Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near!
It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

King James Version

Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Holman Bible

Wail! For the day of the Lord is near.
It will come like destruction from the Almighty.

International Standard Version

Wail out loud, because the Day of the LORD is near. It will come like destruction from the Almighty!

A Conservative Version

Wail ye, for the day of LORD is at hand. It shall come as destruction from the Almighty.

American Standard Version

Wail ye; for the day of Jehovah is at hand; as destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Amplified


Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand!
It will come as destruction from the Almighty (All Sufficient One—Invincible God)!

Bible in Basic English

Send out a cry of grief; for the day of the Lord is near; it comes as destruction from the Most High.

Darby Translation

Howl, for the day of Jehovah is at hand; it cometh as destruction from the Almighty.

Julia Smith Translation

Pipe ye, for the day of Jehovah draws near; as desolation shall it come from the Almighty.

King James 2000

Wail you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Wail, for the day of Yahweh [is] near; it will come like destruction from Shaddai!

Modern King James verseion

Howl! For the day of Jehovah is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Mourn therefore, for the day of the LORD is at hand, and cometh as a destroyer from the Almighty.

NET Bible

Wail, for the Lord's day of judgment is near; it comes with all the destructive power of the sovereign judge.

New Heart English Bible

Wail; for the day of the LORD is at hand. It will come as destruction from Shaddai.

The Emphasized Bible

Howl ye! for at hand is the day of Yahweh, - As a veritable destruction from the Almighty, shall it come.

Webster

Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

World English Bible

Wail; for the day of Yahweh is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Youngs Literal Translation

Howl ye, for near is the day of Jehovah, As destruction from the Mighty it cometh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ילל 
Yalal 
Usage: 32

ye for the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of the Lord

Usage: 0

is at hand
קרב קרוב 
Qarowb 
Usage: 77

it shall come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

שׁוד שׁד 
Shod 
Usage: 25

References

Context Readings

An Oracle Against Babylon

5 They are coming from a far country,
From the farthest horizons,
The Lord and His instruments of indignation,
To destroy the whole land.
6 Wail, for the day of the Lord is near!
It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore all hands will fall limp,
And every man’s heart will melt.


Cross References

Joel 1:15

Alas for the day!
For the day of the Lord is near,
And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent before the Lord God!
For the day of the Lord is near,
For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice,
He has consecrated His guests.

Isaiah 2:12

For the Lord of hosts will have a day of reckoning
Against everyone who is proud and lofty
And against everyone who is lifted up,
That he may be abased.

Isaiah 13:9

Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,
Cruel, with fury and burning anger,
To make the land a desolation;
And He will exterminate its sinners from it.

Isaiah 14:31

“Wail, O gate; cry, O city;
Melt away, O Philistia, all of you;
For smoke comes from the north,
And there is no straggler in his ranks.

Isaiah 34:8

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Jeremiah 51:8

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken;
Wail over her!
Bring balm for her pain;
Perhaps she may be healed.

Ezekiel 30:2-3

“Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God,
Wail, ‘Alas for the day!’

Amos 5:18

Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord,
For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you?
It will be darkness and not light;

Job 31:23

“For calamity from God is a terror to me,
And because of His majesty I can do nothing.

Isaiah 23:1

The oracle concerning Tyre.
Wail, O ships of Tarshish,
For Tyre is destroyed, without house or harbor;
It is reported to them from the land of Cyprus.

Isaiah 52:5

Now therefore, what do I have here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?” Again the Lord declares, “Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.

Isaiah 65:14

“Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart,
But you will cry out with a heavy heart,
And you will wail with a broken spirit.

Jeremiah 25:34

“Wail, you shepherds, and cry;
And wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock;
For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions have come,
And you will fall like a choice vessel.

Jeremiah 49:3

“Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed!
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
For Malcam will go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.

Ezekiel 21:12

Cry out and wail, son of man; for it is against My people, it is against all the officials of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with My people, therefore strike your thigh.

Joel 1:5

Awake, drunkards, and weep;
And wail, all you wine drinkers,
On account of the sweet wine
That is cut off from your mouth.

Joel 1:11

Be ashamed, O farmers,
Wail, O vinedressers,
For the wheat and the barley;
Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.

Joel 1:13

Gird yourselves with sackcloth
And lament, O priests;
Wail, O ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth
O ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Are withheld from the house of your God.

Joel 2:11

The Lord utters His voice before His army;
Surely His camp is very great,
For strong is he who carries out His word.
The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome,
And who can endure it?

Joel 2:31

“The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood
Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.

Zephaniah 1:14

Near is the great day of the Lord,
Near and coming very quickly;
Listen, the day of the Lord!
In it the warrior cries out bitterly.

Zephaniah 2:2-3

Before the decree takes effect—
The day passes like the chaff—
Before the burning anger of the Lord comes upon you,
Before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you.

Malachi 4:5

“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

James 5:1

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

Revelation 18:10

standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’

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