Joel 2:12-17 ESV

Return to the Lord

12 "Yet even now," declares the LORD, 1"return to me with all your heart, 2with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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13 and 3rend your hearts and not 4your garments." Return to the LORD your God, 5for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; 6and he relents over disaster.

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14 7Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and 8leave a blessing behind him, 9a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God?

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15 10Blow the trumpet in Zion; 11consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly;

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      16 gather the people. 12Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; 13gather the children, even nursing infants. 14Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.

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      17 15Between the 16vestibule and the 17altar 18let 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 19Why 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