- Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer to mourning And professional mourners to lamentation.
- "And in all the vineyards there is wailing, Because I will pass through the midst of you," says the LORD.
- Alas, you who are longing for the day of the LORD, For what purpose will the day of the LORD be to you? It will be darkness and not light;
- As when a man flees from a lion And a bear meets him, Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall And a snake bites him.
- Will not the day of the LORD be darkness instead of light, Even gloom with no brightness in it?