it is approaching very rapidly!
There will be a bitter sound on the Lord’s day of judgment;
at that time warriors will cry out in battle. 2
a day of distress and hardship,
a day of devastation and ruin,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and dark skies,
Judgment will fall on 6 the fortified cities and the high corner towers.
and they will stumble 8 like blind men,
for they have sinned against the Lord.
Their blood will be poured out like dirt;
1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them
in the day of the Lord’s angry judgment.
2 tn Heb “the sound of the day of the
3 tn Heb “a day of wrath.” The word “God’s” is supplied in the translation for clarification.
4 tn Heb “a ram’s horn.” By metonymy the Hebrew text mentions the trumpet (“ram’s horn”) in place of the sound it produces (“trumpet blasts”).
5 sn This description of the day of the
6 tn Heb “against.” The words “judgment will fall” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
8 tn Heb “walk.”
9 tn Some take the referent of “flesh” to be more specific here; cf. NEB (“bowels”), NAB (“brains”), NIV (“entrails”).
10 tn The words “will be scattered” are supplied in the translation for clarity based on the parallelism with “will be poured out” in the previous line.
11 tn Or “land” (cf. NEB). This same word also occurs at the end of the present verse.
12 tn Or “passion”; traditionally, “jealousy.”
13 tn Or “for.”
14 tn Heb “complete destruction, even terror, he will make.”
15 tn It is not certain where the