19 People will flee to caves(A) in the rocks
    and to holes in the ground(B)
from the fearful presence(C) of the Lord
    and the splendor of his majesty,(D)
    when he rises to shake the earth.(E)

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The high places(A) of wickedness[a](B) will be destroyed—
    it is the sin of Israel.
Thorns(C) and thistles will grow up
    and cover their altars.(D)
Then they will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”(E)
    and to the hills, “Fall on us!”(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:8 Hebrew aven, a reference to Beth Aven (a derogatory name for Bethel); see verse 5.

16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us(A) and hide us[a] from the face of him who sits on the throne(B) and from the wrath of the Lamb!

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 6:16 See Hosea 10:8.