Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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; as destruction from the Almighty and Sufficient One [Shaddai] will it come!

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Howl; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come 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 land,
from the distant horizon—
the Lord and the weapons of His wrath—
to destroy the whole country.
6 Wail! For the day of the Lord is near.
It will come like destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore everyone’s hands will become weak,
and every man’s heart will melt.


Cross References

Joel 1:15

Woe because of that day!
For the Day of the Lord is near
and will come as devastation from the Almighty.

Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent in the presence of the Lord God,
for the Day of the Lord is near.
Indeed, the Lord has prepared a sacrifice;
He has consecrated His guests.

Isaiah 2:12

For a day belonging to the Lord of Hosts is coming
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up—it will be humbled—

Isaiah 13:9

Look, the day of the Lord is coming—
cruel, with rage and burning anger—
to make the earth a desolation
and to destroy the sinners on it.

Isaiah 14:31

Wail, you gates! Cry out, city!
Tremble with fear, all Philistia!
For a cloud of dust is coming from the north,
and there is no one missing from the invader’s ranks.

Isaiah 34:8

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
a time of paying back Edom
for its hostility against Zion.

Jeremiah 51:8

Suddenly Babylon fell and was shattered.
Wail for her;
get balm for her wound—
perhaps she can be healed.

Ezekiel 30:2-3

“Son of man, prophesy and say: This is what the Lord God says:Wail: Woe for the day!

Amos 5:18

Woe to you who long for the Day of the Lord!
What will the Day of the Lord be for you?
It will be darkness and not light.

Job 31:23

For disaster from God terrifies me,
and because of His majesty I could not do these things.

Isaiah 23:1

An oracle against Tyre:Wail, ships of Tarshish,
for your haven has been destroyed.
Word has reached them from the land of Cyprus.

Isaiah 52:5

So now what have I here”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“that My people are taken away for nothing?
Its rulers wail”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.

Isaiah 65:14

My servants will shout for joy from a glad heart,
but you will cry out from an anguished heart,
and you will lament out of a broken spirit.

Jeremiah 25:34

Wail, you shepherds, and cry out.
Roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock.
Because the days of your slaughter have come,
you will fall and become shattered like a precious vase.

Jeremiah 49:3

Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is devastated;
cry out, daughters of Rabbah!
Clothe yourselves with sackcloth, and lament;
run back and forth within your walls,
because Milcom will go into exile
together with his priests and officials.

Ezekiel 21:12

Cry out and wail, son of man,
for it is against My people.
It is against all the princes of Israel!
They are given over to the sword with My people.
Therefore strike your thigh in grief.

Joel 1:5

Wake up, you drunkards, and weep;
wail, all you wine drinkers,
because of the sweet wine,
for it has been taken from your mouth.

Joel 1:11

Be ashamed, you farmers,
wail, you vinedressers,
over the wheat and the barley,
because the harvest of the field has perished.

Joel 1:13

Dress in sackcloth and lament, you priests;
wail, you ministers of the altar.
Come and spend the night in sackcloth,
you ministers of my God,
because grain and drink offerings
are withheld from the house of your God.

Joel 2:11

The Lord raises His voice
in the presence of His army.
His camp is very large;
Those who carry out His command are powerful.
Indeed, the Day of the Lord is terrible and dreadful
who can endure it?

Joel 2:31

The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and awe-inspiring Day of the Lord comes.

Zephaniah 1:14

The great Day of the Lord is near,
near and rapidly approaching.
Listen, the Day of the Lord
then the warrior’s cry is bitter.

Zephaniah 2:2-3

before the decree takes effect
and the day passes like chaff,
before the burning of the Lord’s anger overtakes you,
before the day of the Lord’s anger overtakes you.

Malachi 4:5

Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

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

James 5:1

Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.

Revelation 18:10

They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying:Woe, woe, the great city,
Babylon, the mighty city!
For in a single hour
your judgment has come.

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