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2 “I will completely aremove all things
From the face of the 1earth,” declares the Lord.
3 “I will remove aman and beast;
I will remove the bbirds of the sky
And the fish of the sea,
And I will cut off man from the face of the 2earth,” declares the Lord.
4 “So I will astretch out My hand against Judah
And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And I will bcut off the remnant of Baal from this place,
And the names of the cidolatrous priests along with the priests.
5 “And those who bow down on the ahousetops to the host of heaven,
6 And those who have aturned back from following the Lord,
And those who have bnot sought the Lord or inquired of Him.”
For the bday of the Lord is near,
For the Lord has prepared a csacrifice,
He has dconsecrated His guests.
That I will apunish the princes, the king’s sons
And all who clothe themselves with bforeign garments.
“There will be the sound of a cry from the aFish Gate,
And a loud crash from the chills.
11 “Wail, O inhabitants of the 1Mortar,
All who weigh out bsilver will be cut off.
That I will asearch Jerusalem with lamps,
And I will punish the men
Who say in their hearts,
‘The Lord will cnot do good or evil!’
13 “Moreover, their wealth will become aplunder
And their houses desolate;
Yes, bthey will build houses but not inhabit them,
And plant vineyards but not drink their wine.”
Near and coming very quickly;
Listen, the day of the Lord!
A day of atrouble and distress,
A day of destruction and desolation,
A day of bdarkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
16 A day of atrumpet and battle cry
Against the bfortified cities
And the high corner towers.
17 I will bring adistress on men
So that they will walk blike the blind,
Because they have sinned against the Lord;
And their cblood will be poured out like dust
And their dflesh like dung.
18 Neither their asilver nor their gold
Will be able to deliver them
On the day of the Lord’s wrath;
And ball the earth will be devoured
In the fire of His jealousy,
For He will cmake a complete end,
Indeed a terrifying one,
Of all the inhabitants of the earth.
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