1609 Geneva Bible Leaf (Joel, The Day of the Lord Passage)
This stunning leaf is of JOEL 2, which contains the famous "DAY OF THE LORD" passage out of the 1609 GENEVA BIBLE, printed by Robert Barker. In these scriptures from the book of Joel, we find all the key elements of the RAPTURE:
Destruction upon the wicked
Sun, moon, and stars darkened
Heaven and earth shaken
Likened unto a thief
Clouds and darkness
Joe 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
Joel 2:9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
Joel 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Joel 2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
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