He prophesieth of the coming and cruelty of their enemies. 13 An exhortation to move them to convert. 18 The love of God toward his people.

Blow [a]the trumpet in Zion, and shout in mine holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord is come: for it is at hand.

A [b]day of darkness, and of blackness, a day of clouds and obscurity, as the morning spread upon the mountains, so is there a [c]great people, and a mighty: there was none like it from the beginning, neither shall be anymore after it, unto the years of many generations.

A fire devoureth before him, and behind him a flame burneth up: the land is as the garden of [d]Eden before him, and behind him a desolate wilderness, so that nothing shall escape him.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:1 He showeth the great judgments of God, which are at hand, except they repent.
  2. Joel 2:2 Of affliction and trouble.
  3. Joel 2:2 Meaning, the Assyrians.
  4. Joel 2:3 The enemy destroyed our plentiful country, wheresoever he cometh.

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