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Joel 2:18-27 (Holman Christian Standard)

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God's Response to His People

18 Then the Lord became jealous for His landa and spared His people. 19 The Lord answered His people: Look, I am about to send you grain, new wine, and olive oil. You will be satiated with them, and I will no longer make you a disgrace among the nations. 20 I will drive the northerner far from you and banish him to a dry and desolate land, his front ranks into the Dead Sea, and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea. His stench will rise; yes, his rotten smell will rise, for he has done catastrophic things. 21 Don't be afraid, land;b rejoice and be glad, for the Lord has done great things.c 22 Don't be afraid, wild animals, for the wilderness pastures have turned green,d the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches. 23 Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad in the Lord your God, because He gives you the autumn rain for your vindication.ef He sends showers for you, both autumn and spring rain as before. 24 The threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with new wine and olive oil. 25 I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust ate, the young locust, the destroying locust, and the devouring locust- My great army that I sent against you. 26 You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied. You will praise the name of Yahwehg your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. My people will never again be put to shame.h 27 You will know that I am present in Israel and that I am the Lord your God, and there is no other.i My people will never again be put to shame.
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