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29~JOEL 001|001` The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. 

29~JOEL 001|002` Hear this, you old men, and give ear, all you inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? 

29~JOEL 001|003` Tell you your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. 

29~JOEL 001|004` That which the palmerworm 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 caterpiller eaten. 

29~JOEL 001|005` Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and howl, all you drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. 

29~JOEL 001|006` 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. 

29~JOEL 001|007` 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. 

29~JOEL 001|008` Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. 

29~JOEL 001|009` The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the Lord; the priests, the Lord's ministers, mourn. 

29~JOEL 001|010` The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. 

29~JOEL 001|011` Be you ashamed, O you husbandmen; howl, O you vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. 

29~JOEL 001|012` 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. 

29~JOEL 001|013` Gird yourselves, and lament, you priests: howl, you ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God. 

29~JOEL 001|014` Sanctify you 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 to the Lord, 

29~JOEL 001|015` Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. 

29~JOEL 001|016` Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God? 

29~JOEL 001|017` The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. 

29~JOEL 001|018` How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. 

29~JOEL 001|019` O Lord, to you will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. 

29~JOEL 001|020` The beasts of the field cry also to you: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness. 

29~JOEL 002|001` Blow you 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 comes, for it is nigh at hand; 

29~JOEL 002|002` 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. 

29~JOEL 002|003` A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burn: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. 

29~JOEL 002|004` The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 

29~JOEL 002|005` 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. 

29~JOEL 002|006` Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 

29~JOEL 002|007` 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: 

29~JOEL 002|008` 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. 

29~JOEL 002|009` 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. 

29~JOEL 002|010` 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: 

29~JOEL 002|011` And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can stay it? 

29~JOEL 002|012` Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 

29~JOEL 002|013` And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 

29~JOEL 002|014` Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering to the Lord your God? 

29~JOEL 002|015` Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 

29~JOEL 002|016` 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. 

29~JOEL 002|017` 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 yours heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? 

29~JOEL 002|018` Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people. 

29~JOEL 002|019` You, the Lord will answer and say to his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and you shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: 

29~JOEL 002|020` 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. 

29~JOEL 002|021` Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things. 

29~JOEL 002|022` Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree bear her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. 

29~JOEL 002|023` Be glad then, you 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. 

29~JOEL 002|024` And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. 

29~JOEL 002|025` 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. 

29~JOEL 002|026` And you 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. 

29~JOEL 002|027` And you 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. 

29~JOEL 002|028` 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~JOEL 002|029` And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 

29~JOEL 002|030` And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 

29~JOEL 002|031` The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come. 

29~JOEL 002|032` 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. 

29~JOEL 003|001` For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 

29~JOEL 003|002` 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. 

29~JOEL 003|003` 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. 

29~JOEL 003|004` You, and what have you to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will you render me a recompence? and if you recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; 

29~JOEL 003|005` Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: 

29~JOEL 003|006` The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have you sold to the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border. 

29~JOEL 003|007` Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither you have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: 

29~JOEL 003|008` And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the Lord hath spoken it. 

29~JOEL 003|009` Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 

29~JOEL 003|010` Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 

29~JOEL 003|011` Assemble yourselves, and come, all you heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: there cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. 

29~JOEL 003|012` 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. 

29~JOEL 003|013` Put you 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. 

29~JOEL 003|014` Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 

29~JOEL 003|015` The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 

29~JOEL 003|016` 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. 

29~JOEL 003|017` So shall you 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. 

29~JOEL 003|018` 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. 

29~JOEL 003|019` 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. 

29~JOEL 003|020` But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 

29~JOEL 003|021` For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.