Joel 2:30

“And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will shew wonders in the heauens, and in the earth, blood and fire, and pillars of smoke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will let wonders be seen in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
- Basic English Bible

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
- Darby Bible

And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
- Webster's Bible

I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, fire, and pillars of smoke.
- World English Bible

And I have given wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, Blood and fire, and columns of smoke.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:3) And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joel 2:30


2:30 Wonders - They who read what historians report of these times, will see this fulfilled in the very letter. Blood - Possibly eruption of blood, as some fountains have been reported to have run with blood, prefiguring the great effusion of blood by the sword, and wars following. Fire - Either breaking out of the earth, or lightning in the air.


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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