1883 Haydock Douay Rheims Bible

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Amos 5:18 *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.

Jeremias 30:7.; Joel 2:11.; Sophonias 1:15.
The day. Some imprudently laughed at the prophets, Isaias 5:19., and Jeremias 17:15. Others wished for the coming of the Lord, not reflecting that he would punish their guilt. (Calmet) --- Thus many, through impatience, desire to die. We must rather repent, and leave our lives at God's disposal. (St. Jerome)