Good News Translation
The Locusts as a Warning of the Day of the Lord
2 Blow the trumpet; sound the alarm
on Zion, God's sacred hill.[a]
Tremble, people of Judah!
The day of the Lord is coming soon.
2 It will be a dark and gloomy day,
a black and cloudy day.
The great army of locusts advances
like darkness spreading over the mountains.
There has never been anything like it,
and there never will be again.
3 Like fire they eat up the plants.
In front of them the land is like the Garden of Eden,
but behind them it is a barren desert.
Nothing escapes them.
- Joel 2:1 Mount Zion (see Zion in Word List).