Joel 2:1-7 NLT

1 Sound the trumpet in Jerusalema ! Raise the alarm on my holy mountain! Let everyone tremble in fear because the day of the is upon us.

References for Joel 2:1

    • ௿ 2:1 - Hebrew Zion; also in 2:15, 23 .
      2 It is a day of darkness and gloom, a day of thick clouds and deep blackness. Suddenly, like dawn spreading across the mountains, a great and mighty army appears. Nothing like it has been seen before or will ever be seen again.
      3 Fire burns in front of them, and flames follow after them. Ahead of them the land lies as beautiful as the Garden of Eden. Behind them is nothing but desolation; not one thing escapes.
      4 They look like horses; they charge forward like warhorses.b

      References for Joel 2:4

        • 2:4 - Or like charioteers.
          5 Look at them as they leap along the mountaintops. Listen to the noise they make—like the rumbling of chariots, like the roar of fire sweeping across a field of stubble, or like a mighty army moving into battle.
          6 Fear grips all the people; every face grows pale with terror.
          7 The attackers march like warriors and scale city walls like soldiers. Straight forward they march, never breaking rank.