Introduction 1 This is the Lord’s message that was givento Joel the son of Pethuel: A Locust Plague Foreshadows the Day of the Lord 2 Listen to this, you elders;pay attention, all inhabitants of the land.Has anything like this ever happened in your whole lifeor in the lifetime of your ancestors?3 Tell your children about […]
From the desolations about to come upon the land of Judah, by the ravages of locusts and other insects, the prophet Joel exhorts the Jews to repentance, fasting, and prayer. He notices the blessings of the gospel, with the final glorious state of the church.
The Locusts’ Devastation 1 Blow the trumpet in Zion;sound the alarm signal on my holy mountain!Let all the inhabitants of the land shake with fear,for the day of the Lord is about to come.Indeed, it is near!2 It will be a day of dreadful darkness,a day of foreboding storm clouds,like blackness spread over the mountains.It […]
The Lord Plans to Judge the Nations 1 For look! In those days and at that timeI will return the exiles to Judah and Jerusalem.2 Then I will gather all the nations,and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat.I will enter into judgment against them thereconcerning my people Israel who are my inheritance,whom they […]