KJV JOE2 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJOE1.htm JOE3.htm
2:1 Blow [H8628] ye the trumpet [H7782] in Zion [H6726] , and sound an alarm [H7321] in my holy [H6944] mountain [H2022] : let all the inhabitants [H3427] of the land [H776] tremble [H7264] : for the day [H3117] of the LORD [H3068] cometh [H935] , for [it is] nigh at hand [H7138] ;(trumpet: or, cornet)
2:2 A day [H3117] of darkness [H2822] and of gloominess [H653] , a day [H3117] of clouds [H6051] and of thick darkness [H6205] , as the morning [H7837] spread [H6566] upon the mountains [H2022] : a great [H7227] people [H5971] and a strong [H6099] ; there hath not been [H1961] ever [H5769] the like, neither shall be any more [H3254] after [H310] it, [even] to the years [H8141] of many [H1755] generations [H1755] .(of many: Heb. of generation and generation)
2:3 A fire [H784] devoureth [H398] before [H6440] them; and behind [H310] them a flame [H3852] burneth [H3857] : the land [H776] [is] as the garden [H1588] of Eden [H5731] before [H6440] them, and behind [H310] them a desolate [H8077] wilderness [H4057] ; yea, and nothing shall escape [H6413] them.
2:4 The appearance [H4758] of them [is] as the appearance [H4758] of horses [H5483] ; and as horsemen [H6571] , so shall they run [H7323] .
2:5 Like the noise [H6963] of chariots [H4818] on the tops [H7218] of mountains [H2022] shall they leap [H7540] , like the noise [H6963] of a flame [H3851] of fire [H784] that devoureth [H398] the stubble [H7179] , as a strong [H6099] people [H5971] set in battle [H4421] array [H6186] .
2:6 Before their face [H6440] the people [H5971] shall be much pained [H2342] : all faces [H6440] shall gather [H6908] blackness [H6289] .(blackness: Heb. pot)
2:7 They shall run [H7323] like mighty men [H1368] ; they shall climb [H5927] the wall [H2346] like men [H582] of war [H4421] ; and they shall march [H3212] every one [H376] on his ways [H1870] , and they shall not break [H5670] their ranks [H734] :
2:8 Neither shall one [H376] thrust [H1766] another [H251] ; they shall walk [H3212] every one [H1397] in his path [H4546] : and [when] they fall [H5307] upon the sword [H7973] , they shall not be wounded [H1214] .(sword: or, dart)
2:9 They shall run to and fro [H8264] in the city [H5892] ; they shall run [H7323] upon the wall [H2346] , they shall climb up [H5927] upon the houses [H1004] ; they shall enter in [H935] at the windows [H2474] like a thief [H1590] .
2:10 The earth [H776] shall quake [H7264] before [H6440] them; the heavens [H8064] shall tremble [H7493] : the sun [H8121] and the moon [H3394] shall be dark [H6937] , and the stars [H3556] shall withdraw [H622] their shining [H5051] :
2:11 And the LORD [H3068] shall utter [H5414] his voice [H6963] before [H6440] his army [H2428] : for his camp [H4264] [is] very [H3966] great [H7227] : for [he is] strong [H6099] that executeth [H6213] his word [H1697] : for the day [H3117] of the LORD [H3068] [is] great [H1419] and very [H3966] terrible [H3372] ; and who can abide [H3557] it?
2:12 Therefore also now, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , turn [H7725] ye [even] to me with all your heart [H3824] , and with fasting [H6685] , and with weeping [H1065] , and with mourning [H4553] :
2:13 And rend [H7167] your heart [H3824] , and not your garments [H899] , and turn [H7725] unto the LORD [H3068] your God [H430] : for he [is] gracious [H2587] and merciful [H7349] , slow [H750] to anger [H639] , and of great [H7227] kindness [H2617] , and repenteth [H5162] him of the evil [H7451] .
2:14 Who knoweth [H3045] [if] he will return [H7725] and repent [H5162] , and leave [H7604] a blessing [H1293] behind [H310] him; [even] a meat offering [H4503] and a drink offering [H5262] unto the LORD [H3068] your God [H430] ?
2:15 Blow [H8628] the trumpet [H7782] in Zion [H6726] , sanctify [H6942] a fast [H6685] , call [H7121] a solemn assembly [H6116] :
2:16 Gather [H622] the people [H5971] , sanctify [H6942] the congregation [H6951] , assemble [H6908] the elders [H2205] , gather [H622] the children [H5768] , and those that suck [H3243] the breasts [H7699] : let the bridegroom [H2860] go forth [H3318] of his chamber [H2315] , and the bride [H3618] out of her closet [H2646] .
