Joel 2:15

15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly.

Joel 2:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
ESV
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly;
NLT
15 Blow the ram’s horn in Jerusalem! Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting.
MSG
15 Blow the ram's horn trumpet in Zion! Declare a day of repentance, a holy fast day. Call a public meeting.
CSB
15 Blow the horn in Zion! Announce a sacred fast; proclaim an assembly.

Joel 2:15 Meaning and Commentary

Joel 2:15

Blow the trumpet in Zion
For the calling of the people together to religious duties, which was one use of the silver trumpets made for and blows by the priests, ( Numbers 10:2 Numbers 10:3 Numbers 10:8 Numbers 10:10 ) ; sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly; (See Gill on Joel 1:14).

Joel 2:15 In-Context

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.
14 Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing— grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly.
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.
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?’ ”

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Numbers 10:2
  • 2. ver 1
  • 3. S 2 Chronicles 20:3; Jeremiah 36:9
  • 4. S Exodus 32:5; Numbers 10:3; Joel 1:14