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2:2 A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn spreading on the mountains, A great and strong people; There has never been the like, Neither will there be any more after them, Even to the years of many generations.
2:4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, And as horsemen, so do they run.
2:6 At their presence the peoples are in anguish. All faces have grown pale.
2:8 Neither does one jostle another; They march everyone in his path, And they burst through the defenses, And don`t break ranks.
2:10 The earth quakes before them. The heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, And the stars withdraw their shining.
2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of Yahweh, weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, "Spare your people, Yahweh, And don`t give your heritage to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, `Where is their God?`"
2:18 Then Yahweh was jealous for his land, And had pity on his people.
2:20 But I will remove the northern army far away from you, And will drive it into a barren and desolate land, Its front into the eastern sea, And its back into the western sea; And its stench will come up, And its bad smell will rise." Surely he has done great things.
2:21 Land, don`t be afraid. Be glad and rejoice, for Yahweh has done great things.
2:23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in Yahweh, your God; For he gives you the former rain in just measure, And he causes the rain to come down for you, The former rain and the latter rain, As before.
2:25 I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The great locust, the grasshopper, and the caterpillar, My great army, which I sent among you.
2:26 You will have plenty to eat, and be satisfied, And will praise the name of Yahweh, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And my people will never again be put to shame.
2:27 You will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am Yahweh, your God, and there is no one else; And my people will never again be put to shame.
2:29 And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days, I will pour out my Spirit.
2:32 It will happen that whoever will call on the name of Yahweh shall be saved; For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, As Yahweh has said, And among the remnant, those whom Yahweh calls.