» Joel 1

¶ Joel 1 v1

{ heart }   [JL] 1v1

The word of the LORD
that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel.

¶ Joel 1 v2-12

{ heart }   [JL] 1v2

Hear this, ye old men,
and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land.
Hath this been in your days,
or even in the days of your fathers?

{ heart }   [JL] 1v3

Tell ye your children of it,
and let your children tell their children,
and their children another generation.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v4

That which the palmer worm
hath left hath the locust eaten;
and that which the locust hath left
hath the cankerworm eaten;
and that which the cankerworm hath left
hath the caterpillar eaten.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v5

Awake, ye drunkards, and weep;
and howl, all ye drinkers of wine,
because of the new wine;
for it is cut off from your mouth.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v6

For a nation is come up upon MY land,
strong, and without number,
whose teeth are the teeth of a lion,
and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v7

He hath laid MY vine waste,
and barked MY fig tree;
he hath made it clean bare,
and cast it away;
the branches thereof are made white.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v8

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth
for the husband of her youth.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v9

The meal offering and the drink offering
is cut off from the house of the LORD;
the priests, the LORD'S ministers, mourn.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v10

The field is wasted, the land mourneth;
for the corn is wasted;
the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v11

Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen;
howl, O ye vinedressers,
for the wheat and for the barley;
because the harvest of the field
is perished.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v12

The vine is dried up,
and the fig tree languisheth;
the pomegranate tree,
the palm tree also,
and the apple tree,
even all the trees of the field,
are withered;
because joy is withered away
from the sons of men.

¶ Joel 1 v13-20

{ heart }   [JL] 1v13

Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests;
howl, ye ministers of the altar;
come, lie all night in sackcloth,
ye ministers of my GOD;
for the meal offering and the drink offering
is withheld from the house of your GOD.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v14

Sanctify ye a fast,
call a solemn assembly,
gather the elders
and all the inhabitants of the land
into the house of the LORD, your GOD,
and cry unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v15

Alas for the day:
for the day of the LORD is at hand,
and as a destruction from the ALMIGHTY
shall it come.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v16

Is not the food cut off before our eyes,
yea, joy and gladness
from the house of our GOD?

{ heart }   [JL] 1v17

The seed is rotten under their clods,
the garners are laid desolate,
the barns are broken down;
for the corn is withered.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v18

How do the beasts groan?
the herds of cattle are perplexed,
because they have no pasture;
yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v19

LORD, to THEE will I cry;
for the fire hath devoured
the pastures of the wilderness,
and the flame hath burned
all the trees of the field.

{ heart }   [JL] 1v20

The beasts of the field cry also
unto THEE;
for the rivers of waters are dried up,
and the fire hath devoured
the pastures of the wilderness.

» Joel 2

¶ Joel 2 v1-11

{ heart }   [JL] 2v1

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion,
and sound an alarm
in MY holy mountain.
let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
for the day of the LORD cometh,
for it is nigh at hand;

{ heart }   [JL] 2v2

A day of darkness and of gloominess,
a day of clouds and of thick darkness,
as the morning spread upon the mountains;
a great people and a strong;
there hath not been ever the like,
neither shall be any more after it,
even to the years of many generations.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v3

A fire devoureth before them;
and behind them a flame burneth;
the land is as the garden of Eden before them,
and behind them a desolate wilderness;
yea, and nothing shall escape them.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v4

The appearance of them
is as the appearance of horses;
and as horsemen, so shall they run.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v5

Like the noise of chariots
on the tops of mountains shall they leap,
like the noise of a flame of fire
that devoureth the stubble,
as a strong people set in battle array.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v6

Before their face the peoples
shall be much pained;
all faces shall gather blackness.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v7

They shall run like mighty men;
they shall climb the wall like men of war;
and they shall march every one on his ways,
and they shall not break their ranks.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v8

Neither shall one thrust another;
they shall walk every one in his path;
and when they fall upon the sword,
they shall not be wounded.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v9

They shall run to and fro in the city;
they shall run upon the wall,
they shall climb up upon the houses;
they shall enter in at the windows
like a thief.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v10

The earth shall quake before them;
the heavens shall tremble;
the sun and the moon shall be dark,
and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

{ heart }   [JL] 2v11

And the LORD shall utter HIS voice
before HIS army;
for HIS camp is very great;
for HE is strong
THAT executeth HIS word;
for the day of the LORD
is great and very terrible;
and who can abide it?

¶ Joel 2 v12-17

{ heart }   [JL] 2v12

Therefore also, now,

Saith the LORD,

Turn ye even to ME with all your heart,
and with fasting,
and with weeping,
and with mourning;

{ heart }   [JL] 2v13

And rend your heart, and not your garments,
and turn unto the LORD, your GOD;

For HE is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and of great kindness,
and repenteth HIM of the evil.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v14

Who knoweth if HE will return and repent,
and leave a blessing behind HIM,
even a meal offering and a drink offering
unto the LORD, your GOD?

{ heart }   [JL] 2v15

Blow the trumpet in Zion,
sanctify a fast,
call a solemn assembly.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v16

Gather the people,
sanctify the congregation,
assemble the elders,
gather the children,
and those that suck the breasts;
let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber,
and the bride out of her closet.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v17

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD,
weep between the porch and the altar,
and let them say,

 ‘Spare THY people, O LORD,
and give not THINE heritage to reproach,
that the heathen should rule over them:’ 

Wherefore should they say
among the people,

 ‘Where is their GOD?’ 