2:17 Let the priests [H3548] , the ministers [H8334] of the LORD [H3068] , weep [H1058] between the porch [H197] and the altar [H4196] , and let them say [H559] , Spare [H2347] thy people [H5971] , O LORD [H3068] , and give [H5414] not thine heritage [H5159] to reproach [H2781] , that the heathen [H1471] should rule over [H4910] them: wherefore should they say [H559] among the people [H5971] , Where [is] their God [H430] ?(rule over: or, use a byword against)
2:18 Then will the LORD [H3068] be jealous [H7065] for his land [H776] , and pity [H2550] his people [H5971] .
2:19 Yea, the LORD [H3068] will answer [H6030] and say [H559] unto his people [H5971] , Behold, I will send [H7971] you corn [H1715] , and wine [H8492] , and oil [H3323] , and ye shall be satisfied [H7646] therewith: and I will no more make [H5414] you a reproach [H2781] among the heathen [H1471] :
2:20 But I will remove far off [H7368] from you the northern [H6830] [army], and will drive [H5080] him into a land [H776] barren [H6723] and desolate [H8077] , with his face [H6440] toward the east [H6931] sea [H3220] , and his hinder part [H5490] toward the utmost [H314] sea [H3220] , and his stink [H889] shall come up [H5927] , and his ill savour [H6709] shall come up [H5927] , because he hath done [H6213] great things [H1431] .(hath: Heb. hath magnified to do)
2:21 Fear [H3372] not, O land [H127] ; be glad [H1523] and rejoice [H8055] : for the LORD [H3068] will do [H6213] great things [H1431] .(will: Heb. hath magnified to do)
2:22 Be not afraid [H3372] , ye beasts [H929] of the field [H7704] : for the pastures [H4999] of the wilderness [H4057] do spring [H1876] , for the tree [H6086] beareth [H5375] her fruit [H6529] , the fig tree [H8384] and the vine [H1612] do yield [H5414] their strength [H2428] .
2:23 Be glad [H1523] then, ye children [H1121] of Zion [H6726] , and rejoice [H8055] in the LORD [H3068] your God [H430] : for he hath given [H5414] you the former rain [H4175] moderately [H6666] , and he will cause to come down [H3381] for you the rain [H1653] , the former rain [H4175] , and the latter rain [H4456] in the first [H7223] [month].(the former rain moderately: or, a teacher of righteousness)(moderately: Heb. according to righteousness)
2:24 And the floors [H1637] shall be full [H4390] of wheat [H1250] , and the fats [H3342] shall overflow [H7783] with wine [H8492] and oil [H3323] .
2:25 And I will restore [H7999] to you the years [H8141] that the locust [H697] hath eaten [H398] , the cankerworm [H3218] , and the caterpiller [H2625] , and the palmerworm [H1501] , my great [H1419] army [H2428] which I sent [H7971] among you.
2:26 And ye shall eat [H398] in plenty [H398] , and be satisfied [H7646] , and praise [H1984] the name [H8034] of the LORD [H3068] your God [H430] , that hath dealt [H6213] wondrously [H6381] with you: and my people [H5971] shall never [H5769] be ashamed [H954] .
2:27 And ye shall know [H3045] that I [am] in the midst [H7130] of Israel [H3478] , and [that] I [am] the LORD [H3068] your God [H430] , and none else: and my people [H5971] shall never [H5769] be ashamed [H954] .
2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward [H310] , [that] I will pour out [H8210] my spirit [H7307] upon all flesh [H1320] ; and your sons [H1121] and your daughters [H1323] shall prophesy [H5012] , your old men [H2205] shall dream [H2492] dreams [H2472] , your young men [H970] shall see [H7200] visions [H2384] :
2:29 And also upon the servants [H5650] and upon the handmaids [H8198] in those days [H3117] will I pour out [H8210] my spirit [H7307] .
2:30 And I will shew [H5414] wonders [H4159] in the heavens [H8064] and in the earth [H776] , blood [H1818] , and fire [H784] , and pillars [H8490] of smoke [H6227] .
2:31 The sun [H8121] shall be turned [H2015] into darkness [H2822] , and the moon [H3394] into blood [H1818] , before [H6440] the great [H1419] and the terrible [H3372] day [H3117] of the LORD [H3068] come [H935] .
2:32 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call [H7121] on the name [H8034] of the LORD [H3068] shall be delivered [H4422] : for in mount [H2022] Zion [H6726] and in Jerusalem [H3389] shall be deliverance [H6413] , as the LORD [H3068] hath said [H559] , and in the remnant [H8300] whom the LORD [H3068] shall call [H7121] .