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Joel 2 (ASV)
1 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 Jehovah cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
2 a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, as the dawn spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after them, even to the years of many generations.
3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and none hath escaped them.
4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so do they run.
5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains do they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
6 At their presence the peoples are in anguish; all faces are waxed pale.
7 They run like mighty men; they climb the wall like men of war; and they march every one on his ways, and they break not their ranks.
8 Neither doth one thrust another; they march every one in his path; and they burst through the weapons, and break not off their course.
9 They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief.
10 The earth quaketh before them; the heavens tremble; the sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
11 And Jehovah uttereth his voice before his army; for his camp is very great; for he is strong that executeth his word; for the day of Jehovah is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
12 Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
13 and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
14 Who knoweth whether he will not turn and repent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meal-offering and a drink-offering unto Jehovah your God?
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly;
16 gather the people, sanctify the assembly, assemble the old men, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
17 Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Jehovah, and give not thy heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?
18 Then was Jehovah jealous for his land, and had pity on his people.
19 And Jehovah answered and said unto his people, Behold, I will send you grain, and new wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations;
20 but I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive it into a land barren and desolate, its forepart into the eastern sea, and its hinder part into the western sea; and its stench shall come up, and its ill savor shall come up, because it hath done great things.
21 Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice; for Jehovah hath done great things.
22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth its fruit, the fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength.
23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month.
24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you.
26 And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and shall praise the name of Jehovah your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you; and my people shall never be put to shame.
27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am Jehovah your God, and there is none else; and my people shall never be put to shame.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit.
30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah cometh.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Jehovah hath said, and among the remnant those whom Jehovah doth call.
Joel 2 (KJVS)
1 Blow  (8798) ye the trumpet  in Zion , and sound an alarm  (8685) in my holy  mountain : let all the inhabitants  (8802) of the land  tremble  (8799): for the day  of the LORD  cometh  (8804), for [it is] nigh at hand ;
2 A day  of darkness  and of gloominess , a day  of clouds  and of thick darkness , as the morning  spread  (8803) upon the mountains : a great  people  and a strong ; there hath not been  (8738) ever  the like, neither shall be any more  (8686) after  it, [even] to the years  of many  generations .
3 A fire  devoureth  (8804) before  them; and behind  them a flame  burneth  (8762): the land  [is] as the garden  of Eden  before  them, and behind  them a desolate  wilderness ; yea, and nothing shall escape  them.
4 The appearance  of them [is] as the appearance  of horses ; and as horsemen , so shall they run  (8799).
5 Like the noise  of chariots  on the tops  of mountains  shall they leap  (8762), like the noise  of a flame  of fire  that devoureth  (8802) the stubble , as a strong  people  set in battle  array  (8803).
6 Before their face  the people  shall be much pained  (8799): all faces  shall gather  (8765) blackness .
7 They shall run  (8799) like mighty men ; they shall climb  (8799) the wall  like men  of war ; and they shall march  (8799) every one  on his ways , and they shall not break  (8762) their ranks :
8 Neither shall one  thrust  (8799) another ; they shall walk  (8799) every one  in his path : and [when] they fall  (8799) upon the sword , they shall not be wounded  (8799).
9 They shall run to and fro  (8799) in the city ; they shall run  (8799) upon the wall , they shall climb up  (8799) upon the houses ; they shall enter in  (8799) at the windows  like a thief .
10 The earth  shall quake  (8804) before  them; the heavens  shall tremble  (8804): the sun  and the moon  shall be dark  (8804), and the stars  shall withdraw  (8804) their shining :
11 And the LORD  shall utter  (8804) his voice  before  his army : for his camp  [is] very  great : for [he is] strong  that executeth  (8802) his word : for the day  of the LORD  [is] great  and very  terrible  (8737); and who can abide  (8686) it?
12 Therefore also now, saith  (8803) the LORD , turn  (8798) ye [even] to me with all your heart , and with fasting , and with weeping , and with mourning :
13 And rend  (8798) your heart , and not your garments , and turn  (8798) unto the LORD  your God : for he [is] gracious  and merciful , slow  to anger , and of great  kindness , and repenteth  (8737) him of the evil .
