15 Alas for that(A) day!
    For the day of the Lord(B) is near;
    it will come like destruction from the Almighty.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 1:15 Hebrew Shaddai

An Army of Locusts

Blow the trumpet(A) in Zion;(B)
    sound the alarm on my holy hill.(C)

Let all who live in the land tremble,
    for the day of the Lord(D) is coming.
It is close at hand(E)

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    a day of darkness(A) and gloom,(B)
    a day of clouds(C) and blackness.(D)
Like dawn spreading across the mountains
    a large and mighty army(E) comes,
such as never was in ancient times(F)
    nor ever will be in ages to come.

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11 The Lord(A) thunders(B)
    at the head of his army;(C)
his forces are beyond number,
    and mighty is the army that obeys his command.
The day of the Lord is great;(D)
    it is dreadful.
    Who can endure it?(E)

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31 The sun will be turned to darkness(A)
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.(B)

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14 The great day of the Lord(A) is near(B)
    near and coming quickly.
The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter;
    the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.

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15 That day will be a day of wrath—
    a day of distress and anguish,
        a day of trouble and ruin,
    a day of darkness(A) and gloom,
        a day of clouds and blackness(B)

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14 They are demonic spirits(A) that perform signs,(B) and they go out to the kings of the whole world,(C) to gather them for the battle(D) on the great day(E) of God Almighty.

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