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Joel 2:1-3 The Voice (VOICE)

Eternal One: Blow the trumpet in Zion;
        signal the alarm from My holy mountain!
    It is almost here. Let all who live in the land tremble
        because the day of the Eternal One is coming.

    Judgment will come on a black and fearful day;
        a thick cloud of darkness will loom over everything.
    A great and mighty army advances
        like dawn spreading across the mountains.
    Never has the world seen anything like it before,
        nor will future generations ever see anything like it again.

The army is like a fire, consuming everything in its path—
    a scorching flame burning everything behind them.
The land before them is sweet like the garden of Eden.
    The land following—only a lonely desert; nothing is spared in judgment.

The Voice (VOICE)

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Joel 2:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

An Army of Locusts

Blow the trumpet in Zion;
    sound the alarm on my holy hill.

Let all who live in the land tremble,
    for the day of the Lord is coming.
It is close at hand
    a day of darkness and gloom,
    a day of clouds and blackness.
Like dawn spreading across the mountains
    a large and mighty army comes,
such as never was in ancient times
    nor ever will be in ages to come.

Before them fire devours,
    behind them a flame blazes.
Before them the land is like the garden of Eden,
    behind them, a desert waste
    nothing escapes them.

New International Version (NIV)

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