43 I beat them as fine as the dust(A) of the earth;
    I pounded and trampled(B) them like mud(C) in the streets.

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I have commanded those I prepared for battle;
    I have summoned my warriors(A) to carry out my wrath(B)
    those who rejoice(C) in my triumph.

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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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Her foes have become her masters;
    her enemies are at ease.
The Lord has brought her grief(A)
    because of her many sins.(B)
Her children have gone into exile,(C)
    captive before the foe.(D)

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17 He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things(A) they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence(B) and continually arouse my anger?(C) Look at them putting the branch to their nose! 18 Therefore I will deal with them in anger;(D) I will not look on them with pity(E) or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen(F) to them.”

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He answered me, “The sin of the people of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice.(A) They say, ‘The Lord has forsaken the land; the Lord does not see.’(B) 10 So I will not look on them with pity(C) or spare them, but I will bring down on their own heads what they have done.(D)

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31 The sun will be turned to darkness(A)
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.(B)

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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)
19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion
    only to meet a bear,(E)
as though he entered his house
    and rested his hand on the wall
    only to have a snake bite him.(F)
20 Will not the day of the Lord be darkness,(G) not light—
    pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?(H)

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15 That day will be a day of wrath—
    a day of distress and anguish,
        a day of trouble and ruin,
    a day of darkness(A) and gloom,
        a day of clouds and blackness(B)

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