1 Blow the ram's-horn in Zion, sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let everybody in the country tremble, for the Day of Yahweh is coming, yes, it is near.
Jer 4:5 Joel 1:15 Joel 2:15 Joel 3:17 Obad 1:15 Zeph 1:16 1Pet 4:7
2 Day of darkness and gloom, Day of cloud and blackness. Like the dawn, across the mountains spreads a vast and mighty people, such as has never been before, such as will never be again to the remotest ages.
Joel 1:6 Amos 5:18-20 Joel 2:25 Zeph 1:14-15 Dan 12:1 Joel 2:5 Joel 2:10-11
3 In their van a fire devours, in their rear a flame consumes. The country is like a garden of Eden ahead of them and a desert waste behind them. Nothing escapes them.
Isa 51:3 Gen 2:8 Zech 7:14 Exod 10:5 Exod 10:15 Joel 1:19-20 Amos 7:4
4 They look like horses, like chargers they gallop on,
5 with a racket like that of chariots they spring over the mountain tops, with a crackling like a blazing fire devouring the stubble, a mighty army in battle array.
Rev 9:9 Isa 5:24 Isa 30:30 Matt 3:12 Nah 2:3-4 Nah 3:2-3
6 At the sight of them, people are appalled and every face grows pale.
Nah 2:10 Isa 13:8 Jer 30:6 Jer 8:21 Lam 4:8 Ps 119:83
7 Like fighting men they press forward, like warriors they scale the walls, each marching straight ahead, not turning from his path;
Prov 30:27 2Sam 1:23 2Sam 2:18-19 2Sam 5:8 Isa 5:26-29 Jer 5:10 Joel 2:9
8 they never jostle each other, each marches straight ahead: arrows fly, they still press forward, never breaking ranks.
2Chr 23:10 2Chr 32:5 Job 33:18 Job 36:12 Neh 4:17 Neh 4:23 Song 4:13
9 They hurl themselves at the city, they leap onto the walls, swarm up the houses, getting in through the windows like thieves.
Jer 9:21 John 10:1 Exod 10:6
10 As they come on, the earth quakes, the skies tremble, sun and moon grow dark, the stars lose their brilliance.
Isa 13:10 Matt 24:29 Ps 18:7 Ezek 32:7-8 Joel 3:15-16 Acts 2:20 Mark 13:24-25
11 Yahweh's voice rings out at the head of his troops! For mighty indeed is his army, strong, the enforcer of his orders, for great is the Day of Yahweh, and very terrible -- who can face it?
Mal 3:2 Rev 18:8 Joel 3:16 Rev 6:17 Isa 13:4 Jer 25:30 Jer 30:7
12 'But now -- declares Yahweh- come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.'
Hos 12:6 Jer 4:1 1Sam 7:6 Deut 4:29-30 Jas 4:8-9 2Chr 7:13-14 Isa 55:6-7
13 Tear your hearts and not your clothes, and come back to Yahweh your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in faithful love, and he relents about inflicting disaster.
Ps 34:18 Ps 86:15 Jonah 4:2 Isa 57:15 Rom 5:20-21 Mic 7:18 Exod 34:6-7
14 Who knows if he will not come back, relent and leave a blessing behind him, a cereal offering and a libation to be presented to Yahweh your God?
Hag 2:19 Joel 1:13 Jonah 3:9 Joel 1:9 2Sam 12:22 1Sam 6:5 2Cor 9:5-11
15 Blow the ram's-horn in Zion! Order a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly,
Joel 1:14 Joel 2:1 2Kgs 10:20 Jer 36:9 Num 10:3 1Kgs 21:9 1Kgs 21:12
16 call the people together, summon the community, assemble the elders, gather the children, even infants at the breast! Call the bridegroom from his bedroom and the bride from her bower!
1Cor 7:5 2Chr 20:13 1Sam 16:5 2Chr 29:5 Exod 19:10 Exod 19:22 2Chr 29:23-24
17 Let the priests, the ministers of Yahweh, stand weeping between portico and altar, saying, 'Spare your people, Yahweh! Do not expose your heritage to the contempt, to the sarcasm of the nations! Why give the peoples cause to say, "Where is their God?" '
Ezek 8:16 Ps 115:2 Ps 79:10 Matt 23:35 Mic 7:10 2Chr 8:12 Amos 7:2
18 Then, becoming jealous over his country, Yahweh took pity on his people.
Zech 1:14 Zech 8:2 Ps 103:13 Deut 32:16 Isa 60:10 Isa 63:9 Isa 63:15
19 Yahweh said in answer to his people, 'Now I shall send you wheat, wine and olive oil until you have enough. Never again will I expose you to the contempt of the nations.
Ezek 34:29 Ezek 36:15 Joel 1:10 Hag 2:16-19 Jer 31:12 Mal 3:10-12 Matt 6:33
20 I shall take the northerner far away from you and drive him into an arid, desolate land, his vanguard to the eastern sea, his rearguard to the western sea. He will give off a stench, he will give off a foul stink (for what he made bold to do).'
Zech 14:8 Deut 11:24 Isa 34:3 Amos 4:10 Exod 10:19 Ezek 47:18 Ezek 39:12-16
21 Land, do not be afraid; be glad, rejoice, for Yahweh has done great things.
Isa 54:4 Isa 35:1 Zeph 3:16-17 1Sam 12:16 1Sam 12:24 Deut 4:32 Isa 41:10
22 Wild animals, do not be afraid; the desert pastures are green again, the trees bear fruit, vine and fig tree yield their richness.
Ps 65:12 Joel 1:18-20 Zech 8:12 1Cor 3:7 Amos 9:14-15 Ezek 34:26-27 Ezek 36:8
23 Sons of Zion, be glad, rejoice in Yahweh your God; for he has given you autumn rain as justice demands, and he will send the rains down for you, the autumn and spring rain as of old.
Lev 26:4 Jas 5:7-8 Phil 4:4 Isa 12:2-6 Deut 11:14 Hos 6:3 Ps 149:2
24 The threshing-floors will be full of grain, the vats overflow with wine and oil.
Amos 9:13 Lev 26:10 Mal 3:10 Joel 3:13 Joel 3:18 Prov 3:9-10
25 'I will make up to you for the years devoured by grown locust and hopper, by shearer and young locust, my great army which I sent to invade you.
Zech 10:6 Joel 1:4-7 Joel 2:2-11
26 'You will eat to your heart's content, and praise the name of Yahweh your God who has treated you so wonderfully. (My people will never be humiliated again!)
Ps 22:26 Isa 45:17 Rom 10:11 Ps 126:2-3 Isa 25:1 Deut 12:7 Isa 49:23
27 'And you will know that I am among you in Israel, I, Yahweh your God, and no one else. My people will never be humiliated again!'
Ezek 37:26-28 Lev 26:11-12 Joel 3:17 Isa 45:5 Joel 2:26 Ps 46:5 Zeph 3:17