Vs 7 & 8 beginning of sorrows, famines, earthquakes, pestilence (sickness)
Vs 9 & 10 - hatred for Christ Name (salt is an irritant)
Vs 11 - hypocrites in the church, those who come with 1/2 truths, false prophets. When people reject the truth of God they can fall for anything.
V12- no one wants to obey the law anymore. No forgiveness, hatred for one another, anarchy, not caring anymore. Perplexities= can not find a way out of the mess they are in.