Joel 1:14

“Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sanctifie yee a fast: call a solemne assembly: gather the Elders, and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry vnto the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a solemn assembly; Gather the elders {And} all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the old men `and' all the inhabitants of the land unto the house of Jehovah your God, and cry unto Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let a time be fixed for going without food, have a holy meeting, let the old men, even all the people of the land, come together to the house of the Lord your God, crying out to the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Hallow a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, gather the elders, [and] all the inhabitants of the land to the house of Jehovah your God, and cry unto Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry to the LORD,
- Webster's Bible

Sanctify a fast. Call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders, and all the inhabitants of the land, to the house of Yahweh, your God, and cry to Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Sanctify a fast, proclaim a restraint, Gather the elders -- all the inhabitants of the land, [Into] the house of Jehovah your God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land unto the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joel 1:14


1:14 Sanctify ye - Ye priests, set apart a day wherein to afflict yourselves, confess your sins, and sue out your pardon. Into the house - The courts of the temple, where the people were wont to pray.


Discussion for Joel 1:14

  • Chigozirim for verse 14
    Confession , repentance and prayers is what makes a fast acceptable before God. Therefore any solemn assembly without genuine repentance and confession from the heart is a wasted time and energy. As good as fasting, but if it is not done properly is mere starvation.
  • Faithfull for verse 14
    Joel 1 14 Sanctify ye a fast call a solemn assembly gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God and cry unto the LORD Declare unto your region a fast unto God to redeem you from your hopelessness And to return into the house of the Lord to let Him know you want His Holy Words
  • Dr.D.Vetha Roy for verse 14
    Mere fasting will not sanctify any one,instead a combination of confession and prayer will sanctify the fasting which will lead to the sanctification of our souls.

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