¶ Joel 2 v18-27

{ heart }   [JL] 2v18

Then will the LORD be jealous for HIS land,
and pity HIS people.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v19

Yea the LORD will answer
and say unto HIS people,

Behold, I will send you corn,
and wine, and oil,
and ye shall be satisfied therewith;
and I will no more make you a reproach
among the heathen:

{ heart }   [JL] 2v20

But I will remove far off from you
the northern army,
and will drive him into a land
barren and desolate,
with his face toward the eastern sea,
and his hinder part toward the utmost sea,
and his stink shall come up,
and his ill savor shall come up,
because he hath done great things.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v21

Fear not, O land,
be glad and rejoice;
for the LORD will do great things.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v22

Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field;
for the pastures of the wilderness do spring,
for the tree beareth her fruit,
the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v23

Be glad then, ye children of Zion,
and rejoice in the LORD, your GOD;
for HE hath given you the former rain
and HE will cause to come down for you
the rain,
the former rain, and the latter rain
in the first month.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v24

And the floors shall be full of wheat,
and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v25

And I will restore to you
the years that the locust hath eaten,
the cankerworm, and the caterpillar,
and the palmer worm,
MY great army which I sent among you.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v26

And ye shall eat in plenty,
and be satisfied,
and praise the NAME of the LORD,
your GOD,
THAT hath dealt wondrously with you;
and MY people shall never be ashamed.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v27

And ye shall know

 ‘That I AM in the midst of Israel,
and that I AM the LORD, your GOD,
and none else;’ 

And MY people shall never be ashamed.

¶ Joel 2 v28-32

{ heart }   [JL] 2v28

And it shall come to pass
that I will pour out MY SPIRIT
upon all flesh;
and your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
your young men shall see visions:

{ heart }   [JL] 2v29

And, also,
upon the servants and upon the handmaids
in those days
will I pour out MY SPIRIT.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v30

And I will show wonders
in the heavens and in the earth:
blood, and fire,
and pillars of smoke.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v31

The sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood,
before the great
and the terrible day of the LORD come.

{ heart }   [JL] 2v32

And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call

 ‘On the NAME of the LORD’ 

Shall be delivered;
for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
shall be deliverance,
as the LORD hath said,
and in the remnant
whom the LORD shall call.

» Joel 3

¶ Joel 3 v1-8

{ heart }   [JL] 3v1

For, behold, in those days, and in that time,
when I shall bring again the captivity
of Judah and Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [JL] 3v2

I will also gather all nations,
and will bring them down
into the valley of Jehoshaphat,
and will plead with them there
for MY people and for MY heritage, Israel,
whom they have scattered among the nations,
and parted MY land.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v3

And they have cast lots for MY people;
and have given a boy for an harlot,
and sold a girl for wine,
that they might drink.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v4

Yea, and what have ye to do with ME,
O Tyre, and Sidon,
and all the borders of Palestine?
will ye render ME a recompence?
and if ye recompense ME,
swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence
upon your own head,

{ heart }   [JL] 3v5

Because ye have taken MY silver and MY gold,
and have carried into your temples
MY goodly pleasant things:

{ heart }   [JL] 3v6

The children also of Judah,
and the children of Jerusalem,
have ye sold unto the Grecians,
that ye might remove them far from their border.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v7

Behold, I will raise them out of the place
whither ye have sold them,
and will return your recompence
upon your own head.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v8

And I will sell your sons and your daughters
into the hand of the children of Judah,
and they shall sell them
to the men of Sabeans, to a people far off;

For the LORD hath spoken it.

¶ Joel 3 v9-17

{ heart }   [JL] 3v9

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles,

 ‘Prepare war,’ 

Wake up the mighty men,
let all the men of war draw near;
let them come up;

{ heart }   [JL] 3v10

Beat your plowshares into swords,
and your pruning hooks into spears;
let the weak say,

 ‘I am strong’.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v11

Assemble yourselves, and come,
all ye heathen,
and gather yourselves together round about;
thither cause THY mighty ones
to come down, O LORD.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v12

Let the heathen be wakened,
and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat;
for there will I sit to judge
all the heathen round about.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v13

Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe,
come, get you down, for the press is full,
the fats overflow, for their wickedness is great.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v14

multitudes in the valley of decision;
for the day of the LORD is near
in the valley of decision.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v15

The sun and the moon shall be darkened,
and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v16

The LORD also shall roar out of Zion,
and utter HIS voice from Jerusalem;
and the heavens and the earth shall shake;
but the LORD will be the hope of HIS people,
and the strength of the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v17

So shall ye know

 ‘That I AM the LORD, your GOD,
dwelling in Zion, MY holy mountain;’ 

Then shall Jerusalem be holy,
and there
shall no strangers pass through her any more.

¶ Joel 3 v18-21

{ heart }   [JL] 3v18

And it shall come to pass
in that day,
that the mountains shall drop down new wine,
and the hills shall flow with milk,
and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters,
and a fountain shall come forth
of the house of the LORD,
and shall water the valley of Shittim.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v19

Egypt shall be a desolation,
and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness,
for the violence against the children of Judah,
because they have shed innocent blood
in their land,

{ heart }   [JL] 3v20

But Judah shall dwell forever,
and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

{ heart }   [JL] 3v21

For I will cleanse their blood
that I have not cleansed;
for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.