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The Locusts as a Warning of the Day of the Lord

Blow the trumpet; sound the alarm
    on Zion, God's sacred hill.[a]
Tremble, people of Judah!
    The day of the Lord is coming soon.
It will be a dark and gloomy day,
    a black and cloudy day.
The great army of locusts advances
    like darkness spreading over the mountains.
There has never been anything like it,
    and there never will be again.

Like fire they eat up the plants.
    In front of them the land is like the Garden of Eden,
    but behind them it is a barren desert.
    Nothing escapes them.

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  1. Joel 2:1 Mount Zion (see Zion in Word List).