Joel 2:26-27

26 "You will have plenty to 1eat and be satisfied And 2praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has 3dealt wondrously with you; Then My people will 4never * be put to shame.
27 "Thus you will 5know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am the LORD your God, And there is 6no other; And My people will never * be 7put to shame.

Joel 2:26-27 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO JOEL 2

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.

Joel 2:26-27 In-Context

24 The threshing floors will be full of grain, And the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil.
25 "Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
26 "You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; Then My people will never be put to shame.
27 "Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am the LORD your God, And there is no other; And My people will never be put to shame.
28 "It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.
29 "Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Leviticus 26:5; Deuteronomy 11:15; Isaiah 62:9
  • 2. Deuteronomy 12:7; Psalms 67:5-7
  • 3. Psalms 126:2, 3; Isaiah 25:1
  • 4. Isaiah 45:17
  • 5. Leviticus 26:11, 12; Joel 3:17, 21
  • 6. Isaiah 45:5, 6
  • 7. Isaiah 49:23