Joel 2:10-21 ESV

10 1The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. 2The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

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11 3The LORD utters his voice before 4his army, for his camp is exceedingly great; 5he who executes his word is powerful. 6For the day of the LORD is 7great and very awesome; 8who can endure it?

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      Return to the Lord

      12 "Yet even now," declares the LORD, 9"return to me with all your heart, 10with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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      13 and 11rend your hearts and not 12your garments." Return to the LORD your God, 13for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; 14and he relents over disaster.

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      14 15Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and 16leave a blessing behind him, 17a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God?

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      15 18Blow the trumpet in Zion; 19consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly;

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          16 gather the people. 20Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; 21gather the children, even nursing infants. 22Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.

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          17 23Between the 24vestibule and the 25altar 26let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep and say, "Spare your people, O LORD, and make not your heritage a reproach, a byword among the nations.a 27Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"

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            • f 2:17 - Or reproach, that the nations should rule over them

              The Lord Had Pity

              18 28Then the LORD became jealous for his land 29and had pity on his people.

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              19 The LORD answered and said to his people, "Behold, 30I am sending to you grain, wine, and oil, 31and you will be satisfied; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations.

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              20 "I will remove the northerner far from you, and drive him into a parched and desolate land, his vanguardb into 32the eastern sea, and his rear guardc into 33the western sea; 34the stench and foul smell of him will rise, for he has done great things.

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                • g 2:20 - Hebrew face
                • h 2:20 - Hebrew his end
                  21 "Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for 35the LORD has done great things!

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