Amos 5:18
Good News Translation
How terrible it will be for you who long for the day of the LORD! What good will that day do you? For you it will be a day of darkness and not of light.

Contemporary English Version
You look forward to the day when the LORD comes to judge. But you are in for trouble! It won't be a time of sunshine; all will be darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to them that desire the day of the Lord: to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.

New American Bible
Woe to those who yearn for the day of the LORD! What will the day of the LORD mean for you? It will be darkness, not light!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Woe to them that desire the day of the Lord: to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.

desire.

Isaiah 5:19 That say: Let him make haste, and let his work come quickly, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel come, that we may know it.

Isaiah 28:15-22 For you have said: We have entered into a league with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon us: for we have placed our hope in lies, and by falsehood we are protected. . . .

Jeremiah 17:15 Behold they say to me: Where is the word of the Lord? let it come.

Ezekiel 12:22,27 Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel? saying: The days shall be prolonged, and every vision shall fail. . . .

Malachi 3:1,2 Behold I send my angel, and he shall prepare the way before my face. And presently the Lord, whom you seek, and the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to his temple. Behold, he cometh, saith the Lord of hosts. . . .

2 Peter 3:4 Saying: Where is his promise or his coming? For since the time that the fathers slept, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

the day of the Lord is.

Isaiah 5:30 And they shall make a noise against them that day, like the roaring of the sea; we shall look towards the land, and behold darkness of tribulation, and the light is darkened with the mist thereof.

Isaiah 9:19 By the wrath of the Lord of hosts the land is troubled, and the people shall be as fuel for the fire: no man shall spare his brother.

Isaiah 24:11,12 There shall be a crying for wine in the streets: all mirth is forsaken: the joy of the earth is gone away. . . .

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas, for that day is great, neither is there the like to it; and it is the time of tribulation to Jacob, but he shall be saved out of it.

Joel 1:15 Ah, ah, ah, for the day: because the day of the Lord is at hand, and it shall come like destruction from the mighty.

Joel 2:1,2,10,31 Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand. . . .

Zephaniah 1:14,15 The great day of the Lord is near, it is near and exceeding swift: the voice of the day of the Lord is bitter, the mighty man shall there meet with tribulation. . . .

Malachi 4:1 For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up.

Context
The Day of the LORD
17And in all vineyards there shall be wailing: because I will pass through in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. 18Woe to them that desire the day of the Lord: to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.19As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him: or enter into the house, and lean with his hand upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:24
They shall be consumed with famine, and birds shall devour them with a most bitter bite: I will send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the fury of creatures that trail upon the ground, and of serpents.

Isaiah 5:19
That say: Let him make haste, and let his work come quickly, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel come, that we may know it.

Isaiah 5:30
And they shall make a noise against them that day, like the roaring of the sea; we shall look towards the land, and behold darkness of tribulation, and the light is darkened with the mist thereof.

Isaiah 8:22
And they shall look to the earth, and behold trouble and darkness, weakness and distress, and a mist following them, and they cannot fly away from their distress.

Isaiah 13:6
Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord.

Jeremiah 13:16
Give ye glory to the Lord your God, before it be dark, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains: you shall look for light, and he will turn it into the shadow of death, and into darkness.

Jeremiah 30:7
Alas, for that day is great, neither is there the like to it; and it is the time of tribulation to Jacob, but he shall be saved out of it.

Joel 1:15
Ah, ah, ah, for the day: because the day of the Lord is at hand, and it shall come like destruction from the mighty.

Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand.

Joel 2:2
A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of clouds and whirlwinds: a numerous and strong people as the morning spread upon the mountains: the like to it hath not been from the beginning, nor shall be after it, even to the years of generation and generation.

Joel 2:11
And the Lord hath uttered his voice before the face of his army: for his armies are exceedingly great, for they are strong, and execute his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible: and who can stand it?

Obadiah 1:15
Neither shalt thou stand in the crossways to kill them that flee: and thou shalt not shut up them that remain of him in the day of tribulation.

Zephaniah 1:15
That day is a day of wrath, a day of tribulation and distress, a day of calamity and misery, a day of darkness and obscurity, a day of clouds and whirlwinds,

Additional Translations
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.Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! Wherefore would ye have the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light.

Woe to you that desire the day of the Lord! what is this day of the Lord to you? whereas it is darkness, and not light.

Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! To what end is the day of Jehovah for you? It shall be darkness and not light:

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! wherefore would ye have the day of the LORD? it is darkness, and not light.

Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

"Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh! Why do you long for the day of Yahweh? It is darkness, and not light.

Ho, ye who are desiring the day of Jehovah, Why is this to you -- the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light,
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