Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms are overthrown. God gives a shout, the earth dissolves.
O Lord, make the sky sink and come down! Touch the mountains and make them smolder!
If only you would tear apart the sky and come down! The mountains would tremble before you!
Look, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling place! He will descend and march on the earth's mountaintops!
No one can withstand his indignation! No one can resist his fierce anger! His wrath is poured out like volcanic fire, boulders are broken up as he approaches.
When the mountains see you, they shake. The torrential downpour sweeps through. The great deep shouts out; it lifts its hands high.
Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.
Because of this the earth will quake, and all who live in it will mourn. The whole earth will rise like the River Nile, it will surge upward and then grow calm, like the Nile in Egypt.
How long must the land be parched and the grass in every field be withered? How long must the animals and the birds die because of the wickedness of the people who live in this land? For these people boast, "God will not see what happens to us."
Therefore the land will mourn, and all its inhabitants will perish. The wild animals, the birds of the sky, and even the fish in the sea will perish.
For this reason every one of your faithful followers should pray to you while there is a window of opportunity. Certainly when the surging water rises, it will not reach them.
The waves roar, O Lord, the waves roar, the waves roar and crash.
So look, the sovereign master is bringing up against them the turbulent and mighty waters of the Euphrates River -- the king of Assyria and all his majestic power. It will reach flood stage and overflow its banks.
The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, and it collapsed; it was utterly destroyed!"