14 Who knoweth  (8802) [if] he will return  (8799) and repent  (8738), and leave  (8689) a blessing  behind  him; [even] a meat offering  and a drink offering  unto the LORD  your God ?
15 Blow  (8798) the trumpet  in Zion , sanctify  (8761) a fast , call  (8798) a solemn assembly :
16 Gather  (8798) the people , sanctify  (8761) the congregation , assemble  (8798) the elders , gather  (8798) the children , and those that suck  (8802) the breasts : let the bridegroom  go forth  (8799) of his chamber , and the bride  out of her closet .
17 Let the priests , the ministers  (8764) of the LORD , weep  (8799) between the porch  and the altar , and let them say  (8799), Spare  (8798) thy people , O LORD , and give  (8799) not thine heritage  to reproach , that the heathen  should rule over  (8800) them: wherefore should they say  (8799) among the people , Where [is] their God ?
18 Then will the LORD  be jealous  (8762) for his land , and pity  (8799) his people .
19 Yea, the LORD  will answer  (8799) and say  (8799) unto his people , Behold, I will send  (8802) you corn , and wine , and oil , and ye shall be satisfied  (8804) therewith: and I will no more make  (8799) you a reproach  among the heathen :
20 But I will remove far off  (8686) from you the northern  [army], and will drive  (8689) him into a land  barren  and desolate , with his face  toward the east  sea , and his hinder part  toward the utmost  sea , and his stink  shall come up  (8804), and his ill savour  shall come up  (8799), because he hath done  (8800) great things  (8689).
21 Fear  (8799) not, O land ; be glad  (8798) and rejoice  (8798): for the LORD  will do  (8800) great things  (8689).
22 Be not afraid  (8799), ye beasts  of the field : for the pastures  of the wilderness  do spring  (8804), for the tree  beareth  (8804) her fruit , the fig tree  and the vine  do yield  (8804) their strength .
23 Be glad  (8798) then, ye children  of Zion , and rejoice  (8798) in the LORD  your God : for he hath given  (8804) you the former rain  moderately , and he will cause to come down  (8686) for you the rain , the former rain , and the latter rain  in the first  [month].
24 And the floors  shall be full  (8804) of wheat , and the fats  shall overflow  (8689) with wine  and oil .
25 And I will restore  (8765) to you the years  that the locust  hath eaten  (8804), the cankerworm , and the caterpiller , and the palmerworm , my great  army  which I sent  (8765) among you.
26 And ye shall eat  (8804) in plenty  (8800), and be satisfied  (8800), and praise  (8765) the name  of the LORD  your God , that hath dealt  (8804) wondrously  (8687) with you: and my people  shall never  be ashamed  (8799).
27 And ye shall know  (8804) that I [am] in the midst  of Israel , and [that] I [am] the LORD  your God , and none else: and my people  shall never  be ashamed  (8799).
28 And it shall come to pass afterward , [that] I will pour out  (8799) my spirit  upon all flesh ; and your sons  and your daughters  shall prophesy  (8738), your old men  shall dream  (8799) dreams , your young men  shall see  (8799) visions :
29 And also upon the servants  and upon the handmaids  in those days  will I pour out  (8799) my spirit .
30 And I will shew  (8804) wonders  in the heavens  and in the earth , blood , and fire , and pillars  of smoke .
31 The sun  shall be turned  (8735) into darkness , and the moon  into blood , before  the great  and the terrible  (8737) day  of the LORD  come  (8800).
32 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call  (8799) on the name  of the LORD  shall be delivered  (8735): for in mount  Zion  and in Jerusalem  shall be deliverance , as the LORD  hath said  (8804), and in the remnant  whom the LORD  shall call  (8802).
Joel 2 (YLT)
1 Blow ye a trumpet in Zion, And shout ye in My holy hill, Tremble do all inhabitants of the earth, For coming is the day of Jehovah, for it is near!
