23 Be glad, people of Zion,
    rejoice(A) in the Lord your God,
for he has given you the autumn rains
    because he is faithful.(B)
He sends you abundant showers,(C)
    both autumn(D) and spring rains,(E) as before.
24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
    the vats will overflow(F) with new wine(G) and oil.

25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts(H) have eaten(I)
    the great locust and the young locust,
    the other locusts and the locust swarm[a]
my great army(J) that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,(K)
    and you will praise(L) the name of the Lord your God,
    who has worked wonders(M) for you;
never again will my people be shamed.(N)
27 Then you will know(O) that I am in Israel,
    that I am the Lord(P) your God,
    and that there is no other;
never again will my people be shamed.(Q)

The Day of the Lord

28 “And afterward,
    I will pour out my Spirit(R) on all people.(S)
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,(T)
    your old men will dream dreams,(U)
    your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants,(V) both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days.(W)
30 I will show wonders in the heavens(X)
    and on the earth,(Y)
    blood and fire and billows of smoke.
31 The sun will be turned to darkness(Z)
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.(AA)
32 And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord(AB) will be saved;(AC)
for on Mount Zion(AD) and in Jerusalem
    there will be deliverance,(AE)
    as the Lord has said,
even among the survivors(AF)
    whom the Lord calls.[b](AG)

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:25 The precise meaning of the four Hebrew words used here for locusts is uncertain.
  2. Joel 2:32 In Hebrew texts 2:28-32 is numbered 3:1-5.