For his anger(A) lasts only a moment,(B)
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;(C)
weeping(D) may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.(E)

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They come from faraway lands,
    from the ends of the heavens(A)
the Lord and the weapons(B) of his wrath(C)
    to destroy(D) the whole country.

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21 In that day(A) the Lord will punish(B)
    the powers(C) in the heavens above
    and the kings(D) on the earth below.

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20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
    and shut the doors(A) behind you;
hide(B) yourselves for a little while
    until his wrath(C) has passed by.(D)

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30 The Lord will cause people to hear his majestic voice(A)
    and will make them see his arm(B) coming down
with raging anger(C) and consuming fire,(D)
    with cloudburst, thunderstorm(E) and hail.(F)

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The Lord is angry with all nations;
    his wrath(A) is on all their armies.
He will totally destroy[a](B) them,
    he will give them over to slaughter.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:2 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 5.

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice(A)
    and you will flourish(B) like grass;
the hand(C) of the Lord will be made known to his servants,(D)
    but his fury(E) will be shown to his foes.

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19 He said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath,(A) because the vision concerns the appointed time(B) of the end.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 8:19 Or because the end will be at the appointed time

The King Who Exalts Himself

36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself(A) above every god and will say unheard-of things(B) against the God of gods.(C) He will be successful until the time of wrath(D) is completed, for what has been determined must take place.(E)

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