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14 Who knows? He will turn back and relent, will he not,
    leaving behind a blessing,
        even a grain offering and drink offering for the Lord your God?”

A Public Call to a Solemn Assembly

15 “Sound the ram’s horn in Zion!
    Dedicate a fast and call for a solemn assembly!
16 Gather the people!
    Dedicate the congregation!
Bring in the elders.
    Gather the youngsters
        and even the nursing infants.
Call the bridegroom from his wedding preparations,[a]
    and the bride from her dressing room.

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  1. Joel 2:16 Lit. Bring out the bridegroom from his wedding chamber