Sound an alarm in My holy mountain;
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
For the bday
of Jehovah comes;
For it draws near:
day of bdarkness
A day of clouds and deep darkness,
Like the dawn spread over the mountains —
great and mighty. dThere
has not been any
And there will not be any more after them,
Even until the years of the generation of the generations.
devours before them,
And after them a flame blazes.
Before them the land is like the garden of bEden
After them, like a desolate cwilderness
And indeed no one escapes them.
appearance is like the appearance of ahorses
And as horsemen, so they run.
Upon the mountaintops they leap,
Like the sound of a flame of fire
That devours the stubble,
Like a mighty people
Set in battle array.
their presence the peoples writhed in anguish;
All faces became pale.
run like mighty men;
Like men of battle they climb the wall.
And they march, each in his ways,
And do not break their ranks.
do they crowd each other;
They march, each on his highway.
Though they fall among weapons,
They do not break off their progress
rush at the city;
They run against the wall;
They go up into the houses;
In through the windows
They go, like a thief.
The heavens shake;
and the moon grow dark,
And the stars withdraw their shining.
Jehovah utters His voice
Before His army,
For His camp is very great,
For He who executes His word is mighty.
For the aday
of Jehovah is great
And very terrible,
And who can endure it?
The turn of Jehovah to His elect, Israel
Declares Jehovah, aTurn
to Me with all your heart
And with fasting and weeping and mourning;
rend your ahearts
And not your bgarments
And turn to Jehovah your God,
For He is gracious and ccompassionate
Long-suffering and abundant in lovingkindness
And repentant of evil.
knows whether He will turn and repent
And leave a blessing behind Him,
offering and a 1drink
To Jehovah your God?
in Zion; 2Sanctify
Call a 3solemn
Sanctify the congregation;
Assemble the elders;
Gather the children
And those who suck the breasts;
Let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber,
And the bride from her canopy.
, the ministers of Jehovah,
Weep between the porch and the baltar
And let them say,
Look with pity, O Jehovah, upon Your people;
And do not give Your inheritance over to reproach,
That the nations should rule over them. cWhy
should they say among the peoples,
Where is their God?
Jehovah became jealous for 1His
And He spared His people.
Jehovah answered and said to His people,
I am about to send you
and the new wine and the fresh oil,
And you will be satisfied with it;
And I will no longer make you
A reproach among the nations,
the anorthern army
I will remove far from you;
And I will drive it into a land
Barren and desolate,
With its face toward the eastern sea
And its end toward the western sea.
And its bstench
will go up,
And its foul smell will go up,
For it has done great things.
not fear, O land;
Be glad and rejoice,
For Jehovah has done great things.
not fear, O beasts of the field,
For the pastures of the wilderness turn green.
For the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
children of Zion,
Be glad and rejoice
In Jehovah your God.
For He gives you
rain in righteousness,
And He makes the rain come down for you:
rain and the 1late
At the beginning of the season
the threshing floors will be full of grain,
And the wine vats will overflow with new wine and fresh oil.
I will restore to you the years
That the swarming alocust
The licking locust and the consuming locust and the cutting locust,
My great army
That I sent among you.
you will eat to the afull
and be satisfied,
And you will praise the name of Jehovah your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people will never be ashamed.
you will know that I am in the amidst
And that I am Jehovah your bGod
and there is none else.
And My people will never be ashamed.
afterward I will 1pour
out My bSpirit
upon all flesh,
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy;
Your old men shall dream dreams;
Your young men shall see visions.
even upon the male and female slaves
In those days I will pour out My aSpirit
I will 1show awonders
in the heavens and on earth:
Blood and bfire
and pillars of csmoke
shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the great and terrible 1bDay
of Jehovah comes.
everyone who 1acalls
on the name of Jehovah shall be saved;
For in Mount bZion
and in Jerusalem will be an escape,
As Jehovah has said,
Even for the cremnant
Whom Jehovah dcalls