Bible: Joel 2:1-3

The Locusts’ Devastation

2:1 Blow the trumpet 1  in Zion;

sound the alarm signal on my holy mountain!

Let all the inhabitants of the land shake with fear,

for the day of the Lord is about to come.

Indeed, 2  it is near! 3 

2:2 It will be 4  a day of dreadful darkness, 5 

a day of foreboding storm clouds, 6 

like blackness 7  spread over the mountains.

It is a huge and powerful army 8 

there has never been anything like it ever before,

and there will not be anything like it for many generations to come! 9 

2:3 Like fire they devour everything in their path; 10 

a flame blazes behind them.

The land looks like the Garden of Eden 11  before them,

but behind them there is only a desolate wilderness

for nothing escapes them! 12 

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