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Joel 2:17 NLT

17 Let the priests, who minister in the LORD ’s presence, stand and weep between the entry room to the Temple and the altar. Let them pray, “Spare your people, LORD ! Don’t let your special possession become an object of mockery. Don’t let them become a joke for unbelieving foreigners who say, ‘Has the God of Israel left them?’”

Study tools for Joel 2:17

  • a 2:1 - Hebrew Zion; also in 2:15, 23 .
  • b 2:4 - Or like charioteers.
  • c 2:20 - Hebrew into the eastern sea, . . . into the western sea.
  • d 2:25 - The precise identification of the four kinds of locusts mentioned here is uncertain.
  • e 2:28 - Verses 2:28-32 are numbered 3:1-5 in Hebrew text.
  • f 2:31 - Greek version reads glorious.