2 I will confess to you, Lord, with my whole heart. I will recount all your wonders.
3 I will rejoice and exult in you. I will sing a psalm to your name, O Most High.
4 For my enemy will be turned back. They will be weakened and perish before your face.
5 For you have accomplished my judgment and my cause. You have sat upon the throne that judges justice.
6 You have rebuked the Gentiles, and the impious one has perished. You have deleted their name in eternity and for all generations.
7 The spears of the enemy have failed in the end, and their cities, you have destroyed. Their memory has perished with a loud noise.
8 But the Lord remains in eternity. He has prepared his throne in judgment.
9 And he will judge the whole world in equity. He will judge the people in justice.
Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2
13 Priests, gird yourselves and lament. Ministers of the altars, wail. Enter, ministers of my God, lie in sackcloth. For sacrifice and libation have passed away from the house of your God.
14 Sanctify a fast, call an assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of your God. And cry out to the Lord:
15 "Ah, ah, ah, the day!" For the day of the Lord is near, and it will arrive, like a devastation, before the powerful.
1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, wail on my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land be stirred up. For the day of the Lord is on its way; for it is near:
2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and whirlwinds. Like the morning reaching over the mountains, they are a numerous and strong people. Nothing like them has existed since the beginning, nor will exist after them, even in the years of generation upon generation.
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