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約珥書-Joel 第 2 章

Blow a trumpet in Zion; Sound an alarm in My holy mountain; Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, For the day of Jehovah comes; For it draws near:
A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and deep darkness, Like the dawn spread over the mountains-A people great and mighty. There has not been any like them Since eternity, And there will not be any more after them, Even until the years of the generation of the generations.
A fire devours before them, And after them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, After them, like a desolate wilderness; And indeed no one escapes them.
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And as horsemen, so they run.
Like the sound of chariots Upon the mountaintops they leap, Like the sound of a flame of fire That devours the stubble, Like a mighty people Set in battle array.
At their presence the peoples writhed in anguish; All faces became pale.
They run like mighty men; Like men of battle they climb the wall. And they march, each in his ways, And do not break their ranks.
Nor do they crowd each other; They march, each on his highway. Though they fall among weapons, They do not break off their progress.
They rush at the city; They run against the wall; They go up into the houses; In through the windows They go, like a thief.
The earth quakes before them; The heavens shake; The sun and the moon grow dark, And the stars withdraw their shining.
And Jehovah utters His voice Before His army, For His camp is very great, For He who executes His word is mighty. For the day of Jehovah is great And very terrible, And who can endure it?
Yet even now, Declares Jehovah, Turn to Me with all your heart And with fasting and weeping and mourning;
And rend your hearts, And not your garments, And turn to Jehovah your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Long-suffering and abundant in lovingkindness And repentant of evil.
Who knows whether He will turn and repent And leave a blessing behind Him, A meal offering and a drink offering To Jehovah your God?
Blow a trumpet in Zion; Sanctify a fast; Call a solemn assembly;
Gather the people; Sanctify the congregation; Assemble the elders; Gather the children And those who suck the breasts; Let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, And the bride from her canopy.
Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, Look with pity, O Jehovah, upon Your people; And do not give Your inheritance over to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?
Then Jehovah became jealous for His land, And He spared His people.
And Jehovah answered and said to His people, I am about to send you The grain and the new wine and the fresh oil, And you will be satisfied with it; And I will no longer make you A reproach among the nations,
But the northern army I will remove far from you; And I will drive it into a land Barren and desolate, With its face toward the eastern sea And its end toward the western sea. And its stench will go up, And its foul smell will go up, For it has done great things.
Do not fear, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For Jehovah has done great things.
Do not fear, O beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness turn green. For the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
O children of Zion, Be glad and rejoice In Jehovah your God. For He gives you The former rain in righteousness, And He makes the rain come down for you: The former rain and the latter rain At the beginning of the season.
And the threshing floors will be full of grain, And the wine vats will overflow with new wine and fresh oil.
And I will restore to you the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The licking locust and the consuming locust and the cutting locust, My great army That I sent among you.
And you will eat to the full and be satisfied, And you will praise the name of Jehovah your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people will never be ashamed.
And you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am Jehovah your God and there is none else. And My people will never be ashamed.
And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh, And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; Your old men shall dream dreams; Your young men shall see visions.
Indeed even upon the male and female slaves In those days I will pour out My Spirit.
And I will show wonders in the heavens and on earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon, into blood, Before the great and terrible Day of Jehovah comes.
And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah shall be saved; For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem will be an escape, As Jehovah has said, Even for the remnant Whom Jehovah calls.
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