Book of Joel
Let the nations bestir themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I
will sit in judgment upon all the neighboring nations.
Apply the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; Come and tread, for the wine press is full; The
vats overflow, for great is their malice.
crowd in the valley of decision; For near is the day of the LORD in the valley of
Sun and moon are darkened, and the stars
withhold their brightness.
The LORD roars from Zion,
and from Jerusalem raises his voice; The heavens and the earth quake, but the LORD is a refuge to
his people, a stronghold to the men of Israel.
shall you know that I, the LORD, am your God, dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain; Jerusalem shall be
holy, and strangers shall pass through her no more.
then, on that day, the mountains shall drip new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk; And the
channels of Judah shall flow with water: A fountain shall issue from the house of the LORD, to water
the Valley of Shittim.
Egypt shall be a waste, and Edom
a desert waste, Because of violence done to the people of Judah, because they shed innocent blood in
But Judah shall abide forever, and
Jerusalem for all generations.
I will avenge their
blood, and not leave it unpunished. The LORD dwells in Zion.
The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice; let the many islands be
Cloud and darkness surround the Lord; justice and
right are the foundation of his throne.
melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim God's justice; all peoples see his glory.
Light dawns for the just;
gladness, for the honest of heart.
Rejoice in the LORD,
you just, and praise his holy name.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, "Blessed is the
womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed."
He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe