Joel 2:25-29

25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm[a] — my great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.
27 Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.

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28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

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Joel 2:25-29 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter a further account is given of the judgment of the locusts and caterpillars, or of those who are designed by them, Joe 2:1-11; the people of the Jews are called to repentance, humiliation, and fasting, urged from the grace and goodness of God, his jealousy and pity for his people, and the answer of prayer that might he expected from him upon this, even to the removal of the calamity, Joe 2:12-20; a prophecy of good things, both temporal and spiritual, in the times of the Messiah, is delivered out as matter and occasion of great joy, Joe 2:21-27; and another concerning the effusion of the Spirit, which was fulfilled an the day of Pentecost, Joe 2:28-29; and the chapter is concluded with the judgments and desolations that should come upon the land of Judea after this, for their rejection of Christ, though the remnant according to the election of grace should be delivered and saved from the general destruction, Joe 2:30-32.

Cross References 16

  • 1. S Exodus 10:14; Amos 4:9
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 28:39
  • 3. S Joel 1:6
  • 4. S Leviticus 26:5
  • 5. S Leviticus 23:40; S Isaiah 62:9
  • 6. S Psalms 126:3; S Isaiah 25:1
  • 7. S Isaiah 29:22
  • 8. S Exodus 6:7
  • 9. S Exodus 6:2; S Isaiah 44:8; Joel 3:17
  • 10. Isaiah 45:17; Isaiah 54:4; Zephaniah 3:11
  • 11. S Isaiah 11:2; S Isaiah 44:3; Ezekiel 39:29
  • 12. S Numbers 11:17; S Mark 1:8; Galatians 3:14
  • 13. S 1 Samuel 19:20
  • 14. Jeremiah 23:25
  • 15. 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28
  • 16. S Ezekiel 36:27

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The precise meaning of the four Hebrew words used here for locusts is uncertain.
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