Joel 2:31

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Sunne shall be turned into darkenesse, and the Moone into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah cometh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sun will be made dark and the moon turned to blood, before the great day of the Lord comes, a day to be feared.
- Basic English Bible

The sun shall be changed to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah come.
- Darby Bible

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD shall come.
- Webster's Bible

The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Yahweh comes.
- World English Bible

The sun is turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, Before the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:4) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joel 2:31


2:31 The sun - Having mentioned the prodigies which were to be wrought on earth, he now specifies what shall be done in heaven. The terrible day - The unholy day of the destruction of Jerusalem; typifying the day of judgment.


Discussion for Joel 2

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    DANIEL 12:12 ! BELOVED JUDAH HOLY ZION COMES FIRST IN THESE LATTER DAYS OF THE GENTILES IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD ! THE TRUE TEMPLE IS MADE IS MADE WITHOUT HANDS {CHRIST IN YOU / SPEAKING IN TONGUES} IN THIS LATTER DAYS OF GODS PROMISE UNTO HIS CHOSEN ELECT TO ENTER INTO OUR BLESSED LORDS SHEEPFOLD ! BOTH JEW AND GENTILE UNITED IN ONE CHRIST YESHUA GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH AMEN INDEED ! SHALOM !
  • A disciple
    "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:" By all the writings of the Apostles and Prophets, and ALL the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ tell us plainly that we are appointed to humiliation and persecution, to fill up the sufferings of Christ in His body, and show our faith through the doctrine of the cross. "Before all these things, THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON YOU..."
  • 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.
  • Juliet1
    repent because the day of The LORD coming .amen
  • Irene123
    V.25 - I, read and heard this used in preaching, but not really expounded upon - until tonight at Bible study. I've been back with the Lord now for 2 1/2 yrs; backslid forv34 yrs. So, my 2 boys grew up without the Lord; just drugs 'n alcohol. Tonight it was explained these are the yrs. the cankerworm, locust, palmerworm have taken - THAT CAN NOW BE RESTORED!!! Thank-you Jesus.

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