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Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand;
It shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore shall all hands be faint,
And every man's heart shall melt:
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall
take hold of them;
Behold, the day of the Lord cometh,
And he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
shall not give their light: The sun shall be darkened in his going forth, And the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; And I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; Even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth shall remove out of her place, In the wrath of the Lord of hosts, And in the day of his fierce anger.
And it shall be as the chased roe,
Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
Their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them,
Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation:
Neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there;
And their houses shall be full of doleful creatures;
And owls shall dwell there,
And satyrs shall dance there.
And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their
For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob,
And will yet choose Israel,
And set them in their own land:
And the strangers shall be joined with them,
And they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
And the people shall take them, and bring them
to their place: And the house of Israel shall possess them in the
land of the Lord For servants and handmaids: And they shall take them captives, whose captives
they were; And they shall rule over their oppressors.
And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, that thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say,