Dies Irae

Prelude: judgment on all creation

I mean to sweep away everything
off the face of the earth
– it is the LORD who speaks.
I mean to sweep away men and beasts,
the birds of the air and the fish of the sea,
I mean to send the wicked staggering,
And wipe man off the face of the earth
– it is the LORD who speaks.

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Against unbelievers

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those who say in their hearts,
‘The LORD has no power
for good or for evil’.
Then their wealth will be given up to looting,
their households to plundering.
They built households to plundering.
They built houses, did they? They will not live in them.
They planted vineyards, did they? They will not drink their wine.

The day of the LORD

The great day of the LORD is near,
near, and coming with all speed.
How bitter the sound of the day of the LORD,

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the day of wrath, that day,

cf. Zp 1:2-3, 12-13, 14-15