Joel 2:1-10 NIV

An Army of Locusts

1 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—

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2 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.

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      3 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.

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      4 They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry.

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      5 With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle.

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      6 At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale.

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      7 They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course.

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      8 They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks.
      9 They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows.

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      10 Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.

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