Joel 2:1-11 - The Day Of Yahweh Is Near

1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble. For the day of LORD comes, for it is near at hand, 2 a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, as the dawn spreads upon the mountains, a great people and a strong, there has not ever been the like, nor shall be any more after them, even to the years of man

3 A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns. The land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness. Yea, and none has escaped them. 4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and as horsemen, so do they run. 5 They leap like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

6 At their presence the peoples are in anguish; all faces have grown pale. 7 They run like mighty men. They climb the wall like men of war, and they march each one on his ways. And they do not break their ranks. 8 Neither does one push another. They march each one in his path, and they burst through the weapons, and do not break off. 9 They leap upon the city. They run upon the wall. They climb up into the houses. They enter in at the windows like a thief.

10 The earth quakes before them. The heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. 11 And LORD utters his voice before his army, for his camp is very great. For he is strong who executes his word. For the day of LORD is great and very fearful, and who can abide it?