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And bsound an alarm in My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
For cthe day of the Lord is coming,
For it is at hand:
2 dA day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
eA people come, great and strong,
fThe like of whom has never been;
Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations.
And behind them a flame burns;
The land is like gthe Garden of Eden before them,
hAnd behind them a desolate wilderness;
Surely nothing shall escape them.
4 iTheir appearance is like the appearance of horses;
And like 2swift steeds, so they run.
5 jWith a noise like chariots
Over mountaintops they leap,
Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble,
Like a strong people set in battle array.
They climb the wall like men of war;
Every one marches in formation,
And they do not break lranks.
Every one marches in his own 4column.
Though they lunge between the weapons,
They are not 5cut down.
They run on the wall;
They climb into the houses,
10 oThe earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
pThe sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
11 qThe Lord gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
rFor strong is the One who executes His word.
For the sday of the Lord is great and very terrible;
tWho can endure it?
12 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
u“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is xgracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.
14 yWho knows if He will turn and relent,
And leave za blessing behind Him—
aA grain offering and a drink offering
For the Lord your God?
cConsecrate a fast,
Call a sacred assembly;
dSanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and nursing babes;
eLet the bridegroom go out from his chamber,
And the bride from her dressing room.
Weep fbetween the porch and the altar;
Let them say, g“Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should 7rule over them.
hWhy should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’ ”
18 Then the Lord will ibe zealous for His land,
And pity His people.
“Behold, I will send you jgrain and new wine and oil,
And you will be satisfied by them;
I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.
And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land,
With his face toward the eastern sea
And his back mtoward the western sea;
His stench will come up,
And his foul odor will rise,
Because he has done 8monstrous things.”
Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done 9marvelous things!
For nthe open pastures are springing up,
And the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
And orejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the 1former rain faithfully,
And He pwill cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
26 You shall reat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to sshame.
27 Then you shall know that I am tin the midst of Israel:
uI am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.
28 “And vit shall come to pass afterward
That wI will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My zmenservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
30 “And aI will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 bThe sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
cBefore the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
That dwhoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be 3saved.
As the Lord has said,
Among fthe remnant whom the Lord calls.
3 “For behold, ain those days and at that time,
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 bI will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I cwill enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.
3 They have dcast lots for My people,
Have given a boy as payment for a harlot,
And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
eO Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia?
Will you 1retaliate against Me?
But if you 2retaliate against Me,
Swiftly and speedily I will return your 3retaliation upon your own head;
And have carried into your temples My 4prized possessions.
You have sold to the Greeks,
That you may remove them far from their borders.
7 “Behold, fI will raise them
Out of the place to which you have sold them,
And will return your 5retaliation upon your own head.
Into the hand of the people of Judah,
To a people hfar off;
For the Lord has spoken.”
9 iProclaim this among the nations:
“Prepare for war!
Wake up the mighty men,
Let all the men of war draw near,
Let them come up.
10 jBeat your plowshares into swords
And your 7pruning hooks into spears;
kLet the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ”
And gather together all around.
Cause lYour mighty ones to go down there, O Lord.
For there I will sit to mjudge all the surrounding nations.
Come, go down;
For the pwinepress is full,
The vats overflow—
For their wickedness is great.”
For qthe day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
And the stars will diminish their brightness.
And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
rBut the Lord will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel.
Dwelling in Zion My sholy mountain.
Then Jerusalem shall be holy,
And no aliens shall ever pass through her again.”
18 And it will come to pass in that day
That the mountains shall drip with new wine,
The hills shall flow with milk,
And all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water;
A tfountain shall flow from the house of the Lord
And water the Valley of 8Acacias.
And Edom a desolate wilderness,
Because of violence against the people of Judah,
For they have shed innocent blood in their land.
And Jerusalem from generation to generation.
21 For I will uacquit them of the guilt of bloodshed, whom I had not acquitted;
For the Lord dwells in Zion.
LXX, Tg., Vg. gather blackness
Halted by losses
Or speak a proverb against them
Or teacher of righteousness
Exact identity of these locusts unknown
Or render Me repayment
Or repay Me
Lit. precious good things
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