New American Standard Bible
Judgment on the Day of the Lord
6 Wail, for the (A)day of the Lord is near!
It will come as (B)destruction from [a]the Almighty.
7 Therefore (C)all hands will fall limp,
And every human (D)heart will melt.
8 They will be (E)terrified,
Pains and anguish will take hold of them;
They will (F)writhe like a woman in labor,
They will look at one another in astonishment,
Their faces aflame.
9 Behold, (G)the day of the Lord is coming,
Cruel, with fury and burning anger,
To make the land a desolation;
And He will exterminate its sinners from it.
10 For the (H)stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not flash their light;
The (I)sun will be dark when it rises
And the moon will not shed its light.
11 So I will (J)punish the world for its evil
And the (K)wicked for their wrongdoing;
I will also put an end to the (L)audacity of the proud
And humiliate the (M)arrogance of the [b](N)tyrants.
12 I will make mortal man (O)scarcer than pure gold
And mankind than the (P)gold of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will make the (Q)heavens tremble,
And (R)the earth will be shaken from its place
At the fury of the Lord of armies
In (S)the day of His burning anger.
14 And it will be that, like a hunted gazelle,
Or like (T)sheep with no one to gather them,
Each of them will turn to his own people,
And each of them will flee to his own land.
15 Anyone who is found will be (U)thrust through,
And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
16 Their (V)little ones also will be dashed to pieces
Before their eyes;
Their houses will be plundered
And their wives raped.