Wail,(A) for the day(B) of the Lord is near;
    it will come like destruction(C) from the Almighty.[a](D)

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  1. Isaiah 13:6 Hebrew Shaddai
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See, the day(A) of the Lord is coming
    —a cruel(B) day, with wrath(C) and fierce anger(D)
to make the land desolate
    and destroy the sinners within it.

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The Lord, the Lord Almighty, has a day(A)
    of tumult and trampling(B) and terror(C)
    in the Valley of Vision,(D)
a day of battering down walls(E)
    and of crying out to the mountains.

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The Lord stripped away the defenses of Judah,
    and you looked in that day(A)
    to the weapons(B) in the Palace of the Forest.(C)

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12 The Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    called you on that day(A)
to weep(B) and to wail,
    to tear out your hair(C) and put on sackcloth.(D)

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For the Lord has a day(A) of vengeance,(B)
    a year of retribution,(C) to uphold Zion’s cause.

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to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor(A)
    and the day of vengeance(B) of our God,
to comfort(C) all who mourn,(D)

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How awful that day(A) will be!
    No other will be like it.
It will be a time of trouble(B) for Jacob,
    but he will be saved(C) out of it.

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12 “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?(A)
    Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering(B)
    that was inflicted on me,
that the Lord brought on me
    in the day of his fierce anger?(C)

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Doom has come upon you,
    upon you who dwell in the land.
The time has come! The day(A) is near!(B)
    There is panic, not joy, on the mountains.

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For the day is near,(A)
    the day of the Lord(B) is near—
a day of clouds,
    a time of doom for the nations.

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15 Alas for that(A) day!
    For the day of the Lord(B) is near;
    it will come like destruction from the Almighty.[a](C)

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  1. Joel 1:15 Hebrew Shaddai
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11 The Lord(A) thunders(B)
    at the head of his army;(C)
his forces are beyond number,
    and mighty is the army that obeys his command.
The day of the Lord is great;(D)
    it is dreadful.
    Who can endure it?(E)

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The Day of the Lord

18 Woe to you who long
    for the day of the Lord!(A)
Why do you long for the day of the Lord?(B)
    That day will be darkness,(C) not light.(D)

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14 The great day of the Lord(A) is near(B)
    near and coming quickly.
The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter;
    the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.

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