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Joel 2

NCV 1 Blow the trumpet in Jerusalem; shout a warning on my holy mountain. Let all the people who live in the land shake with fear, because the Lord's day of judging is coming; it is near. NIV 1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand— NCV 2 It will be a dark, gloomy day, cloudy and black. Like the light at sunrise, a great and powerful army will spread over the mountains. There has never been anything like it before, and there will never be anything like it again. NIV 2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come. NCV 3 In front of them a fire destroys; in back of them a flame burns. The land in front of them is like the garden of Eden; the land behind them is like an empty desert. Nothing will escape from them. NIV 3 Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste— nothing escapes them. NCV 4 They look like horses, and they run like war horses. NIV 4 They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry. NCV 5 It is like the noise of chariots rumbling over the tops of the mountains, like the noise of a roaring fire burning dry stalks. They are like a powerful army lined up for battle. NIV 5 With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle. NCV 6 When they see them, nations shake with fear, and everyone's face becomes pale. NIV 6 At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. NCV 7 They charge like soldiers; they climb over the wall like warriors. They all march straight ahead and do not move off their path. NIV 7 They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. NCV 8 They do not run into each other, because each walks in line. They break through all efforts to stop them and keep coming. NIV 8 They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks. NCV 9 They run into the city. They run at the wall and climb into the houses, entering through windows like thieves. NIV 9 They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows. NCV 10 Before them, earth and sky shake. The sun and the moon become dark, and the stars stop shining. NIV 10 Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. NCV 11 The Lord shouts out orders to his army. His army is very large! Those who obey him are very strong! is an overwhelming and terrible day. No one can stand up against it! NIV 11 The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it? NCV 12 The Lord says, "Even now, come back to me with all your heart. Go without food, and cry and be sad." NIV 12 “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” NCV 13 Tearing your clothes is not enough to show you are sad; let your heart be broken. Come back to the Lord your God, because he is kind and shows mercy. He doesn't become angry quickly, and he has great love. He can change his mind about doing harm. 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. NCV 14 Who knows? Maybe he will turn back to you and leave behind a blessing for you. Grain and drink offerings belong to the Lord your God. NIV 14 Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing— grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God. NCV 15 Blow the trumpet in Jerusalem; call for a day when no one eats food. Tell everyone to stop work. NIV 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. NCV 16 Bring the people together and make the meeting holy for the Lord. Bring together the older leaders, as well as the children, and even babies that still feed at their mothers' breasts. The bridegroom should come from his room, the bride from her bedroom. 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. NCV 17 The priests, the Lord's servants, should cry between the altar and the entrance to the Temple. They should say, "Lord, have mercy on your people. Don't let them be put to shame; don't let other nations make fun of them. Don't let people in other nations ask, 'Where is their God?'" NIV 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?’ ” NCV 18 Then the Lord became concerned about his land and felt sorry for his people. NIV 18 Then the LORD was jealous for his land and took pity on his people. NCV 19 He said to them: "I will send you grain, new wine, and olive oil, so that you will have plenty. No more will I shame you among the nations. NIV 19 The LORD replied to them: “I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations. NCV 20 I will force the army from the north to leave your land and go into a dry, empty land. Their soldiers in front will be forced into the Dead Sea, and those in the rear into the Mediterranean Sea. Their bodies will rot and stink. NIV 20 “I will drive the northern horde far from you, pushing it into a parched and barren land; its eastern ranks will drown in the Dead Sea and its western ranks in the Mediterranean Sea. And its stench will go up; its smell will rise.” Surely he has done great things! NCV 21 Land, don't be afraid; be happy and full of joy, because the Lord has done a wonderful thing. NIV 21 Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things! NCV 22 Wild animals, don't be afraid, because the open pastures have grown grass. The trees have given fruit; the fig trees and the grapevines have grown much fruit. NIV 22 Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. NCV 23 So be happy, people of Jerusalem; be joyful in the Lord your God. Because he does what is right, he has brought you rain; he has sent the fall rain and the spring rain for you, as before. NIV 23 Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. NCV 24 And the threshing floors will be full of grain; the barrels will overflow with new wine and olive oil. NIV 24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. NCV 25 "Though I sent my great army against you -- those swarming locusts and hopping locusts, the destroying locusts and the cutting locustsn that ate your crops -- I will pay you back for those years of trouble. NIV 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 — my great army that I sent among you. NCV 26 Then you will have plenty to eat and be full. You will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has done miracles for you. My people will never again be shamed. NIV 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. NCV 27 Then you will know that I am among the people of Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and there is no other God. My people will never be shamed again. NIV 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. NCV 28 "After this, I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. NIV 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. NCV 29 At that time I will pour out my Spirit also on male slaves and female slaves. NIV 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. NCV 30 I will show miracles in the sky and on the earth: blood, fire, and thick smoke. NIV 30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. NCV 31 The sun will become dark, the moon red as blood, before the overwhelming and terrible day of the Lord comes. NIV 31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. NCV 32 Then anyone who calls on the Lord will be saved, because on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be people who will be saved, just as the Lord has said. Those left alive after the day of punishment are the people whom the Lord called. NIV 32 And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.

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