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22 Animals of the field, don’t be afraid.
    The desert pastures will grow grass.
The trees will grow fruit.
    The fig trees and the vines will grow plenty of fruit.

23 So be happy, people of Zion.
    Be joyful in the Lord your God.
He is good and will give you rain.
    He will send the early rains and the late rains as before.
24 The threshing floors will be filled with wheat,
    and the barrels will overflow with wine and olive oil.
25 “I, the Lord, sent my army against you.
    The swarming locusts and the hopping locusts
    and the destroying locusts and the cutting locusts[a] ate everything you had.
But I will pay you back
    for those years of trouble.
26 Then you will have plenty to eat.
    You will be full.
You will praise the name of the Lord your God.
    He has done wonderful things for you.
My people will never again be ashamed.
27 You will know that I am with Israel.
    You will know that I am the Lord your God.
    There is no other God.
My people will never be ashamed again.”

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:25 swarming locusts … cutting locusts See Joel 1:4.

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