Joel 2:18

“Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joel 2:18

Then will the Lord be iealous for his land, and pitie his people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD will be zealous for His land And will have pity on His people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then was Jehovah jealous for his land, and had pity on his people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Lord had a care for the honour of his land and had pity on his people.
- Basic English Bible

Then Jehovah will be jealous for his land, and will have pity on his people.
- Darby Bible

Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
- Webster's Bible

Then Yahweh was jealous for his land, And had pity on his people.
- World English Bible

And let Jehovah be zealous for His land, And have pity on His people.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then was the LORD jealous for His land, and had pity on His people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joel 2:18

Wesley's Notes for Joel 2:18

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.

2:20 The northern army - That part of the locusts which are toward the north. With his face - The van of this army shall be driven into the dead sea, east of Jerusalem. The hinder part - The rear of this army shall be driven into the west sea. His stink - The stench of these locusts destroying and lying putrified on the face of the earth, or the corpses of the Assyrians slain and unburied.

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