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The Day of the Lord2:1 Blow a trumpet in Zion;sound an alarm on my holy mountain!Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near,
2 a day of darkness and gloom,a day of clouds and thick darkness!Like blackness there is spread upon the mountainsa great and powerful people;their like has never been before,nor will be again after themthrough the years of all generations.
3 Fire devours before them,and behind them a flame burns.The land is like the garden of Eden before them,but behind them a desolate wilderness,and nothing escapes them.
4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses,and like war horses they run.
5 As with the rumbling of chariots,they leap on the tops of the mountains,like the crackling of a flame of firedevouring the stubble,like a powerful armydrawn up for battle.
6 Before them peoples are in anguish;all faces grow pale.
7 Like warriors they charge;like soldiers they scale the wall.They march each on his way;they do not swerve from their paths.
8 They do not jostle one another;each marches in his path;they burst through the weaponsand are not halted.
9 They leap upon the city,they run upon the walls,they climb up into the houses,they enter through the windows like a thief.
10 The earth quakes before them;the heavens tremble.The sun and the moon are darkened,and the stars withdraw their shining.
11 The Lord utters his voicebefore his army,for his camp is exceedingly great;he who executes his word is powerful.For the day of the Lord is great and very awesome;who can endure it?
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