The heavens tremble,The sun and the moon grow dark.And the stars lose their brightness.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? “Yet even now,” declares the LORD,“Return to Me with all your heart,And with fasting, weeping and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments.”Now return to the LORD your God,For He is gracious and compassionate,Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindnessAnd relenting of evil. Who knows whether He will not turn and relent,And leave a blessing behind Him,Even a grain offering and a drink offering
For the LORD your God? Blow a trumpet in Zion,Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,Assemble the elders,Gather the children and the nursing infants.
Let the bridegroom come out of his room,And the bride out of her bridal chamber. Let the priests, the LORD’S ministers,Weep between the porch and the altar,And let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach,A byword among the nations.Why should they among the peoples say,‘Where is their God?’”
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying to me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven churches.