"The great day of the LORD 1 is near2-- near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the day of the LORD will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior there.
That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness3 and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,416
a day of trumpet and battle cry5 against the fortified cities and against the corner towers.617
I will bring distress7 on the people and they will walk like blind8 men, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out9 like dust and their entrails like filth.1018
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD's wrath.11 In the fire of his jealousy12 the whole world will be consumed,13 for he will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth.14"