When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
May their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, may it become a trap.
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.
The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale.
The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people;
“ Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,
While they are saying, “ Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;