Blow ye a trumpet in Zion, And shout ye in My holy hill,
Tremble do all inhabitants of the earth, For coming is the day of Jehovah, for it
A day of darkness and thick darkness, A day of cloud and
thick darkness, As darkness spread on the mountains, A people numerous and
mighty, Like it there hath not been from of old, And after it there is not
again -- till the years of generation and generation.
Before it consumed hath fire, And after it burn doth a
flame, As the garden of Eden is the land before it, And after it a
wilderness -- a desolation! And also an escape there hath not been to it,
As the appearance of horses is its appearance, And as
horsemen, so they run.
As the noise of chariots, on the tops of the mountains they
skip, As the noise of a flame of fire devouring stubble, As a mighty people set
in array for battle.
From its face pained are peoples, All faces have gathered
As mighty ones they run, As men of war they go up a wall,
And each in his own ways they do go, And they embarrass not their paths.
And each his brother they press not, Each in his way they go
on, If by the missile they fall, they are not cut off.
In the city they run to and fro, On the wall they run, Into
houses they go up by the windows, They go in as a thief.
At their face trembled hath the earth, Shaken have the
heavens, Sun and moon have been black, And stars have gathered up their
And Jehovah hath given forth His voice before His force, For
very great is His camp, For mighty is the doer of His word, For
great is the day of Jehovah -- very fearful, And who doth bear it?
And also now -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Turn ye back unto
Me with all your heart, And with fasting, and with weeping, And with
And rend your heart, and not your garments, And turn back
unto Jehovah your God, For gracious and merciful is He, Slow to anger,
and abundant in kindness, And He hath repented concerning the evil.
Who knoweth -- He doth turn back, Yea -- He hath repented,
And He hath left behind Him a blessing, A present and libation of Jehovah your
Blow ye a trumpet in Zion, Sanctify a fast -- proclaim a
Gather the people, sanctify an assembly, Assemble the aged,
Gather infants and sucklings of the breasts, Go out let a bridegroom from his
inner chamber, And a bride out of her closet.
Between the porch and the altar weep let the priests,
ministrants of Jehovah, And let them say: 'Have pity, O Jehovah, on Thy people,
And give not Thy inheritance to reproach, To the ruling over them of nations,
Why do they say among peoples, Where is their God?'
And let Jehovah be zealous for His land, And have pity on
Let Jehovah answer and say to His people, 'Lo, I am sending
to you the corn, And the new wine, and the oil, And ye have been satisfied with
it, And I make you no more a reproach among nations,
And the northern I put far off from you, And have driven him
unto a land dry and desolate, With his face unto the eastern sea, And his rear
unto the western sea, And come up hath his stink, And come up doth his stench,
For he hath exerted himself to work.
Do not fear, O land! joy and rejoice, For Jehovah hath
exerted Himself to work.
Do not fear, O cattle of the field! For sprung forth have
pastures of a wilderness, For the tree hath borne its fruit, Fig-tree and vine
have given their strength!
And ye sons of Zion, joy and rejoice, In Jehovah your God,
For He hath given to you the Teacher for righteousness, And causeth to come
down to you a shower, Sprinkling and gathered -- in the beginning.
And full have been the floors with pure corn, And
overflown have the presses with new wine and oil.
And I have recompensed to you the years That consume did the
locust, the cankerworm, And the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, My great
force that I did send against you.
And ye have eaten, eating and being satisfied, And have
praised the name of Jehovah your God, Who hath dealt with you wonderfully, And
not ashamed are My people to the age.
And ye have known that in the midst of Israel am I,
And I am Jehovah your God, and there is none else, And not ashamed are
My people to the age.
And it hath come to pass afterwards, I do pour out My Spirit
on all flesh, And prophesied have your sons and your daughters, Your old men do
dream dreams, Your young men do see visions.
And also on the men-servants, and on the maid-servants, In
those days I do pour out My Spirit.
And I have given wonders in the heavens, and in the earth,
Blood and fire, and columns of smoke.
The sun is turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, Before
the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.
And it hath come to pass, Every one who calleth in the name
of Jehovah is delivered, For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there is an escape,
As Jehovah hath said, And among the remnants whom Jehovah is calling!