The earth shall quakebefore them; the heavens shall tremble : the sun and the moon shall be dark , and the stars shall withdraw their shining:11
And the LORD shall utter his voicebefore his army: for his camp is verygreat: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and veryterrible ; and who can abide it?
Therefore also now, saith the LORD,turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:13
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful,slow to anger, and of greatkindness, and repenteth him of the evil.14
Who knoweth if he will return and repent , and leave a blessingbehind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?15Blow the trumpet in Zion,sanctify a fast,call a solemn assembly:16Gather the people,sanctify the congregation,assemble the elders,gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.17
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD,weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say , Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule overa them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?18
Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.19
Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:20
But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a landbarren and desolate, with his face toward the eastsea, and his hinder part toward the utmostsea, and his stink shall come up , and his ill savour shall come up , because he hath done great things .