34 He spoke,(A) and the locusts came,(B)
    grasshoppers(C) without number;(D)

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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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25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts(A) have eaten(B)
    the great locust and the young locust,
    the other locusts and the locust swarm[a]
my great army(C) that I sent among you.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:25 The precise meaning of the four Hebrew words used here for locusts is uncertain.

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