(1:2-3) God plans to kill every living thing.
(1:2) "I will utterly consume all things from off the land."
(1:3) "I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea."
God will "cut off" all those who "have
not sought the Lord" or who worship another god.
(1:4) "I will cut off the remnant of Baal."
(1:5) "And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops."
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(1:6) "And them ... that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him."
(1:7) "The day of the LORD is at hand."
(1:8-11) God will punish
the princes, the king's children, the merchant people, and all such as are clothed with
strange apparel, leap on the threshold, or bear silver.
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(1:8) "I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel."
(1:9) "In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold."
(1:11) "All the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off."
(1:12-13) God doesn't have good night-vision, so he needs candles when he comes to
rob people of their houses, goods, and wine.
(1:12) "I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men ... that say in their heart,
The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil."
(1:13) "Their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses,
but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof."
(1:14) "The great day of the LORD is near."
(1:17-18) God will "bring distress upon men" so that they "walk like blind men."
He will pour out their blood like dust and "their flesh as dung."
(1:17) "I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their
blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung."
(1:18) "The whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land."