In the richer soil they cut deep channels; the denudation thus caused threatens to diminish seriously the area of arable and pasture land.
No one threatens what's mine.
You and Damian have a common enemy, one that threatens both of you.
In the first the prophet speaks in his own name, addressing himself to the people in a lively description of a present calamity caused by a terrible plague of locusts which threatens the entire destruction of the country, and appears to be the vehicle of a final consuming judgment (the day of Yahweh).
The consequence is that they take a pride in accentuating their national characteristics, a circumstance which threatens to develop into a new source of discord.