The Day of The LORD1Trump with trumpet in Zion! Proclaim in [2mountain 1my holy]! and confound all the ones dwelling in the land! for [4is at hand 1the 2day 3of the lord] -- for it is near. 2A day of darkness and dimness, a day of cloud and fog, as the dawn, there shall be poured upon the mountains [4people 1a vast 2and 3strong], likened to it has not happened from the eon, and after it there shall not be added unto years, for generations of generations. 3The things before him [2fire 1a consuming]; and behind him [2being lighted 1a flame]. As a paradise of delicacy is the earth before his face, and the things behind him a plain of extinction; and ones escaping will not be to him. 4As a sight of horses so the appearance of them; and as horsemen so they shall pursue. 5As the sound of chariots upon the tops of the mountains they shall leap, even as the sound of a flame of fire devouring stubble, and as [4people 1a vast 2and 3strong] being deployed for battle. 6From in front of him [2shall be destroyed 1the people]; every face as a burnt earthen pot. 7As warriors, they shall run; and as men of war, they shall ascend upon the walls; and each in his way shall go, and no way shall they turn aside from their roads. 8And each [2from 3his brother 1shall not be at a distance]; [2being burdened 3with 4their shields 1they shall go], and with arrows they shall fall, and no way shall they be ended. 9[2the 3city 1They shall take hold of], and upon the walls they shall run; unto the houses they shall ascend, and through the windows they shall enter as thieves. 10Before his face [3shall be confounded 1the 2earth], and [3shall be shaken 1the 2heaven]; the sun and the moon shall darken, and the stars shall let down their brightness. 11And the lord shall give forth his voice from in front of his force; for [4great 2is 3exceedingly 1his camp]; for [2are strong 3works 1his words]; for great is the day of the lord, [2apparent 1exceedingly], and who will be fit for it?
Tear Your Hearts and not your Garments12And now, says the lord, Return to me with [2entire 3heart 1your] in fasting, and weeping, and beating of the breast! 13And tear your hearts and not your garments! And return to the lord your God! for [2merciful 3and 4pitying 1he is], lenient and full of mercy, and changing his mind concerning the evils. 14Who knows if he shall turn and change his mind, and leave behind him a blessing; even a sacrifice offering and a libation offering to the lord our God? 15Trump a trumpet in Zion! Sanctify a fast! Proclaim a sacred service! 16Gather together people! Sanctify an assembly! Choose elders! Gather together infants nursing breasts! Let [2go forth 1the groom] from out of his bedroom, and the bride from out of her nuptial chamber! 17[4between 5the 6footing 7and 8the 9altar 10shall weep 1The 2priests 3ministering] to the lord. And they shall say, Spare, O lord, your people! and, You should not give your inheritance unto scorn for the [2to rule 3them 1nations]; so that [4they should not 5say 1among 2the 3nations], Where is their God?
The LORD Spares the Land18But the lord was jealous of his land, and spared his people. 19And the lord answered and said to his people, Behold, I shall send out to you the grain, and the wine, and the olive oil, and you shall be filled up of them. And I will not give you up any longer for scorning among the nations. 20And the one from the north I will drive out from you, and I will push him into [2land 1a waterless], and I will obliterate his face into the [2sea 1foremost], and the ones of his rear unto the [2sea 1latter]. And [2shall ascend 1his rottenness], and [2shall ascend 1his groaning], for he magnified his works. 21Be of courage, O land! Rejoice and be glad! for the lord magnified to act. 22Be of courage, O cattle of the plain! for [5have burst forth 1the 2plains 3of the 4wilderness]; for the tree bore its fruit; fig-tree and grapevine yielded their strength. 23And O children of Zion, rejoice and be glad in the lord your God! for he gave to you the foods for righteousness, and he shall rain to you [2rain 1early] and late, as before. 24And [3shall be filled 1the 2threshing-floors] of grain, and [3shall be overflowing 1the 2vats] of wine and oil. 25And I will recompense to you for the years which [3devoured 1the 2blight], and the grasshopper and locust, and the caterpillar, by [3force 1my 2great] which I sent out unto you. 26And you shall eat with solid food, and shall be filled up, and shall praise the name of the lord your God, who did [2among 3you 1wonders]. And in no way shall [2be disgraced 1my people] into the eon. 27And you shall realize that [3in 4the midst 5of Israel 1I 2am], even I the lord your God, and there is not any besides me. And in no way shall [2be disgraced 3any longer 1my people] into the eon.
Spirit Poured Out28And it will be after these things, I will pour out from my spirit upon all flesh; and [4shall prophesy 1your sons 2and 3your daughters], and your older men [2dreams 1shall dream], and your young men [2visions 1shall see]. 29And even upon the manservants, and upon the maidservants, in those days I will pour out from my spirit. 30And I shall execute miracles in the heaven, and upon the earth -- blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. 31The sun shall convert into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the [4day 5of the lord 1great 2and 3apparent]. 32And it will be all who ever shall call upon the name of the lord shall be delivered. For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be one rescuing, as [3said 1the 2 lord]; and one announcing good news of which the lord was called upon.
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