Joel 1:15
New International Version
Alas for that day! For the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

New Living Translation
The day of the LORD is near, the day when destruction comes from the Almighty. How terrible that day will be!

English Standard Version
Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes.

Berean Study Bible
Alas for the day! For the Day of the LORD is near, and it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

New American Standard Bible
Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

King James Bible
Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Christian Standard Bible
Woe because of that day! For the day of the LORD is near and will come as devastation from the Almighty.

Contemporary English Version
We are in for trouble! Soon the LORD All-Powerful will bring disaster.

Good News Translation
The day of the LORD is near, the day when the Almighty brings destruction. What terror that day will bring!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe because of that day! For the Day of the LORD is near and will come as devastation from the Almighty.

International Standard Version
Oh, no! For the Day of the LORD approaches, and like destruction from the Almighty, it will come!

NET Bible
How awful that day will be! For the day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Divine Destroyer.

New Heart English Bible
Alas for the day. For the day of the LORD is at hand, and it will come as destruction from Shaddai.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This will be a terrible day! The day of the LORD is near, and it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is at hand, And as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

New American Standard 1977
Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

King James 2000 Bible
Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

American King James Version
Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

American Standard Version
Alas for the day! for the day of Jehovah is at hand, and as destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Alas, Alas, Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is nigh, and it will come as trouble upon trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ah, ah, ah, for the day: because the day of the Lord is at hand, and it shall come like destruction from the mighty.

Darby Bible Translation
Alas for the day! for the day of Jehovah is at hand, and as destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

English Revised Version
Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as destruction from the Almighty shall it come,

Webster's Bible Translation
Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

World English Bible
Alas for the day! For the day of Yahweh is at hand, and it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Young's Literal Translation
And cry unto Jehovah, 'Alas for the day! For near is a day of Jehovah, And as destruction from the mighty it cometh.
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
14Consecrate a fast; proclaim a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and all the residents of the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD. 15Alas for the day! For the Day of the LORD is near, and it will come like destruction from the Almighty. 16Has not the food been cut off before our very eyes—joy and gladness from the house of our God?…
Cross References
Revelation 6:17
For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?"

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 13:9
Behold, the Day of the LORD is coming--cruel, with fury and burning anger--to make the earth a desolation and to destroy the sinners within it.

Jeremiah 30:7
How awful that day will be! None will be like it! It is the time of Jacob's distress, but he will be delivered out of it.

Jeremiah 46:10
That day belongs to the Lord, the GOD of Hosts, a day of vengeance to avenge Himself against His foes. The sword will devour until it is satisfied, until it is quenched with their blood. For it will be a sacrifice to the Lord, the GOD of Hosts, in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.

Ezekiel 7:2
"O son of man, this is what the Lord GOD says to the land of Israel: 'The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land.

Ezekiel 30:3
For the day is near, the Day of the LORD is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

Joel 2:1
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the Day of the LORD is coming; in fact, it is at hand--

Joel 2:11
The LORD raises His voice in the presence of His army. Indeed, His camp is very large, for mighty are those who obey His command. For the day of the LORD is great and very dreadful. Who can endure it?

Joel 3:14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Amos 5:16
Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says: "There will be wailing in all the public squares and cries of 'Alas, Alas' in all the streets. The farmer will be summoned to mourn, and the mourners to wail.

Amos 5:18
Woe to you who long for the Day of the LORD! What will the Day of the LORD be for you? It will be darkness and not light.

Obadiah 1:15
For the Day of the LORD is near for all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your recompense will return upon your own head.

Zephaniah 1:14
The great Day of the LORD is near--near and coming quickly. Listen, the Day of the LORD! Then the cry of the mighty will be bitter.

Treasury of Scripture

Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Alas.

Joel 2:2
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Jeremiah 30:7
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

Amos 5:16-18
Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing…

the day of.

Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

Psalm 37:13
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

Isaiah 13:6-9
Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty…







Lexicon
Alas
אֲהָ֖הּ (’ă·hāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 162: Alas!

for the day!
לַיּ֑וֹם (lay·yō·wm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the Day
י֣וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is near,
קָרוֹב֙ (qā·rō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7138: Near

and it will come
יָבֽוֹא׃ (yā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

like destruction
וּכְשֹׁ֖ד (ū·ḵə·šōḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7701: Violence, havoc, devastation, ruin

from the Almighty.
מִשַׁדַּ֥י‪‬ (mi·šad·day)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty
(15) Alas.--The exclamation is repeated three times in the LXX. and Vulg., thus giving occasion to Jeremy Taylor's comment: "When the prophet Joel was describing the formidable accidents in the day of the Lord's judgment, and the fearful sentence of an angry judge, he was not able to express it, but stammered like a child, or an amazed imperfect person, A. A. A. diei, quia prope est Dies Domini" ("Christ's Adv. to Judgment," Serm. iii., pt. 3).

Almighty.--Shaddai. A title signifying the omnipotence of God, especially with reference, as here, to His power to destroy. The Hebrew preserves the alliteration, Shod Mishaddai, destruction from the destroyer. The Almighty was the general title of God. "I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God ALMIGHTY, but by My name JEHOVAH was I not known unto them." (See Note on Genesis 17)

Verse 15. - Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Some understand these words as suggested by the prophet to the people, that they might use them in their solemn and sorrowful appeal to the Almighty. This is favoured by the Syriac, which adds, "and say," as if the prophet prescribed to them the substance of their address. We prefer taking them as the prophet's own words, which he era-ploys to justify the urgency of the appeal contained in the two preceding verses to the ministers of religion, the priests, to the magistrates, the elders, and to all the mere-bets of the community, even all the inhabitants of the land. The day referred to is the time of the judgment that was coming on the land through the locusts. The day of the Lord, first mentioned, it is said, by Joel, is the day when he inflicts judgments on sinners, as in the present instance; it may be a presage of that judgment that brought ruin on their city, temple, and nation. It may be an emblem of that judgment that wound up their nation by the destruction of their capital, or even of the final judgment when God shall destroy impenitent sinners and deliver his saints. This day of the Lord comes suddenly, secretly, and irresistibly; and, when it comes, it is a destruction from the Almighty, or, according to the Hebrew paronomasia, keshod misshaddai, equivalent to "ruin from the Resistless." The day of God's anger against Judah is a presage of that day when, as Judge of all, Jew and Gentile, he will take vengeance on his enemies. Joel's prophetic glance reached onward and forward, not only to the close of the Jewish, but to the conclusion of the Christian, dispensation. 1:14-20 The sorrow of the people is turned into repentance and humiliation before God. With all the marks of sorrow and shame, sin must be confessed and bewailed. A day is to be appointed for this purpose; a day in which people must be kept from their common employments, that they may more closely attend God's services; and there is to be abstaining from meat and drink. Every one had added to the national guilt, all shared in the national calamity, therefore every one must join in repentance. When joy and gladness are cut off from God's house, when serious godliness decays, and love waxes cold, then it is time to cry unto the Lord. The prophet describes how grievous the calamity. See even the inferior creatures suffering for our transgression. And what better are they than beasts, who never cry to God but for corn and wine, and complain of the want of the delights of sense? Yet their crying to God in those cases, shames the stupidity of those who cry not to God in any case. Whatever may become of the nations and churches that persist in ungodliness, believers will find the comfort of acceptance with God, when the wicked shall be burned up with his indignation.
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