Wail, (A)for the day of the Lord is at hand!
(B)It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore all hands will be limp,
Every man’s heart will melt,
And they will be afraid.
(C)Pangs[a] and sorrows will take hold of them;
They will be in pain as a woman in childbirth;
They will be amazed at one another;
Their faces will be like flames.

Behold, (D)the day of the Lord comes,
Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger,
To lay the land desolate;
And He will destroy (E)its sinners from it.
10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not give their light;
The sun will be (F)darkened in its going forth,
And the moon will not cause its light to shine.

11 “I will (G)punish the world for its evil,
And the wicked for their iniquity;
(H)I will halt the arrogance of the proud,
And will lay low the haughtiness of the [b]terrible.

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  1. Isaiah 13:8 Sharp pains
  2. Isaiah 13:11 Or tyrants

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