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10 Before them[a] the earth quakes;
    the heavens tremble;
the sun and the moon grow dark,
    and the stars have withheld[b] their splendor
11 And Yahweh utters[c] his voice before his army,
    because his encampment is very large;
strong is the one who carries out his decree,
    for great is the day of Yahweh
and exceedingly fearful.
    Who can endure it?

A Call to Repentance

12 “And even now,” declares[d] Yahweh,
    “return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and wailing.”

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:10 Literally “Before the presence of it”
  2. Joel 2:10 Literally “gathered”
  3. Joel 2:11 Literally “gives”
  4. Joel 2:12 Literally “a declaration of”

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