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Joel 2

CEB 1 Blow the horn in Zion; give a shout on my holy mountain! Let all the people of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is near— NRS 1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near— CEB 2 a day of darkness and no light, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness spread out upon the mountains, a great and powerful army comes, unlike any that has ever come before them, or will come after them in centuries ahead. NRS 2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness spread upon the mountains a great and powerful army comes; their like has never been from of old, nor will be again after them in ages to come. CEB 3 In front of them a fire consumes; and behind them a flame burns. Land ahead of them is like Eden's garden, but they leave behind them a barren wasteland; nothing escapes them. NRS 3 Fire devours in front of them, and behind them a flame burns. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, but after them a desolate wilderness, and nothing escapes them. CEB 4 They resemble horses, and like warhorses they charge, NRS 4 They have the appearance of horses, and like war-horses they charge. CEB 5 like the rumbling of chariots. They leap on the mountaintops— like the crackling of a fire's flame, devouring the stubble; like a powerful army ready for battle. NRS 5 As with the rumbling of chariots, they leap on the tops of the mountains, like the crackling of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a powerful army drawn up for battle. CEB 6 In their presence, peoples shake with fear; all faces turn red with worry. NRS 6 Before them peoples are in anguish, all faces grow pale. CEB 7 Like warriors they charge; like soldiers they climb the wall. Each keeps to their own path; they didn't change their course. NRS 7 Like warriors they charge, like soldiers they scale the wall. Each keeps to its own course, they do not swerve from their paths. CEB 8 They don't crowd each other; each keeps to their own path. Even if they fall among the weapons, they won't stop. NRS 8 They do not jostle one another, each keeps to its own track; they burst through the weapons and are not halted. CEB 9 They rush upon the city; they run upon the walls. They climb into the houses; they enter through the windows like thieves. NRS 9 They leap upon the city, they run upon the walls; they climb up into the houses, they enter through the windows like a thief. CEB 10 The earth quakes before them; the heavens shake. The sun and the moon are darkened; the stars have stopped shining, NRS 10 The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. CEB 11 because the LORD utters his voice at the head of his army. How numerous are his troops! Mighty are those who obey his word. The day of the LORD is great; it stirs up great fear—who can endure it? NRS 11 The Lord utters his voice at the head of his army; how vast is his host! Numberless are those who obey his command. Truly the day of the Lord is great; terrible indeed—who can endure it? CEB 12 Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your hearts, with fasting, with weeping, and with sorrow; NRS 12 Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; CEB 13 tear your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, very patient, full of faithful love, and ready to forgive. NRS 13 rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing. CEB 14 Who knows whether he will have a change of heart and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God? NRS 14 Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord, your God? CEB 15 Blow the horn in Zion; demand a fast; request a special assembly. NRS 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly; CEB 16 Gather the people; prepare a holy meeting; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the groom leave his room and the bride her chamber. NRS 16 gather the people. Sanctify the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the children, even infants at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her canopy. CEB 17 Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the LORD's ministers, weep. Let them say, "Have mercy, LORD, on your people, and don't make your inheritance a disgrace, an example of failure among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?'" NRS 17 Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep. Let them say, "Spare your people, O Lord, and do not make your heritage a mockery, a byword among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, "Where is their God?' " CEB 18 Then the LORD became passionate about this land, and had pity on his people. NRS 18 Then the Lord became jealous for his land, and had pity on his people. CEB 19 The LORD responded to the people: See, I am sending you the corn, new wine, and fresh oil, and you will be fully satisfied by it; and I will no longer make you a disgrace among the nations. NRS 19 In response to his people the Lord said: I am sending you grain, wine, and oil, and you will be satisfied; and I will no more make you a mockery among the nations. CEB 20 I will remove the northern army far from you and drive it into a dried-up and desolate land, its front into the eastern sea, and its rear into the western sea. Its stench will rise up; its stink will come to the surface. The LORD is about to do great things! NRS 20 I will remove the northern army far from you, and drive it into a parched and desolate land, its front into the eastern sea, and its rear into the western sea; its stench and foul smell will rise up. Surely he has done great things! CEB 21 Don't fear, fertile land; rejoice and be glad, for the LORD is about to do great things! NRS 21 Do not fear, O soil; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things! CEB 22 Don't be afraid, animals of the field, for the meadows of the wilderness will turn green; the tree will bear its fruit; the fig tree and grapevine will give their full yield. NRS 22 Do not fear, you animals of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and vine give their full yield. CEB 23 Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad in the LORD your God, because he will give you the early rain as a sign of righteousness; he will pour down abundant rain for you, the early and the late rain, as before. NRS 23 O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before. CEB 24 The threshing floors will be full of grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and fresh oil. NRS 24 The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. CEB 25 I will repay you for the years that the cutting locust, the swarming locust, the hopping locust, and the devouring locust have eaten— my great army, which I sent against you. NRS 25 I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent against you. CEB 26 You will eat abundantly and be satisfied, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has done wonders for you; and my people will never again be put to shame. NRS 26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. CEB 27 You will know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God—no other exists; never again will my people be put to shame. NRS 27 You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the Lord, am your God and there is no other. And my people shall never again be put to shame. CEB 28 After that I will pour out my spirit upon everyone; your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. NRS 28 Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. CEB 29 In those days, I will also pour out my spirit on the male and female slaves. NRS 29 Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. CEB 30 I will give signs in the heavens and on the earth—blood and fire and columns of smoke. NRS 30 I will show portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. CEB 31 The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. NRS 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. CEB 32 But everyone who calls on the LORD's name will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be security, as the LORD has promised; and in Jerusalem, the LORD will summon those who survive. NRS 32 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

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