Joel 2:12

“Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turne yee euen to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Yet even now, declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But even now, says the Lord, come back to me with all your heart, keeping from food, with weeping and with sorrow:
- Basic English Bible

Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning;
- Darby Bible

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
- Webster's Bible

Yet even now, says Yahweh, "turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning."
- World English Bible

And also now -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Turn ye back unto Me with all your heart, And with fasting, and with weeping, And with lamentation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yet even now, saith the LORD, turn ye unto Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with lamentation;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Joel 2

  • A disciple
    BSP; you bring up a very important point, although I have to show you something about that. In this very chapter is described quite differently than what you say: "Let the priests the ministers of the LORD weep..saying, Spare thy people O LORD.." It is part of our duty as Christ's disciples to walk in His steps of feeling compassion and hurt WITH those suffering, to stand up for them before God.
  • BSP
    Verse 21: Those who are righteous in God's eyes will have no reason to fear these things. Jehovah God will not destroy the righteous along with the wicked.
  • Likelyb
    God is not slack concerning his promise. His promises are on condition.
    Joel 2 is a warning of the things to come if man doesn't not repent and turn from sin.
  • Juliet1
    repent because the day of The LORD coming .amen
  • Irene123
    Joel ch. 2 is prophecy for the whole world, Jew and Gentile, vs. 28-32, "...that whosoever shall call on the NAME ... and in the remnant" (gentiles). Acts 2:16-21,v22 - "... that whosoever shall call on the NAME ..., v. 22 "... JESUS... "; vs. 37-38, " men and brethren, WHAT SHALL WE DO?" "Then Peter said ... repent and be baptized in the NAME of Jesus ....."
  • Steven Massiah
    Although directed towards the inhabitants of Israel, warning of an almost invincible northern enemy, we should realize that the text has a timeless universal appeal. Personal and national abandonment of divine laws always attract severe judgement. God's preference is life and the blessings that enhance it instead of mere existence and death.

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