Joel 2:28

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall come to passe afterward, that I will powre out my Spirit vpon all flesh, and your sonnes and your daughters shall prophecie, your old men shall dreame dreames, your yong men shall see visions.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after that, it will come about, says the Lord, that I will send my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, your old men will have dreams, your young men will see visions:
- Basic English Bible

And it shall come to pass afterwards [that] I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
- Darby Bible

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
- Webster's Bible

It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.
- World English Bible

And it hath come to pass afterwards, I do pour out My Spirit on all flesh, And prophesied have your sons and your daughters, Your old men do dream dreams, Your young men do see visions.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:1) And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joel 2:28


2:28 Afterward - After the return out of Babylon, after the various troubles and salvations by which these may know that I am the Lord. I will pour - In extraordinary gifts on the first preachers of the gospel, and in various graces to all believers. Upon all flesh - Before these gifts were confined to one particular nation; but now they shall be enlarged to all nations, and all that believe. Shall prophesy - This was in part fulfilled according to the letter in the first days of the gospel; but the promise means farther, by pouring out of the spirit on your sons and your daughters, they shall have as full a knowledge of the mysteries of God's law, as prophets before time had. Shalt dream dreams - This also was literally fulfilled in the apostles days. But it may mean farther, the knowledge of God and his will, shall abound among all ranks, sexes and ages in the Messiah's days, and not only equal, but surpass all that formerly was by prophesy, dreams, or visions.


Discussion for Joel 2:28

  • PastorDan for verse 28
    Not making reference to what this text me but when I think of the state of mind in some of our churches this that scripture came to mind and the thought is the work of the church in the last days spreading the word not building in a since the kingdom is already built we as believers just need to fill it. Yes ia can say God is pouring it out but the church seems to be keeping it to our selves.
  • E money for verse 28
    I think it means that in the last days before Jesus returns for his church there will be a great revival. Visions and dreams will be given unto many to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. This revival will give millions possibly billions the oportunity to accept Christ before his return for church rapture . The revival will come after the great earthquake, east coast tsunami, and war between Israel, Iran, and arab nations Psalm 83 .
  • Nkateko for verse 28
    I think on the last days which is now God exposes everything through dreams,visions as well as prophecy he does not leave us in darkness ,exposes the root cause of our problems and show us the wayforward
  • Adetayo for verse 28
    all i wanna say is thank you FATHER,JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD. and thanks KJV bible online for these wonderful space and experience to share Gods glory.
  • Unknown101 for verse 28
    I think the dream stated in Joel, is about things that are going happen when Lord God will come.
  • Tom Elmore for verse 28
    With respect to all and "thanks for asking what I think," I'd say it doesn't matter much what I think. Here's why: In Acts 2, after the clearly supernatural, observable and undeniable manifestation of the spirit of God and the preaching of the gospel which was miraculously understood by "men of every nation under heaven" who had come to Jerusalem to worship on Pentecost, Peter the Apostle explained: "This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel...," going on to quote the passage above precisely. What happened there was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel, as predicted by Jesus himself when he instructed his apostles after his death to "tarry in Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high..."

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