Parallel Bible results for Joel 2:12-17

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Joel 2:12-17

NLT 12 That is why the says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. NIV 12 "Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning." NLT 13 Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish. NIV 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. NLT 14 Who knows? Perhaps he will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this curse. Perhaps you will be able to offer grain and wine to the your God as before. NIV 14 Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing-- grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God. NLT 15 Blow the ram’s horn in Jerusalem! Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting. NIV 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. NLT 16 Gather all the people— the elders, the children, and even the babies. Call the bridegroom from his quarters and the bride from her private room. 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. NLT 17 Let the priests, who minister in the ’s presence, stand and weep between the entry room to the Temple and the altar. Let them pray, “Spare your people, ! 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?’” NIV 17 Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, "Spare your people, O 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?' "