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Joel 2:16-18

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 2

16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Have the groom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber. 17 Let the priests, the LORD’S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, 'Spare Your people, LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a disgrace, With the nations jeering at them. Why should those among the peoples say, ‘Where is their God?’?' 18 Then the LORD will be zealous for His land, And will have compassion for His people.
King James Version

Chapter 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. 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.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 2

16 Gather the people; sanctify the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the infants, even babies nursing at the breast. Let the groom leave his bedroom, and the bride her honeymoon chamber. 17 Let the priests, the Lord's ministers, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, "Have pity on your people, Lord, and do not make your inheritance a disgrace, an object of scorn among the nations. Why should it be said among the peoples, 'Where is their God? ' "
18 Then the Lord became jealous for his land and spared his people.
New Living Translation

Chapter 2

16 Gather all the people--the elders, the children, and even the babies. Call the bridegroom from his quarters and the bride from her private room. 17 Let the priests, who minister in the LORD's presence, stand and weep between the entry room to the Temple and the altar. Let them pray, 'Spare your people, LORD! Don't let your special possession become an object of mockery. Don't let them become a joke for unbelieving foreigners who say, 'Has the God of Israel left them?''
18 Then the LORD will pity his people and jealously guard the honor of his land.
English Standard Version

Chapter 2

16 gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber. 17 Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep and say, “Spare your people, O LORD, and make not your heritage a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’” 18 Then the LORD became jealous for his land and had pity on his people.
New International Version

Chapter 2

16 Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. 17 Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, 'Spare your people, LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'" 18 Then the LORD was jealous for his land and took pity on his people.
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

16 reunid al pueblo, santificad la asamblea, congregad a los ancianos, reunid a los pequeños y a los niños de pecho. Salga el novio de su aposento y la novia de su alcoba. 17 Entre el pórtico y el altar, lloren los sacerdotes, ministros del SEÑOR, y digan: Perdona, oh SEÑOR, a tu pueblo, y no entregues tu heredad al oprobio, a la burla entre las naciones. ¿Por qué han de decir entre los pueblos: “Dónde está su Dios ”?
18 Entonces el SEÑOR se llenará de celo por su tierra, y tendrá piedad de su pueblo.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

16 Reúnan al pueblo, santifiquen la asamblea, Congreguen a los ancianos, Reúnan a los pequeños y a los niños de pecho. Salga el novio de su aposento Y la novia de su alcoba. 17 Entre el pórtico y el altar, Lloren los sacerdotes, ministros del SEÑOR, Y digan: “Perdona, oh SEÑOR, a Tu pueblo, Y no entregues Tu heredad al oprobio, A la burla entre las naciones. ¿Por qué han de decir entre los pueblos: ‘Dónde está su Dios?’”
18 Entonces el SEÑOR se llenará de celo por Su tierra, Y tendrá piedad de Su pueblo.
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 2

16 Congreguen al pueblo, purifiquen la asamblea; junten a los ancianos del pueblo, reúnan a los pequeños y a los niños de pecho. Que salga de su alcoba el recién casado, y la recién casada de su cámara nupcial. 17 Lloren, sacerdotes, ministros del SEÑOR, entre el pórtico y el altar; y digan: «Compadécete, SEÑOR, de tu pueblo. No entregues tu propiedad al oprobio, para que las naciones no se burlen de ella. ¿Por qué habrán de decir entre los pueblos: “Dónde está su Dios?”» 18 Entonces el SEÑOR mostró amor por su tierra y perdonó a su pueblo.
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 2

16 Reunid al pueblo, santificad la reunión, juntad a los ancianos, congregad a los niños y a los que maman, salga de su cámara el novio, y de su tálamo la novia. 17 Entre la entrada y el altar lloren los sacerdotes ministros de Jehová, y digan: Perdona, oh Jehová, a tu pueblo, y no entregues al oprobio tu heredad, para que las naciones se enseñoreen de ella. ¿Por qué han de decir entre los pueblos: Dónde está su Dios?
18 Y Jehová, solícito por su tierra, perdonará a su pueblo.
Biblia del Jubileo

Chapter 2

16 Congregad al pueblo, santificad la reunión, juntad a los viejos, congregad a los niños y a los que maman; salga de su cámara el novio, y de su tálamo la novia. 17 Entre la entrada y el altar, lloren los sacerdotes, ministros del SEÑOR, y digan: Perdona, oh SEÑOR, a tu pueblo, y no pongas en oprobio tu heredad, para que los gentiles se enseñoreen de ella. ¿Por qué han de decir entre los pueblos: Dónde está su Dios? 18 Y el SEÑOR, celará su tierra, y perdonará a su pueblo.