Before the decree takes effect [and the time for repentance is lost]— The day passes like the chaff [whirled by the wind]— Before the burning and fierce anger of the Lord comes upon you, Before the day of the wrath of the Lord comes upon you.
[The time for repentance is speeding by like chaff whirled before the wind!] Therefore consider, before God’s decree brings forth [the curse upon you], before the time [to repent] is gone like the drifting chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord comes upon you—yes, before the day of the wrath of the Lord comes upon you!
before you become like a dry and dying flower. In the heat of day, a flower will wilt and die. You will be like that when the Lord shows his terrible anger. So change your lives before the Lord shows his anger against you!
Do it before ·it’s too late [L the decree takes effect], before ·you are blown away like chaff [or the day passes like chaff], before the Lord’s ·terrible [fierce; burning] anger reaches you, before the day of the Lord’s anger comes to you.
So get yourselves together. Shape up! You’re a nation without a clue about what it wants. Do it before you’re blown away like leaves in a windstorm, Before God’s Judgment-anger sweeps down on you, Before God’s Judgment Day wrath descends with full force.
Come together before the Lord’s judgment arrives. The day of the Lord’s judgment will sweep in like straw blown by the wind. Soon the Lord’s great anger will come against you. The day of his wrath will come against you.
Do it while there is still time, before all these terrible things happen. I’m warning you they are beginning to happen; The day is blown away like chaff. God will not stand by. Do it before the terrible Eternal’s anger comes down on your head. Do it soon before the appointed time when His anger rains down over you.
before that (his) commanding bring forth as dust (the) passing day; before that wrath of strong vengeance of the Lord come (up)on you, before that the day of his indignation come [up]on you. (before that by his commanding the day pass away like the dust; before that the anger of the strong vengeance of the Lord come upon you, before that the day of his indignation come upon you.)
Before the bringing forth of a statute, As chaff hath the day passed on, While yet not come in upon you doth the heat of the anger of Jehovah, While yet not come in upon you doth a day of the anger of Jehovah,
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