Joel 2:1-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
II. The Day of the Lord
The Day Approaches
1 Blow the horn in Zion,
sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
for the day of the Lord is coming!
Yes, it approaches,
2 a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of thick clouds!
Like dawn spreading over the mountains,
a vast and mighty army!
Nothing like it has ever happened in ages past,
nor will the future hold anything like it,
even to the most distant generations.
3 Before it, fire devours,
behind it flame scorches.
The land before it is like the garden of Eden,
and behind it, a desolate wilderness;
from it nothing escapes.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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