“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:”
King James Version (KJV)
2:13 And repenteth him - He turneth from executing the fierceness of his wrath.
2:14 He will return - God doth not move from one place to another; but when he withholds his blessings, he is said to withdraw himself. And so when he gives out his blessing, he is said to return. And leave a blessing behind him - Cause the locusts to depart before they have eaten up all that is in the land.
2:16 The children - Though they understand little what is done, yet their cities ascend, and God with pity looks on their tears. These that suck - Their cries and tears may perhaps move the congregation to more earnest supplication to God for mercy. So the Ninevites, #Jonah 3:7|,8. The bridegroom - Let the new married man leave the mirth of the nuptials and afflict himself with the rest.
2:17 The porch - That stately porch built by Solomon, #1Kings 6:3|. The altar - The altar of burnt - offering, which stood at some distance from this porch, and here are the priests commanded to stand, fasting and praying, whence they might be heard and seen by the people in the next court, in which the people were wont to pray. To reproach - Famine, though by locusts is a reproach to this thine heritage; it will be greater reproach to be slaves to the nations signified by the locusts, therefore in mercy deliver us from both one and the other.
¶ Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctifie a fast, call a solemne assembly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly,
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly;
- American Standard Version (1901)
Let a horn be sounded in Zion, let a time be fixed for going without food, have a holy meeting:
- Basic English Bible
Blow the trumpet in Zion, hallow a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly;
- Darby Bible
Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
- Webster's Bible
Blow the trumpet in Zion! Sanctify a fast. Call a solemn assembly.
- World English Bible
Blow ye a trumpet in Zion, Sanctify a fast -- proclaim a restraint.
- Youngs Literal Bible
Blow the horn in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible