Joel 2:16-18 NIV

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

References for Joel 2:16

17 Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ ”

References for Joel 2:17

The LORD’s Answer

18 Then the LORD was jealous for his land and took pity on his people.

References for Joel 2:18