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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30 In that day(A) they will roar over it
    like the roaring of the sea.(B)
And if one looks at the land,
    there is only darkness(C) and distress;(D)
    even the sun will be darkened(E) by clouds.

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29 “Immediately after the distress of those days

“‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:29 Isaiah 13:10; 34:4

24 “But in those days, following that distress,

“‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;

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When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace.(A) The sun and sky were darkened(B) by the smoke from the Abyss.(C)

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