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Joel 2:9-22

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 2

9 They storm the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief. 10 Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon become dark, And the stars lose their brightness. 11 The LORD utters His voice before His army; His camp is indeed very great, For mighty is one who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it? 12 'Yet even now,' declares the LORD, 'Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping, and mourning; 13 And tear your heart and not merely your garments.' Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in mercy And relenting of catastrophe. 14 Who knows, He might turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him, Resulting in a grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God. 15 Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, 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. 19 The LORD will answer and say to His people, 'Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine, and oil, And you will be satisfied in full with them; And I will never again make you a disgrace among the nations. 20 But I will remove the northern army far from you, And I will drive it into a dry and desolate land, Its advance guard into the eastern sea, And its rear guard into the western sea. And its stench will ascend and its odor of decay will come up, Because it has done great things.' 21 Do not fear, land; shout for joy and rejoice, For the LORD has done great things. 22 Do not fear, animals of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has produced its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.
King James Version

Chapter 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. 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: 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?
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: 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. 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? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 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. 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: 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. 21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. 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.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 2

9 They storm the city; they run on the wall; they climb into the houses; they enter through the windows like thieves. 10 The earth quakes before them; the sky shakes. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars cease their shining. 11 The Lord makes his voice heard in the presence of his army. His camp is very large; those who carry out his command are powerful. Indeed, the day of the Lord is terrible and dreadful -- who can endure it?
12 Even now -- this is the Lord's declaration -- turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. 13 Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to the Lord your God. For he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in faithful love, and he relents from sending disaster.
14 Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave a blessing behind him, so you can offer a grain offering and a drink offering to the Lord your God. 15 Blow the ram's horn in Zion! Announce a sacred fast; proclaim a solemn assembly. 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.
19 The Lord answered his people: Look, I am about to send you grain, new wine, and fresh oil. You will be satiated with them, and I will no longer make you a disgrace among the nations.
20 I will drive the northerner far from you and banish him to a dry and desolate land, his front ranks into the Dead Sea, and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea. His stench will rise; yes, his rotten smell will rise, for he has done astonishing things. 21 Don't be afraid, land; rejoice and be glad, for the Lord has done astonishing things. 22 Don't be afraid, wild animals, for the wilderness pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.
New Living Translation

Chapter 2

9 They swarm over the city and run along its walls. They enter all the houses, climbing like thieves through the windows. 10 The earth quakes as they advance, and the heavens tremble. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars no longer shine.
11 The LORD is at the head of the column. He leads them with a shout. This is his mighty army, and they follow his orders. The day of the LORD is an awesome, terrible thing. Who can possibly survive?
12 That is why the LORD says, 'Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. 13 Don't tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.' Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish. 14 Who knows? Perhaps he will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this curse. Perhaps you will be able to offer grain and wine to the LORD your God as before.
15 Blow the ram's horn in Jerusalem! Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting. 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. 19 The LORD will reply, 'Look! I am sending you grain and new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy your needs. You will no longer be an object of mockery among the surrounding nations.
20 I will drive away these armies from the north. I will send them into the parched wastelands. Those in the front will be driven into the Dead Sea, and those at the rear into the Mediterranean. The stench of their rotting bodies will rise over the land.' Surely the LORD has done great things! 21 Don't be afraid, my people. Be glad now and rejoice, for the LORD has done great things. 22 Don't be afraid, you animals of the field, for the wilderness pastures will soon be green. The trees will again be filled with fruit; fig trees and grapevines will be loaded down once more.
English Standard Version

Chapter 2

9 They leap upon the city, they run upon the walls, they climb up into the houses, they enter through the windows like a thief. 10 The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. 11 The LORD utters his voice before his army, for his camp is exceedingly great; he who executes his word is powerful. For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome; who can endure it? 12 “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; 13 and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. 14 Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly; 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. 19 The LORD answered and said to his people, “Behold, I am sending to you grain, wine, and oil, and you will be satisfied; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations. 20 “I will remove the northerner far from you, and drive him into a parched and desolate land, his vanguard into the eastern sea, and his rear guard into the western sea; the stench and foul smell of him will rise, for he has done great things. 21 “Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the LORD has done great things! 22 Fear not, you beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit; the fig tree and vine give their full yield.
New International Version

Chapter 2

9 They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows. 10 Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. 11 The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?
12 Even now,' declares the LORD, 'return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.' 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
14 Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing-- grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God. 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. 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.
19 The LORD replied to them: 'I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations.
20 I will drive the northern horde far from you, pushing it into a parched and barren land; its eastern ranks will drown in the Dead Sea and its western ranks in the Mediterranean Sea. And its stench will go up; its smell will rise.' Surely he has done great things! 21 Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things! 22 Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.
La Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

