19 Essential Old Testament References to the Day of the Lord
For a day belonging to the Lord of Armies is coming against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up—it will be humbled.
Wail! For the day of the LORD is near. It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Look, the day of the LORD is coming— cruel, with fury and burning anger— to make the earth a desolation and to destroy its sinners.
You did not go up to the gaps or restore the wall around the house of Israel so that it might stand in battle on the day of the LORD.
For a day is near; a day belonging to the LORD is near. It will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.
Woe because of that day! For the day of the LORD is near and will come as devastation from the Almighty.
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the residents of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; in fact, it is near.
The LORD makes his voice heard in the presence of his army. His camp is very large; those who carry out his command are powerful. Indeed, the day of the LORD is terrible and dreadful— who can endure it?
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
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.
Won’t the day of the LORD be darkness rather than light, even gloom without any brightness in it?
For the day of the LORD is near, against all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; what you deserve will return on your own head.
Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD, for the day of the LORD is near. Indeed, the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated his guests.
The great day of the LORD is near, near and rapidly approaching. Listen, the day of the LORD— then the warrior’s cry is bitter.
Look, I am going to send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes.