|Overview - Joel 3|
|1||God's judgments against the enemies of his people.|
|9||God will be known in his judgment.|
|18||His blessing upon the church.|
Joel 3:21 (King James Version)
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
- Isaiah 4:4 ; Ezekiel 36:25 Ezekiel 36:29 ; Matthew 27:25
- for the Lord
- or, even I the Lord that.
- 17 ; Ezekiel 48:35 ; Revelation 21:3 It is generally supposed, that the prophet Joel blends twosubjects of affliction in one general consideration, orbeautiful allegory; and that, under the devastation to beproduced by locusts in the vegetable world, he portrays the moredistant calamities to be inflicted by the armies of theChaldeans in their invasion of Judea. These predictions arefollowed by a more general denunciation of God's vengeance,delivered in such language as to be in some measure descriptiveof the final judgment of mankind. The prophet interminglesthese declarations with earnest exhortations to repentance, andwith promises of returning prosperity productive of Gospelblessings; foretelling, in the clearest terms, the generaleffusion of the Holy Spirit under the Christian dispensation,and the awful consequences of obstinately rejecting the sacredinfluence, especially to the Jews. The state of this nation atthe present day, fully attests the Divine inspiration of theprophecy.