Don’t be afraid, you animals of the field, for the wilderness pastures will soon be green. The trees will again be filled with fruit; fig trees and grapevines will be loaded down once more.
Rejoice, you people of Jerusalem! Rejoice in the your God! For the rain he sends demonstrates his faithfulness. Once more the autumn rains will come, as well as the rains of spring.
The threshing floors will again be piled high with grain, and the presses will overflow with new wine and olive oil.
The says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you.
Once again you will have all the food you want, and you will praise the your God, who does these miracles for you. Never again will my people be disgraced.
Then you will know that I am among my people Israel, that I am the your God, and there is no other. Never again will my people be disgraced.
“Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.
In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants—men and women alike.
And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth— blood and fire and columns of smoke.
The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the arrives.
But everyone who calls on the name of the will be saved, for some on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will escape, just as the has said. These will be among the survivors whom the has called.