New American Standard Bible
2 Before the decree [a]takes effect—
The day passes (A)like the chaff—
Before the (B)burning anger of the Lord comes upon you,
Before the (C)day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you.
3 (D)Seek the Lord,
All you (E)humble of the [b]earth
Who have carried out His [c]ordinances;
(F)Seek righteousness, seek humility.
Perhaps you will be (G)hidden
In the day of the Lord’s anger.
New International Version
2 before the decree takes effect
and that day passes like windblown chaff,(A)
before the Lord’s fierce anger(B)
comes upon you,
before the day of the Lord’s wrath(C)
comes upon you.
3 Seek(D) the Lord, all you humble of the land,
you who do what he commands.
Seek righteousness,(E) seek humility;(F)
perhaps you will be sheltered(G)
on the day of the Lord’s anger.