"So I will 1stretch out My handagainstJudah And againstall the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And I will 2cutoff the remnant of Baal from thisplace, And the names of the 3idolatrouspriestsalong with the priests.
"And those who bowdown on the 4housetops to the host of heaven, And those who bowdown and 5swear to the LORD and yet swear by a6Milcom,
And those who have 7turnedback from following the LORD, And those who have 8not sought the LORD or inquired of Him."
7b9Be silentbefore the LordcGOD ! For the 10day of the LORD is near, For the LORD has prepared a 11sacrifice, He has 12consecrated His guests.
"Then it will come about on the day of the LORD'Ssacrifice That I will 13punish the princes, the king'ssons And all who clothe themselves with 14foreigngarments.
"And I will punish on that dayall who leap on the temple threshold, Who fill the house of their dlord with 15violence and deceit.
"On that day," declares the LORD, "There will be the sound of a cry from the 16FishGate, A wail from the e17Second Quarter, And a loudcrash from the 18hills.
11"Wail, O inhabitants of the fMortar, For all the gpeople of 19Canaan will be silenced ; All who weigh out 20silver will be cutoff.
"It will come about at that time That I will 21searchJerusalem with lamps, And I will punish the men Who are h22stagnant in spirit, Who say in their hearts, 'The LORD will 23not dogood or evil !'
"Moreover, their wealth will become24plunder And their housesdesolate ; Yes, 25they will buildhouses but not inhabit them, And plantvineyards but not drink their wine."
14Near is the 26great27day of the LORD, Near and comingveryquickly ; Listen, the day of the LORD ! iIn it the warrior28cries out bitterly.
A day of wrath is that day, A day of 29trouble and distress, A day of destruction and desolation, A day of 30darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thickdarkness,
A day of 31trumpet and battlecryAgainst the 32fortifiedcities And the highcornertowers.
I will bring33distress on men So that they will walk34like the blind, Because they have sinned against the LORD ; And their 35blood will be poured out like dust And their 36flesh like dung.
18Neither their 37silvernor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the LORD'Swrath ; And 38all the earth will be devoured In the fire of His jealousy, For He will 39make a completeend, Indeed a terrifying one, Of all the inhabitants of the earth.