2 kWhy, when I came, was there no man;
why, when I called, was there no one to answer?
lIs my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem?
Or have I no power to deliver?
oI make the rivers a desert;
ptheir fish stink for lack of water
and die of thirst.
15 dI will lay waste mountains and hills,
and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn the rivers into islands,1
and dry up the pools.