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The Day of Yahweh is Near

Blow the trumpet[a] in Zion,
    and sound the alarm on my holy mountain![b]
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
    for the day of Yahweh is coming
        it is indeed near.
A day of darkness and gloom,
    a day of cloud and thick darkness,
like the dawn spreads on the mountains,
    a great and strong army!
There has been nothing like it from old,
    and after it nothing will be again for generations to come.[c]
Before them[d] a fire devours,
    and behind them a flame burns.
Like the garden of Eden is the land before them,[e]
    and after them it is like a desolate desert,
    and nothing can escape them.

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  1. Joel 2:1 Hebrew “shofar”
  2. Joel 2:1 Literally “mountain of my holiness”
  3. Joel 2:2 Literally “until years of generations”
  4. Joel 2:3 Literally “before the presence of it”
  5. Joel 2:3 Literally “before the presence of it”

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