d A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
e A people come, great and strong,
f The like of whom has never been;
Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.
Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light.
That day is a day of wrath, A day of trouble and distress, A day of devastation and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness.
For a nation has come up against My land, Strong, and without number; His teeth are the teeth of a lion, And he has the fangs of a fierce lion.
The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?
So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them.
Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Behold and see If there is any sorrow like my sorrow, Which has been brought on me, Which the LORD has inflicted In the day of His fierce anger.
And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem.
At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book.
Hear this, you elders, And give ear, all you inhabitants of the land! Has anything like this happened in your days, Or even in the days of your fathers?