Joel 2

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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 [8628] (8798) ye the trumpet [7782] in Zion [6726], and sound an alarm [7321] (8685) in my holy [6944] mountain [2022]: let all the inhabitants [3427] (8802) of the land [0776] tremble [7264] (8799): for the day [3117] of the LORD [3068] cometh [0935] (8804), for [it is] nigh at hand [7138];
2 A day [3117] of darkness [2822] and of gloominess [0653], a day [3117] of clouds [6051] and of thick darkness [6205], as the morning [7837] spread [6566] (8803) upon the mountains [2022]: a great [7227] people [5971] and a strong [6099]; there hath not been [1961] (8738) ever [5769] the like, neither shall be any more [3254] (8686) after [0310] it, [even] to the years [8141] of many [1755] generations [1755].
3 A fire [0784] devoureth [0398] (8804) before [6440] them; and behind [0310] them a flame [3852] burneth [3857] (8762): the land [0776] [is] as the garden [1588] of Eden [5731] before [6440] them, and behind [0310] them a desolate [8077] wilderness [4057]; yea, and nothing shall escape [6413] them.
4 The appearance [4758] of them [is] as the appearance [4758] of horses [5483]; and as horsemen [6571], so shall they run [7323] (8799).
5 Like the noise [6963] of chariots [4818] on the tops [7218] of mountains [2022] shall they leap [7540] (8762), like the noise [6963] of a flame [3851] of fire [0784] that devoureth [0398] (8802) the stubble [7179], as a strong [6099] people [5971] set in battle [4421] array [6186] (8803).
6 Before their face [6440] the people [5971] shall be much pained [2342] (8799): all faces [6440] shall gather [6908] (8765) blackness [6289].
7 They shall run [7323] (8799) like mighty men [1368]; they shall climb [5927] (8799) the wall [2346] like men [0582] of war [4421]; and they shall march [3212] (8799) every one [0376] on his ways [1870], and they shall not break [5670] (8762) their ranks [0734]:
8 Neither shall one [0376] thrust [1766] (8799) another [0251]; they shall walk [3212] (8799) every one [1397] in his path [4546]: and [when] they fall [5307] (8799) upon the sword [7973], they shall not be wounded [1214] (8799).
9 They shall run to and fro [8264] (8799) in the city [5892]; they shall run [7323] (8799) upon the wall [2346], they shall climb up [5927] (8799) upon the houses [1004]; they shall enter in [0935] (8799) at the windows [2474] like a thief [1590].
10 The earth [0776] shall quake [7264] (8804) before [6440] them; the heavens [8064] shall tremble [7493] (8804): the sun [8121] and the moon [3394] shall be dark [6937] (8804), and the stars [3556] shall withdraw [0622] (8804) their shining [5051]:
11 And the LORD [3068] shall utter [5414] (8804) his voice [6963] before [6440] his army [2428]: for his camp [4264] [is] very [3966] great [7227]: for [he is] strong [6099] that executeth [6213] (8802) his word [1697]: for the day [3117] of the LORD [3068] [is] great [1419] and very [3966] terrible [3372] (8737); and who can abide [3557] (8686) it?
12 Therefore also now, saith [5002] (8803) the LORD [3068], turn [7725] (8798) ye [even] to me with all your heart [3824], and with fasting [6685], and with weeping [1065], and with mourning [4553]:
13 And rend [7167] (8798) your heart [3824], and not your garments [0899], and turn [7725] (8798) unto the LORD [3068] your God [0430]: for he [is] gracious [2587] and merciful [7349], slow [0750] to anger [0639], and of great [7227] kindness [2617], and repenteth [5162] (8737) him of the evil [7451].
14 Who knoweth [3045] (8802) [if] he will return [7725] (8799) and repent [5162] (8738), and leave [7604] (8689) a blessing [1293] behind [0310] him; [even] a meat offering [4503] and a drink offering [5262] unto the LORD [3068] your God [0430]?
15 Blow [8628] (8798) the trumpet [7782] in Zion [6726], sanctify [6942] (8761) a fast [6685], call [7121] (8798) a solemn assembly [6116]:
16 Gather [0622] (8798) the people [5971], sanctify [6942] (8761) the congregation [6951], assemble [6908] (8798) the elders [2205], gather [0622] (8798) the children [5768], and those that suck [3243] (8802) the breasts [7699]: let the bridegroom [2860] go forth [3318] (8799) of his chamber [2315], and the bride [3618] out of her closet [2646].
