People will faint from fear and apprehension because of the things that are to come on the inhabited world, because the powers of heaven will be shaken.
2 Corinthians 7:5
For even when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest. We suffered in a number of ways. Outwardly there were conflicts, inwardly there were fears.
Among those nations you'll have no rest. There'll be no resting place for the soles of your feet. Instead, the LORD will give you an anxious heart, failing eyesight, and a despairing spirit.
For the dreaded thing that I feared has happened to me, what caused me to worry has engulfed me.
Distress and pressure terrify him; they overwhelm him, like a king poised for attack.
That's why disaster surrounds you, terror suddenly overwhelms you,
Terror will overtake him like a flood, at night, a tornado will sweep him away.
then I will certainly do this to you: I'll appoint sudden terror to infect you like tuberculosis and fever. Your eyes will fail and your life will waste away. You'll plant in vain, because your enemies will consume what you plant.
He also told me, "Son of Man, look! I'm about to disrupt the source of bread in Jerusalem. As a result, they'll ration bread by weight while their terror continues to grow and they'll ration drinking water while their horror continues to mount!
Then tell the people of the land, "This is what the LORD says to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to Israel's land: "They'll eat their food in anxiety and drink their water in trepidation, because their land will be desolate in its entirety due to all the violence committed by all who live in it.
Then all Israel will hear about it, be afraid, and won't do this evil thing again among you.
At that time they will fear climbing heights and dangers along the road while the almond tree will blossom, and the grasshopper is weighed down. Desire will cease, because the person goes to his eternal home, and mourners will gather in the marketplace.
The next day, Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, and Jeremiah told him, "The LORD has not named you Pashhur, but rather Magor-missabib.
I have heard the slander of many; it is like terror all around me, as they conspire together and plot to take my life.
Don't go out into the field, and don't travel on the road, because the enemy has a sword, and terror is on every side.
Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."
Why am I seeing this? They're terrified, they have turned back. Their warriors are crushed, and they take flight. They don't look back. Terror is on every side," declares the LORD.
Take their tents and their flocks, their tent curtains and all their goods. Take their camels away from them. Cry out against them, "Terror is all around!'
You have invited those who terrorize me to come around, as if today were a festival. No one has escaped or survived the time of the LORD's anger. My enemy has finished off those whom I cuddled and raised.
"This is what the Lord GOD says: "I will destroy the idols and put an end to the images that come from Memphis. There will no longer be a prince from the land of Egypt, and I will terrify the land of Egypt.
Ashkelon will see it happen and will be terrified; Gaza will tremble greatly. Ekron will be ashamed of her expectations, Gaza's king will perish, and Ashkelon will become uninhabited.
At that time, they will be stricken with a terrible panic from the LORD. Everyone will attack each other.
There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places, and there will be fearful events and awful signs from heaven."
It will impale him and come out through his back; the point will glisten as it protrudes through his gall bladder, and he will be terrified.
So he made their days end in futility, and their years with sudden terror.
"And now you're all just like them, aren't you? You see my terror and are terrified.
We waited for peace, but no good has come, for a time of healing, but instead there was terror.
Have you completely rejected Judah? Do you despise Zion? Why have you struck us, so that there is no healing for us? We hoped for peace, but no good came, for a time of healing, but there was only terror.
When the evening arrives, watch out sudden terror! By morning they will be there no longer! So it will be for those who plunder us and what will happen to those who rob us."
"Terror and pit and snare are coming in your direction, you inhabitants of the earth!
Terror, pit, and trap will be used against you who live in Moab," declares the LORD.
How desolate they quickly become, completely destroyed by calamities.
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. For the windows of judgment from above are opened, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.
"The one who flees from the terror will fall into a pit. And the one who comes up out of the pit will be caught in a trap. For I'll bring upon her, that is upon Moab, the time of her punishment," declares the LORD.
Your mind will ponder at that time of terror: "Where is the king's accountant? Where is the one who weighed the revenue? Where is the officer who supervises the towers?'