13 Dress yourselves in burlap and weep, you priests!Wail, you who serve before the altar!Come, spend the night in burlap, you ministers of my God.For there is no grain or wine to offer at the Temple of your God. 14 Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting.Bring the leaders and all the people of the land into the Temple of the Lord your God, and cry out to him there. 15 The day of the Lord is near, the day when destruction comes from the Almighty.How terrible that day will be! 16 Our food disappears before our very eyes.No joyful celebrations are held in the house of our God. 17 The seeds die in the parched ground, and the grain crops fail.The barns stand empty, and granaries are abandoned. 18 How the animals moan with hunger!The herds of cattle wander about confused, because they have no pasture.The flocks of sheep and goats bleat in misery. 19 Lord, help us!The fire has consumed the wilderness pastures, and flames have burned up all the trees. 20 Even the wild animals cry out to you because the streams have dried up, and fire has consumed the wilderness pastures.
15 Alas for the day!For the day of the Lord is near, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes.
1 Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain!Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, 2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness!Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains a great and powerful people; their like has never been before, nor will be again after them through the years of all generations.
11 The Lord utters his voice before his army, for his camp is exceedingly great; he who executes his word is powerful.For the day of the Lord is great and very awesome; who can endure it?
31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
14 Multitudes, multitudes ,in the valley of decision!For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
13 Put on sackcloth and lament, O priests; wail, O ministers of the altar.Go in, pass the night in sackcloth,O ministers of my God!Because grain offering and drink offering are withheld from the house of your God. 14 Consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly.Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.
19 To you, O Lord, I call.For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and flame has burned all the trees of the field. 20 Even the beasts of the field pant for you because the water brooks are dried up, and fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.