The Prophet Warns the People
2:1 Bunch yourselves together like straw, 1 you undesirable 2 nation,
2:2 before God’s decree becomes reality 3 and the day of opportunity disappears like windblown chaff, 4
before the Lord’s raging anger 5 overtakes 6 you –
before the day of the Lord’s angry judgment overtakes you!
2:3 Seek the Lord’s favor, 7 all you humble people 8 of the land who have obeyed his commands! 9
Strive to do what is right! 10 Strive to be humble! 11
Maybe you will be protected 12 on the day of the Lord’s angry judgment.