Joel 2:1-7 NRS

1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near—
2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness spread upon the mountains a great and powerful army comes; their like has never been from of old, nor will be again after them in ages to come.
3 Fire devours in front of them, and behind them a flame burns. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, but after them a desolate wilderness, and nothing escapes them.
4 They have the appearance of horses, and like war-horses they charge.
5 As with the rumbling of chariots, they leap on the tops of the mountains, like the crackling of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a powerful army drawn up for battle.
6 Before them peoples are in anguish, all faces grow pale. a

References for Joel 2:6

    • d 2:6 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
      7 Like warriors they charge, like soldiers they scale the wall. Each keeps to its own course, they do not swerve from b their paths.

      References for Joel 2:7

        • e 2:7 - Gk Syr Vg: Heb [they do not take a pledge along]