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Joel 2:2-11
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A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, [So] there is a great and mighty people; There has never been [anything] like it, Nor will there be again after it To the years of many generations.
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A fire consumes before them And behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them But a desolate wilderness behind them, And nothing at all escapes them.
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Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like war horses, so they run.
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With a noise as of chariots They leap on the tops of the mountains, Like the crackling of a flame of fire consuming the stubble, Like a mighty people arranged for battle.
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Before them the people are in anguish; All faces turn pale.
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They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like soldiers; And they each march in line, Nor do they deviate from their paths.
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They do not crowd each other, They march everyone in his path; When they burst through the defenses, They do not break ranks.
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They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief.
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Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.
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The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?
Joel 1:4-6
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What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.
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Awake, drunkards, and weep; And wail, all you wine drinkers, On account of the sweet wine That is cut off from your mouth.
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For a nation has invaded my land, Mighty and without number; Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it has the fangs of a lioness.
Exodus 10:19
So the LORD shifted [the wind] to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.
the northern
Jeremiah 1:14
Then the LORD said to me, "Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.
the east
Ezekiel 47:7
Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there [were] very many trees on the one side and on the other.
Ezekiel 47:8
Then he said to me, "These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah; then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters [of the sea] become fresh.
Ezekiel 47:18
"The east side, from between Hauran, Damascus, Gilead and the land of Israel, [shall be] the Jordan; from the [north] border to the eastern sea you shall measure. This is the east side.
Zechariah 14:8
And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.
utmost
Deuteronomy 11:24
"Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours; your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, [and] from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as the western sea.
his stink
Ezekiel 39:12-16
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"For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
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"Even all the people of the land will bury [them]; and it will be to their renown [on] the day that I glorify Myself," declares the Lord GOD.
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"They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search.
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"As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man's bone, then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
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"And even [the] name of [the] city will be Hamonah. So they will cleanse the land."'
because
2 Kings 8:13
Then Hazael said, "But what is your servant, [who is but] a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."