18 (A)For wickedness burns like a fire;
It consumes briars and thorns;
It also sets the thickets of the forest aflame
And they roll upward in a column of smoke.
19 By the (B)wrath of the Lord of armies the (C)land is burned,
And the (D)people are like fuel for the fire;
No (E)one spares his brother.

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[a]With a (A)noise as of chariots
They leap about on the tops of the mountains,
Like the [b]crackling of a (B)flame of fire consuming the stubble,
Like a mighty people drawn up for battle.

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  1. Joel 2:5 Lit Like the noise of chariots
  2. Joel 2:5 Lit sound

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