2 A day of darkness and thick darkness, A day of cloud and thick darkness, As darkness spread on the mountains, A people numerous and mighty, Like it there hath not been from of old, And after it there is not again-till the years of generation and generation.
3 Before it consumed hath fire, And after it burn doth a flame, As the garden of Eden is the land before it, And after it a wilderness-a desolation! And also an escape there hath not been to it,
4 As the appearance of horses is its appearance, And as horsemen, so they run.
5 As the noise of chariots, on the tops of the mountains they skip, As the noise of a flame of fire devouring stubble, As a mighty people set in array for battle.
6 From its face pained are peoples, All faces have gathered paleness.
7 As mighty ones they run, As men of war they go up a wall, And each in his own ways they do go, And they embarrass not their paths.
8 And each his brother they press not, Each in his way they go on, If by the missile they fall, they are not cut off.
9 In the city they run to and fro, On the wall they run, Into houses they go up by the windows, They go in as a thief.
10 At their face trembled hath the earth, Shaken have the heavens, Sun and moon have been black, And stars have gathered up their shining.
11 And Jehovah hath given forth His voice before His force, For very great is His camp, For mighty is the doer of His word, For great is the day of Jehovah-very fearful, And who doth bear it?
12 And also now-an affirmation of Jehovah, Turn ye back unto Me with all your heart, And with fasting, and with weeping, And with lamentation.
13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, And turn back unto Jehovah your God, For gracious and merciful is He, Slow to anger, and abundant in kindness, And He hath repented concerning the evil.
14 Who knoweth-He doth turn back, Yea-He hath repented, And He hath left behind Him a blessing, A present and libation of Jehovah your God?
15 Blow ye a trumpet in Zion, Sanctify a fast-proclaim a restraint.
16 Gather the people, sanctify an assembly, Assemble the aged, Gather infants and sucklings of the breasts, Go out let a bridegroom from his inner chamber, And a bride out of her closet.
17 Between the porch and the altar weep let the priests, ministrants of Jehovah, And let them say: ‘Have pity, O Jehovah, on Thy people, And give not Thy inheritance to reproach, To the ruling over them of nations, Why do they say among peoples, Where is their God?’
18 And let Jehovah be zealous for His land, And have pity on His people.
19 Let Jehovah answer and say to His people, ‘Lo, I am sending to you the corn, And the new wine, and the oil, And ye have been satisfied with it, And I make you no more a reproach among nations,
20 And the northern I put far off from you, And have driven him unto a land dry and desolate, With his face unto the eastern sea, And his rear unto the western sea, And come up hath his stink, And come up doth his stench, For he hath exerted himself to work.
21 Do not fear, O land! joy and rejoice, For Jehovah hath exerted Himself to work.
22 Do not fear, O cattle of the field! For sprung forth have pastures of a wilderness, For the tree hath borne its fruit, Fig-tree and vine have given their strength!
23 And ye sons of Zion, joy and rejoice, In Jehovah your God, For He hath given to you the Teacher for righteousness, And causeth to come down to you a shower, Sprinkling and gathered-in the beginning.
24 And full have been the floors with pure corn, And overflown have the presses with new wine and oil.
25 And I have recompensed to you the years That consume did the locust, the cankerworm, And the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, My great force that I did send against you.
26 And ye have eaten, eating and being satisfied, And have praised the name of Jehovah your God, Who hath dealt with you wonderfully, And not ashamed are My people to the age.
27 And ye have known that in the midst of Israel am I, And I am Jehovah your God, and there is none else, And not ashamed are My people to the age.
28 And it hath come to pass afterwards, I do pour out My Spirit on all flesh, And prophesied have your sons and your daughters, Your old men do dream dreams, Your young men do see visions.
29 And also on the men-servants, and on the maid-servants, In those days I do pour out My Spirit.
30 And I have given wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, Blood and fire, and columns of smoke.
31 The sun is turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, Before the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.
32 And it hath come to pass, Every one who calleth in the name of Jehovah is delivered, For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there is an escape, As Jehovah hath said, And among the remnants whom Jehovah is calling!
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