17 Let the priests [3548], the ministers [8334] (8764) of the LORD [3068], weep [1058] (8799) between the porch [0197] and the altar [4196], and let them say [0559] (8799), Spare [2347] (8798) thy people [5971], O LORD [3068], and give [5414] (8799) not thine heritage [5159] to reproach [2781], that the heathen [1471] should rule over [4910] (8800) them: wherefore should they say [0559] (8799) among the people [5971], Where [is] their God [0430]?
18 Then will the LORD [3068] be jealous [7065] (8762) for his land [0776], and pity [2550] (8799) his people [5971].
19 Yea, the LORD [3068] will answer [6030] (8799) and say [0559] (8799) unto his people [5971], Behold, I will send [7971] (8802) you corn [1715], and wine [8492], and oil [3323], and ye shall be satisfied [7646] (8804) therewith: and I will no more make [5414] (8799) you a reproach [2781] among the heathen [1471]:
20 But I will remove far off [7368] (8686) from you the northern [6830] [army], and will drive [5080] (8689) him into a land [0776] barren [6723] and desolate [8077], with his face [6440] toward the east [6931] sea [3220], and his hinder part [5490] toward the utmost [0314] sea [3220], and his stink [0889] shall come up [5927] (8804), and his ill savour [6709] shall come up [5927] (8799), because he hath done [6213] (8800) great things [1431] (8689).
21 Fear [3372] (8799) not, O land [0127]; be glad [1523] (8798) and rejoice [8055] (8798): for the LORD [3068] will do [6213] (8800) great things [1431] (8689).
22 Be not afraid [3372] (8799), ye beasts [0929] of the field [7704]: for the pastures [4999] of the wilderness [4057] do spring [1876] (8804), for the tree [6086] beareth [5375] (8804) her fruit [6529], the fig tree [8384] and the vine [1612] do yield [5414] (8804) their strength [2428].
23 Be glad [1523] (8798) then, ye children [1121] of Zion [6726], and rejoice [8055] (8798) in the LORD [3068] your God [0430]: for he hath given [5414] (8804) you the former rain [4175] moderately [6666], and he will cause to come down [3381] (8686) for you the rain [1653], the former rain [4175], and the latter rain [4456] in the first [7223] [month].
24 And the floors [1637] shall be full [4390] (8804) of wheat [1250], and the fats [3342] shall overflow [7783] (8689) with wine [8492] and oil [3323].
25 And I will restore [7999] (8765) to you the years [8141] that the locust [0697] hath eaten [0398] (8804), the cankerworm [3218], and the caterpiller [2625], and the palmerworm [1501], my great [1419] army [2428] which I sent [7971] (8765) among you.
26 And ye shall eat [0398] (8804) in plenty [0398] (8800), and be satisfied [7646] (8800), and praise [1984] (8765) the name [8034] of the LORD [3068] your God [0430], that hath dealt [6213] (8804) wondrously [6381] (8687) with you: and my people [5971] shall never [5769] be ashamed [0954] (8799).
27 And ye shall know [3045] (8804) that I [am] in the midst [7130] of Israel [3478], and [that] I [am] the LORD [3068] your God [0430], and none else: and my people [5971] shall never [5769] be ashamed [0954] (8799).
28 And it shall come to pass afterward [0310], [that] I will pour out [8210] (8799) my spirit [7307] upon all flesh [1320]; and your sons [1121] and your daughters [1323] shall prophesy [5012] (8738), your old men [2205] shall dream [2492] (8799) dreams [2472], your young men [0970] shall see [7200] (8799) visions [2384]:
29 And also upon the servants [5650] and upon the handmaids [8198] in those days [3117] will I pour out [8210] (8799) my spirit [7307].
30 And I will shew [5414] (8804) wonders [4159] in the heavens [8064] and in the earth [0776], blood [1818], and fire [0784], and pillars [8490] of smoke [6227].
31 The sun [8121] shall be turned [2015] (8735) into darkness [2822], and the moon [3394] into blood [1818], before [6440] the great [1419] and the terrible [3372] (8737) day [3117] of the LORD [3068] come [0935] (8800).
32 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call [7121] (8799) on the name [8034] of the LORD [3068] shall be delivered [4422] (8735): for in mount [2022] Zion [6726] and in Jerusalem [3389] shall be deliverance [6413], as the LORD [3068] hath said [0559] (8804), and in the remnant [8300] whom the LORD [3068] shall call [7121] (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!
Joel — Intro, 1, 2, 3