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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOEL 2\\

In this chapter a further account is given of the judgment of the
locusts and caterpillars, or of those who are designed by them,
\\#Joe 2:1-11\\; the people of the Jews are called to repentance,
humiliation, and fasting, urged from the grace and goodness of God, his
jealousy and pity for his people, and the answer of prayer that might
he expected from him upon this, even to the removal of the calamity,
\\#Joe 2:12-20\\; a prophecy of good things, both temporal and
spiritual, in the times of the Messiah, is delivered out as matter and
occasion of great joy, \\#Joe 2:21-27\\; and another concerning the
effusion of the Spirit, which was fulfilled an the day of Pentecost,
\\#Joe 2:28-29\\; and the chapter is concluded with the judgments and
desolations that should come upon the land of Judea after this, for
their rejection of Christ, though the remnant according to the election
of grace should be delivered and saved from the general destruction,
\\#Joe 2:30-32\\.