Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;  … – Joel 2:1 and 10-11

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Tremble, quake! It’s not enough for one person to awaken, but a call for an entire populace to respond. Even the trumpet in this passage demands many players – ye being the second-person plural. Here is nothing patient, but urgent.

And how will we be evaluated, based on our actions?

Tremble, quake!

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 Neither was this their Case alone, for we find the Prophet Ezra meeting with a whole Assembly of them,saith he, Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the Words of the God of Israel. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)

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