25 So he poured out on them his burning anger,(A)
    the violence of war.
It enveloped them in flames,(B) yet they did not understand;(C)
    it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.(D)

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You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair(A) it for the people of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the Lord.(B)

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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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Footnotes

  1. Joel 1:15 Hebrew Shaddai
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An Army of Locusts

Blow the trumpet(A) in Zion;(B)
    sound the alarm on my holy hill.(C)

Let all who live in the land tremble,
    for the day of the Lord(D) is coming.
It is close at hand(E)

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Be silent(A) before the Sovereign Lord,
    for the day of the Lord(B) is near.
The Lord has prepared a sacrifice;(C)
    he has consecrated those he has invited.

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18 Neither their silver nor their gold
    will be able to save them
    on the day of the Lord’s wrath.”(A)

In the fire of his jealousy(B)
    the whole earth will be consumed,(C)
for he will make a sudden end
    of all who live on the earth.(D)

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before the decree takes effect
    and that day passes like windblown chaff,(A)
before the Lord’s fierce anger(B)
    comes upon you,
before the day of the Lord’s wrath(C)
    comes upon you.

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