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Biblical Passages relating to “The Day of the Lord”

Compiled by Dennis Bratcher

(This is not an exhaustive list, but includes major occurrences of the terms.)

Day of the Lord/God

Isaiah 13:6 Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; as destruction from the Almighty it will come!

Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the earth a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it.

Jer 46:10 That day is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, to avenge himself on his foes. The sword shall devour and be sated, and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord God of hosts holds a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphra'tes.

Ezek 13:5 You have not gone up into the breaches, or built up a wall for the house of Israel, that it might stand in battle in the day of the Lord.

Ezek 30:3 For the day is near, the day of the Lord is near; it will be a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is near, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes.

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near,

Joel 2:11 The Lord utters his voice before his army, for his host is exceedingly great; he that executes his word is powerful. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; who can endure it?

Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

Amos 5:18 Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not light;

Amos 5:20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?

Obad 1:15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you, your deeds shall return on your own head.

Zeph 1:7 Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is at hand; the Lord has prepared a sacrifice and consecrated his guests.

Zeph 1:14 The great day of the Lord is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter, the mighty man cries aloud there.

Zech 14:1 Behold, a day of the Lord is coming, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in the midst of you.

Mal 4:5 "Behold, I will send you Eli'jah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.

Acts 2:20 the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day.

1 Thes 5:2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

2 Thes 2:2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

2 Pet 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.

2 Pet 3:12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire!

Day of [Jesus] Christ

1 Cor 1:8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Cor 5:5 you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Cor 1:14 as you have understood in part, that you can be proud of us as we can be of you, on the day of the Lord Jesus.

Phil 1:6 And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Phil 1:10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Phil 2:16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Day of [God's] Wrath/Anger

Job 20:28 The possessions of his house will be carried away, dragged off in the day of God's wrath.

Job 21:30 that the wicked man is spared in the day of calamity, that he is rescued in the day of wrath?

Ps 110:5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.

Prov 11:4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.

Lam 1:12 "Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow which was brought upon me, which the Lord inflicted on the day of his fierce anger.

Lam 2:1 How the Lord in his anger has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud! He has cast down from heaven to earth the splendor of Israel; he has not remembered his footstool in the day of his anger.

Lam 2:21-22 21 In the dust of the streets lie the young and the old; my maidens and my young men have fallen by the sword; in the day of thy anger you have slain them, slaughtering without mercy. 22 You invited as to the day of an appointed feast my terrors on every side; and on the day of the anger of the Lord none escaped or survived; those whom I dandled and reared my enemy destroyed.

Ezek 7:19 They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing; their silver and gold are not able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord; they cannot satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it. For it was the stumbling block of their iniquity.

Ezek 22:24 "Son of man, say to her, You are a land that is not cleansed, or rained upon in the day of indignation.

Zeph 1:15-18 15 A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 16 a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements. 17 I will bring distress on men, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealous wrath, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full, yea, sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Zeph 2:2-3 2 before you are driven away like the drifting chaff, before there comes upon you the fierce anger of the Lord, before there comes upon you the day of the wrath of the Lord. 3 Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his commands; seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the wrath of the Lord.

Romans 2:5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Day of Judgment

Matt 10:15 Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

Matt 11:22-24 22 But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."

Matt 12:36 I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter;

*Romans 2:5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

2 Pet 2:9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,

2 Pet 3:7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist have been stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

1 John 4:17 In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.

Day of Calamity

Deut 32:35 Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.

Jer 46:21 Even her hired soldiers in her midst are like fatted calves; yea, they have turned and fled together, they did not stand; for the day of their calamity has come upon them, the time of their punishment.

Day of Punishment/Vengeance

Isaiah 10:3 What will you do on the day of punishment, in the storm which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth?

Isaiah 61:2 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption has come.

*Jer 46:10 That day is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, to avenge himself on his foes. The sword shall devour and be sated, and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord God of hosts holds a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphra'tes.

*Jer 46:21 Even her hired soldiers in her midst are like fatted calves; yea, they have turned and fled together, they did not stand; for the day of their calamity has come upon them, the time of their punishment.

Hosea 5:9 E'phraim shall become a desolation in the day of punishment; among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure.

*Micah 7:4 The best of them is like a brier, the most upright of them a thorn hedge. The day of their watchmen, of their punishment, has come; now their confusion is at hand.

Symbolic

Day of East Wind

Isaiah 27:8 Measure by measure, by exile you contended with them; he removed them with his fierce blast in the day of the east wind.

Day of Slaughter

Jer 12:3 But you, O Lord, know me; you see me, and try my mind toward thee. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.

Day of Egypt's Doom

Ezek 30:9 "On that day swift messengers shall go forth from me to terrify the unsuspecting Ethiopians; and anguish shall come upon them on the day of Egypt's doom; for, lo, it comes!