9 Se lanzan sobre la ciudad, corren por la muralla, suben a las casas, entran por las ventanas como ladrones. 10 Ante ellos tiembla la tierra, se estremecen los cielos, el sol y la luna se oscurecen, y las estrellas pierden su resplandor. 11 El SEÑOR da su voz delante de su ejército, porque es inmenso su campamento, porque poderoso es el que ejecuta su palabra. Grande y terrible es en verdad el día del SEÑOR, ¿y quién podrá soportarlo ?
12 Aun ahora — declara el SEÑOR — volved a mí de todo corazón, con ayuno, llanto y lamento. 13 Rasgad vuestro corazón y no vuestros vestidos ; volved ahora al SEÑOR vuestro Dios, porque El es compasivo y clemente, lento para la ira, abundante en misericordia, y se arrepiente de infligir el mal. 14 ¿Quién sabe si volverá y se apiadará, y dejará tras sí bendición, es decir, ofrenda de cereal y libación para el SEÑOR vuestro Dios? 15 Tocad trompeta en Sion, promulgad ayuno, convocad asamblea, 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. 19 El SEÑOR responderá, y dirá a su pueblo: He aquí, yo os enviaré grano, mosto y aceite, y os saciaréis de ello, y nunca más os entregaré al oprobio entre las naciones. 20 Al ejército del norte lo alejaré de vosotros y lo echaré a una tierra árida y desolada, su vanguardia hacia el mar oriental, y su retaguardia hacia el mar occidental. Y ascenderá su hedor y subirá su fetidez, porque ha hecho terribles cosas.
21 No temas, oh tierra, regocíjate y alégrate, porque el SEÑOR ha hecho grandes cosas. 22 No temáis, bestias del campo, porque los pastos del desierto han reverdecido, porque el árbol ha dado su fruto, la higuera y la vid han producido en abundancia.
Nueva Biblia de las Américas

Chapter 2

9 Se lanzan sobre la ciudad, Corren por la muralla, Suben a las casas, Entran por las ventanas como ladrones. 10 Ante ellos tiembla la tierra, Se estremecen los cielos, El sol y la luna se oscurecen, Y las estrellas pierden su resplandor. 11 El SEÑOR da Su voz delante de Su ejército, Porque es inmenso Su campamento, Porque poderoso es el que ejecuta Su palabra. Grande y terrible es en verdad el día del SEÑOR, ¿Y quién podrá soportarlo?
12 “Aun ahora,” declara el SEÑOR “vuelvan a Mí de todo corazón, Con ayuno, llanto y lamento. 13 Rasguen su corazón y no sus vestidos.” Vuelvan ahora al SEÑOR su Dios, Porque El es compasivo y clemente, Lento para la ira, abundante en misericordia, Y se arrepiente de infligir el mal. 14 ¿Quién sabe si reconsidere y se apiade, Y deje tras sí bendición, Es decir, ofrenda de cereal y libación Para el SEÑOR su Dios? 15 Toquen trompeta en Sion, Promulguen ayuno, convoquen asamblea. 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. 19 El SEÑOR responderá a Su pueblo: “Yo les enviaré grano, vino nuevo y aceite, Y se saciarán de ello, Y nunca más los entregaré al oprobio entre las naciones. 20 Al ejército del norte lo alejaré de ustedes Y lo echaré a una tierra árida y desolada, Su vanguardia hacia el mar oriental, Y su retaguardia hacia el mar occidental. Y ascenderá su hedor y subirá su fetidez, Porque ha hecho cosas terribles.”
21 No temas, oh tierra, regocíjate y alégrate, Porque el SEÑOR ha hecho grandes cosas. 22 No teman, bestias del campo, Porque los pastos del desierto han reverdecido, Porque el árbol ha dado su fruto, La higuera y la vid han producido en abundancia.
Nueva Versión Internacional

