The Book of Joel of the Christian Holy Bible

Joel 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of  Pethuel. 

Joel 1:2 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? 


Joel 1:3 Tell ye your children of it,  and let your children tell their children, and their  children another generation. 

Joel 1:4 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 caterpillar eaten.  

Joel 1:5 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. 

Joel 1:6 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.  

Joel 1:7 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.  

Joel 1:8 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the  husband of her youth. 

Joel 1:9 The meat offering and the drink  offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests,  the LORD’S ministers, mourn. 

Joel 1:10 The field is wasted,  the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is  dried up, the oil languisheth. 

Joel 1:11 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.  

Joel 1:12 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 1:13 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 meat offering and the drink offering is  withholden from the house of your God.  
Joel 1:14 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,  
Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at  hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. 

Holy Bible

 
Joel 1:16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy  and gladness from the house of our God? 
Joel 1:17 The seed is  rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the  barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. 
Joel 1:18  How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed,  because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are  made desolate. 
Joel 1:19 O 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. 
Joel 1:20 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 2:1 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; 
Joel 2:2 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. 
Joel 2:3 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.  
Joel 2:4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of  horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 
Joel 2:5 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. 
Joel 2:6 Before their face  the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather  blackness. 
Joel 2:7 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: 
Joel 2:8  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. 
Joel 2:9 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.   
Joel 2:10 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: 
Joel 2:11 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?  
Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even  to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with  weeping, and with mourning: 
Joel 2:13 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. 
Joel 2:14 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?  
Joel 2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a  solemn assembly: 
Joel 2:16 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. 
Joel 2:17 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?  
Joel 2:18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and  pity his people. 
Joel 2:19 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: 
Joel 2:20 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.  
Joel 2:21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the  LORD will do great things. 
Joel 2:22 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. 
Joel 2:23 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. 
Joel 2:24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and  the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. 
Joel 2:25 And I will  restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the  cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my  great army which I sent among you. 
Joel 2:26 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. 
Joel 2:27 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.   
Joel 2:28 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: 
Joel 2:29 And also upon the  servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour  out my spirit. 
Joel 2:30 And I will shew wonders in the  heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of  smoke. 
Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and  the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of  the LORD come. 
Joel 2:32 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.  
Joel 3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I  shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,  
Joel 3:2 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. 
Joel 3:3 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. 
Joel 3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O  Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts 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; 
Joel 3:5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold,  and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant  things: 
Joel 3:6 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. 
Joel 3:7 Behold, I will  raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and  will return your recompence upon your own head: 
Joel 3:8  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.  
Joel 3:9 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: 

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into  swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak  say, I am strong. 

Joel 3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come,  all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about:  thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.   

Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the  valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the  heathen roundabout. 

Joel 3:13 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. 

Joel 3:14  Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day  of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. 

Joel 3:15 The  sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall  withdraw their shining. 

Joel 3:16 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. 

Joel 3:17 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 3:18 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. 

Joel 3:19 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. 

Joel 3:20  But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from  generation to generation. 

Joel 3:21 For I will cleanse their  blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in  Zion.   

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