Day of Jezreel

Hosea 1:11 And the people of Judah and the people of Israel shall be gathered together, and they shall appoint for themselves one head; and they shall go up from the land, for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

Day of the Whirlwind

Amos 1:14 So I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour her strongholds, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;

Day of Watchmen

Micah 7:4 The best of them is like a brier, the most upright of them a thorn hedge. The day of their watchmen, of their punishment, has come; now their confusion is at hand.

Day of the Lord's Sacrifice

Zeph 1:8 And on the day of the Lord's sacrifice--" I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all who array themselves in foreign attire.

*Jer 46:10 That day is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, to avenge himself on his foes. The sword shall devour and be sated, and drink its fill of their blood. For the Lord God of hosts holds a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphra'tes.

*Zeph 1:7 Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is at hand; the Lord has prepared a sacrifice and consecrated his guests.

Day of Salvation/Redemption

2 Cor 6:2 For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Days are Coming

1 Sam 2:31 Behold, the days are coming, when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man in your house.

2 King 20:17 Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, says the Lord.

Isaiah 39:6 Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, says the Lord.

Jer 7:32 Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when it will no more be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of Slaughter: for they will bury in Topheth, because there is no room elsewhere.

Jer 9:25 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will punish all those who are circumcised but yet uncircumcised--

Jer 16:14 "Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when it shall no longer be said, `As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,'

Jer 19:6 therefore, behold, days are coming, says the Lord, when this place shall no more be called Topheth, or the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of Slaughter.

Jer 23:5 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Jer 23:7 "Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when men shall no longer say, `As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,'

Jer 30:3 For behold, days are coming, says the Lord, when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I will bring them back to the land which I gave to their fathers, and they shall take possession of it."

Jer 31:27 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and the seed of beast.

Jer 31:31 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,

Jer 31:38 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the tower of Han'anel to the Corner Gate.

Jer 33:14 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

Jer 48:12 "Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I shall send to him tilters who will tilt him, and empty his vessels, and break his jars in pieces.

Jer 49:2 Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will cause the battle cry to be heard against Rabbah of the Ammonites; it shall become a desolate mound, and its villages shall be burned with fire; then Israel shall dispossess those who dispossessed him, says the Lord.

Jer 51:47 "Therefore, behold, the days are coming when I will punish the images of Babylon; her whole land shall be put to shame, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.

Jer 51:52 "Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will execute judgment upon her images, and through all her land the wounded shall groan.

Amos 4:2 The Lord God has sworn by his holiness that, behold, the days are coming upon you, when they shall take you away with hooks, even the last of you with fishhooks.

Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord God, "when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.

Amos 9:13 "Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord, "when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.

Luke 17:22 And he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it.

Luke 23:29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, `Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!'

Visit

Gen 21:1 The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised.

Gen 50:24-25 24 And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die; but God will visit you, and bring you up out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob." 25 Then Joseph took an oath of the sons of Israel, saying, "God will visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here."

Exodus 4:31 And the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the people of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped.

Exodus 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him; for Joseph had solemnly sworn the people of Israel, saying, "God will visit you; then you must carry my bones with you from here."

Exodus 20:5 you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Exodus 32:34 But now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you; behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them."

Exodus 34:7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation."

Num 14:18 `The Lord is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation.'

Deut 5:9 you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Ruth 1:6 Then she started with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food.

1 Sam 2:21 And the Lord visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew in the presence of the Lord.

Job 7:18 dost visit him every morning, and test him every moment?

Ps 17:3 If you try my heart, if you visit me by night, if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.

Ps 65:9 You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.

Prov 19:23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Isaiah 23:17 At the end of seventy years, the Lord will visit Tyre, and she will return to her hire, and will play the harlot with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Isaiah 26:14 They are dead, they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise; to that end you visited them with destruction and wiped out all remembrance of them.

Isaiah 29:6 you will be visited by the Lord of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire.

Jer 15:15 O Lord, you know; remember me and visit me, and take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In thy forbearance take me not away; know that for thy sake I bear reproach.

Jer 29:10 "For thus says the Lord: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place.

Jer 32:5 and he shall take Zedekiah to Babylon, and there he shall remain until I visit him, says the Lord; though you fight against the Chaldeans, you shall not succeed'?"

Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish [visit] you for all your iniquities.

Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people,

Luke 7:16 Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"

Luke 19:43-44 43 For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, 44 and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation."

Acts 15:14 Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

1 Pet 2:12 Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in case they speak against you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Miscellaneous

Day of Disaster

Jer 17:16-18 16 I have not pressed you to send evil, nor have I desired the day of disaster, you know; that which came out of my lips was before thy face. 17 Be not a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of evil. 18 Let those be put to shame who persecute me, but let me not be put to shame; let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed; bring upon them the day of evil; destroy them with double destruction!

Day Spoken About

Ezek 39:7-8 7 "And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let my holy name be profaned any more; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, it is coming and it will be brought about, says the Lord God. That is the day of which I have spoken.

Day of His Coming

Mal 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? "For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap;

Day of Eternity

2 Pet 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

His Day

Ps 37:13 but the LORD laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.

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