the (hedonistic) mirth of the
land is gone.
12 In the city is left desolation (as trade and commerce ends), and the
gate is smitten with destruction.
13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an
olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
14 They, (the Christians of the Universal Church), shall lift up their
voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, (Christ), they shall cry aloud from the
15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD, (Christ), in the fires (of
Christian conversion), even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea (in
the New World).
16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard (these Christian) songs,
even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness (in sons of God), my leanness, woe unto
me! the treacherous (Jewish) dealers (in dogma), have dealt treacherously;
yea, the (Jewish) treacherous (priesthood), dealers
(in dogma), have dealt very treacherously (with their congregations).
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee (all now), O inhabitant
of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear (of Christianization)
shall fall into the pit (when it follows them); and he that cometh up,
(unchanged and unrepentent within the new society), out of the midst of the pit (of the abyss
of Satan, (Rev 2:1-3), shall be taken in the snare (of the 1000 years of Universal Christianity: [Rev
20:4]): for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
(with immense social changes).
20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression
thereof shall be heavy upon it, (the mythological religions); and it, (Pagan Religion), shall
fall, and not rise again..
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host (of Heaven, the
astrologically founded religions) of the high ones, (the planetary Gods), that
are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit (of the abyss:
[Rev 20:1-3]), and shall be shut up in the prison (of theocratic Roman Catholicism), and after many days shall they be visited (with Universal Christianity: [Rev 20:4]).
23 Then the moon (influences) shall be confounded, and the sun
(signs) ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, (the Holy Scriptures: [Ps
87]) and in (the New) Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.