King James VersionJoel2


1 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; 2 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. 3 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. 4 The ap­pear­ance of them is as the ap­pear­ance of hors­es; and as horse­men, so shall they run. 5 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. 6 Be­fore their face the peo­ple shall be much pained: all faces shall gath­er black­ness. 7 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: 8 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. 9 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. 10 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: 11 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? 12 There­fore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fast­ing, and with weep­ing, and with mourn­ing: 13 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. 14 Who knoweth if he will re­turn and re­pent, and leave a bless­ing be­hind him; even a meat of­fer­ing and a drink of­fer­ing unto the LORD your God? 15 Blow the trum­pet in Zion, sanc­ti­fy a fast, call a solemn as­sem­bly: 16 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. 17 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? 18 Then will the LORD be jeal­ous for his land, and pity his peo­ple. 19 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: 20 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 east sea, and his hin­der part to­ward the ut­most sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, be­cause he hath done great things. 21 Fear not, O land; be glad and re­joice: for the LORD will do great things. 22 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. 23 Be glad then, ye chil­dren of Zion, and re­joice in the LORD your God: for he hath giv­en you the for­mer rain mod­er­ate­ly, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the for­mer rain, and the lat­ter rain in the first month. 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall over­flow with wine and oil. 25 And I will re­store to you the years that the lo­cust hath eat­en, the canker­worm, and the cater­piller, and the palmer­worm, my great army which I sent among you. 26 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. 27 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. 28 And it shall come to pass af­ter­ward, 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: 29 And also upon the ser­vants and upon the hand­maids in those days will I pour out my spir­it. 30 And I will shew won­ders in the heav­ens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pil­lars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into dark­ness, and the moon into blood, be­fore the great and the ter­ri­ble day of the LORD come. 32 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.