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The Day of the Lord

Wail out loud, because the Day of the Lord is near.
    It will come like destruction from the Almighty!
Because of this, every hand[a] will go limp,
    and every man’s courage[b] will melt.
They will be terrified;
    pain and anguish will seize them;
they’ll writhe like a woman in labor.
    They’ll look aghast at one another;
        and[c] their faces will be ablaze with fear.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 13:7 So 1QIsaa; MT reads all hands
  2. Isaiah 13:7 Lit. heart
  3. Isaiah 13:8 So 1QIsaa; cf. LXX; 4QIsaa 4QIsab MT lack and
  4. Isaiah 13:8 DSS MT lack with fear

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