Joel 2

Joel Chapter 2
-2:1-9-"sound an alarm in my holy mountain["mountain of My sanctuary"Comp.]…day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds…fire devoureth before them…the land is as the garden of Eden[Gen. 2:8, 13:10; Isa. 51:3; Ezek. 36:35]before them, and behond them a desolate wilderness[Ps. 107:34]…nothing shall escape them…appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run…noise of chariots…they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble…all faces shall gather blackness["paleness"Comp.]…they shall walk every one in his path…fall upon the sword["weapons. Heb. shelach=missiles…2 Chron. 23:10; 32:5. Neh. 4:17, 23…Job 33:18; 36:12; Song. 4:13"Comp.], they shall not be wounded…they shall enter in at the windows like a thief["A thief is a man(not an insect); so are these. Cp. Matt. 24:43, 44. Luke 12:39. 1 Thess. 5:2. 2 Pet. 3:10"Comp.]"-Cp. Jer 4:5, 9:21; Num. 10:5, 9; Obad 15; Rev 9; John 10:1; Zeph 1:14, 15; Amos 5:18, 20; Hab. 1:8
-2:10-11-"earth shall quake…heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark…the Lord shall utter his voice before his army…he is strong that executeth his word"-Cp. Jer. 10:10, 25:30, 30:7; Mat. 24:29; Is 13:10; Ezek 32:7, 8; Acts 2:20; Rev 6:12; Num 24:23; Amos 5:18; Mal 3:2; Zeph 1:14-15
-2:12-13-"turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart…and turn ye unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful"-Cp. Ps 34:18; Gen 37:34; 2 Sam 1:11; Hos 14:1; Deut 6:5; Ps 34:18; 51:17; 86:5, 15; 103:8; 145:8; Ex 34:6-7; Num 14:18; 2 Chr 30:9; Neh 9:17, 31
-2:14-"return and repent, and leave a blessing["a new harvest. Cp. Isa. 65:8"Comp.]…a meat offering and a drink offering"-Cp. Josh 14:12; 2 Ki. 19:4; Hag. 2:19
-2:15-"Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly"-Cp. Num 10:3
-2:17-"let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet["bridal canopy…Ps. 19:5 and Isa. 4:5…Heb, chuppah"Comp.]. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep"-Cp. Ezek. 8:16
-2:18-"Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people"-Cp. Zech 1:14; Is 60:10
-2:19-28-"I will send you corn[Mal. 3:11, 12]and wine["tirosh"Comp.], and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: But I will remove far off from you the northern army[locusts-"The armies of Rev. 9, Dan 11"Comp.], and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea["Dead Sea. Cp. Ezek. 47:18. Zech. 14:18"Comp.], and his hinder part toward the utmost sea["Great Sea…Deut. 11:24; 34:2…Zech. 14:8"Comp.], and his stink shall come up, because he["The invader, the antichrist or beast of Dan. 7 and 8"Comp.]hath done great things["he magnified himself to do great things. Cp. Dan. 8:9-11; 11:36"Comp.]…the Lord will do great things. Be not afraid…the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength…I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed…I will pour out my spirit[the Holy Spirit]…your sons and yours daughters shall prophesy"-Cp. Ezk 37:26-28; 39:29; Zech 12:10; Acts 2:4, 17; Gal 3:28
-2:29-"servants…handmaids"-Gal. 3:28-"Any whom God might call"Comp.
-2:30-"wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke"-Cp. Mt 24:29
-2:31-"sun…darkness…moon into blood, before the…day of the Lord come"-Is 13:9, 10; Mal. 4:5
-2:32-"it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call"-Rom 10:13; 11:26; Isa 46:13; 59:20; Obad 17; Zech 14:1-5

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