Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand!
It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will be limp,
every manís heart will melt, and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman in childbirth;
they will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames. Behold, the day of the Lord comes,
cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it.
For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened in its going forth,
and the moon will not cause its light to shine.
"I will punish the world for its evil,
and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, a man more than the golden wedge of
Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place,
in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger."