"In that day," declares the Sovereign LORD, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.110
I will turn your religious feasts2 into mourning and all your singing into weeping.3 I will make all of you wear sackcloth4 and shave5 your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son6 and the end of it like a bitter day.711
"The days are coming,"8 declares the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine through the land-- not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine9 of hearing the words of the LORD.1012
Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.1113
"In that day "the lovely young women and strong young men12 will faint because of thirst.1314
They who swear by the shamea of Samaria,14 or say, 'As surely as your god lives, O Dan,'15 or, 'As surely as the godb of Beersheba16 lives'-- they will fall,17 never to rise again.18"