Joel 2:16-18 NIV

16 Gather the people, consecrate1 the assembly; bring together the elders,2 gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom3 leave his room and the bride her chamber.

References for Joel 2:16

17 Let the priests, who minister4 before the LORD, weep5 between the temple porch and the altar.6 Let them say, "Spare your people, O LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn,7 a byword8 among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?9' "

References for Joel 2:17

The LORD's Answer

18 Then the LORD will be jealous10 for his land and take pity11 on his people.

References for Joel 2:18