Chapter 2

9 Se abalanzan contra la ciudad, arremeten contra los muros, trepan por las casas, se meten por las ventanas como ladrones.
10 Ante este ejército tiembla la tierra y se estremece el cielo, el sol y la luna se oscurecen y las estrellas dejan de brillar. 11 Truena la voz del SEÑOR al frente de su ejército; son innumerables sus tropas y poderosos los que ejecutan su palabra. El día del SEÑOR es grande y terrible. ¿Quién lo podrá resistir? 12 «Ahora bien —afirma el SEÑOR—, vuélvanse a mí de todo corazón, con ayuno, llantos y lamentos».
13 Rásguense el corazón y no las vestiduras. Vuélvanse al SEÑOR su Dios, porque él es bondadoso y compasivo, lento para la ira y lleno de amor, cambia de parecer y no castiga. 14 Tal vez Dios reconsidere y cambie de parecer, y deje tras de sí una bendición. Las ofrendas de cereales y las libaciones son del SEÑOR su Dios.
15 Toquen la trompeta en Sión, proclamen el ayuno, convoquen a una asamblea solemne. 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.
19 Y les respondió el SEÑOR: «Miren, les enviaré cereales, vino nuevo y aceite, hasta dejarlos plenamente satisfechos; y no volveré a entregarlos al oprobio entre las naciones.
20 »Alejaré de ustedes al que viene del norte, arrojándolo hacia una tierra seca y desolada: lanzaré su vanguardia hacia el mar oriental, y su retaguardia hacia el mar occidental. Subirá su hedor y se elevará su fetidez». ¡El Señor hará grandes cosas! 21 No temas, tierra, sino alégrate y regocíjate, porque el SEÑOR hará grandes cosas. 22 No teman, animales del campo, porque los pastizales de la estepa reverdecerán; los árboles producirán su fruto, y la higuera y la vid darán su riqueza.
Reina-Valera 1960

Chapter 2

9 Irán por la ciudad, correrán por el muro, subirán por las casas, entrarán por las ventanas a manera de ladrones.
10 Delante de él temblará la tierra, se estremecerán los cielos; el sol y la luna se oscurecerán, y las estrellas retraerán su resplandor. 11 Y Jehová dará su orden delante de su ejército; porque muy grande es su campamento; fuerte es el que ejecuta su orden; porque grande es el día de Jehová, y muy terrible; ¿quién podrá soportarlo?
12 Por eso pues, ahora, dice Jehová, convertíos a mí con todo vuestro corazón, con ayuno y lloro y lamento. 13 Rasgad vuestro corazón, y no vuestros vestidos, y convertíos a Jehová vuestro Dios; porque misericordioso es y clemente, tardo para la ira y grande en misericordia, y que se duele del castigo. 14 ¿Quién sabe si volverá y se arrepentirá y dejará bendición tras de él, esto es, ofrenda y libación para Jehová vuestro Dios?
15 Tocad trompeta en Sion, proclamad ayuno, convocad asamblea. 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. 19 Responderá Jehová, y dirá a su pueblo: He aquí yo os envío pan, mosto y aceite, y seréis saciados de ellos; y nunca más os pondré en oprobio entre las naciones. 20 Y haré alejar de vosotros al del norte, y lo echaré en tierra seca y desierta; su faz será hacia el mar oriental, y su fin al mar occidental; y exhalará su hedor, y subirá su pudrición, porque hizo grandes cosas.
21 Tierra, no temas; alégrate y gózate, porque Jehová hará grandes cosas. 22 Animales del campo, no temáis; porque los pastos del desierto reverdecerán, porque los árboles llevarán su fruto, la higuera y la vid darán sus frutos.
Biblia del Jubileo

Chapter 2

9 Irán por la ciudad, correrán por el muro, subirán por las casas, entrarán por las ventanas a manera de ladrones. 10 Delante de él temblará la tierra, se estremecerán los cielos; el sol y la luna se oscurecerán, y las estrellas retraerán su resplandor. 11 Y el SEÑOR dará su voz delante de su ejército; porque muchos son sus reales y fuertes, que ponen en efecto su palabra; porque grande es el día del SEÑOR, y muy terrible; ¿y quién lo podrá sufrir?
12 Por eso pues, ahora, dice el SEÑOR, convertíos a mí con todo vuestro corazón, con ayuno y lloro y llanto. 13 Y romped vuestro corazón, y no vuestros vestidos; y convertíos al SEÑOR vuestro Dios; porque misericordioso es y clemente, tardo para la ira, y grande en misericordia, y que se arrepiente del castigo. 14 ¿Quién sabe si se convertirá, y se arrepentirá, y dejará bendición tras de él, presente y libación para el SEÑOR Dios vuestro? 15 Tocad trompeta en Sion, pregonad ayuno, llamad a congregación. 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. 19 Y responderá el SEÑOR, y dirá a su pueblo: He aquí yo os envío pan, y mosto, y aceite, y seréis saciados de ellos; y nunca más os pondré en oprobio entre los gentiles. 20 Y haré alejar de vosotros al del aquilón, y lo echaré en la tierra seca y desierta; su faz será hacia el mar oriental, y su fin al mar occidental; y exhalará su hedor; y subirá su pudrición, porque se engrandeció. 21 Tierra, no temas; alégrate y gózate, porque el SEÑOR hizo grandes cosas. 22 Animales del campo, no temáis; porque los pastos del desierto reverdecerán, porque los árboles llevarán su fruto, la higuera y la vid darán sus frutos.