Joel 1:2; Joel 1:5; Joel 1:12; Joel 1:14; Joel 1:19; Joel 2:1; Joel 2:6; Joel 2:12; Joel 2:28; Joel 2:32; Joel 3:2; Joel 3:4; Joel 3:9; Joel 3:11-12; Joel 3:18
Hear this, you elders; listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your forefathers?
Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine; wail because of the new wine, for it has been snatched from your lips.
The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the apple tree-- all the trees of the field--are dried up. Surely the joy of mankind is withered away.
Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
To you, O LORD, I call, for fire has devoured the open pastures and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand--
At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale.
"Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning."
"And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
"Now what have you against me, O Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done.
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD!
"Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.
"In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the LORD's house and will water the valley of acacias.