Joel-Yahaveh is God
-"prophesy stimulated by a ruinous invasion of locusts…even though the Lord might punish them severely, he would afterward restore them and pour out his Spirit on all people…day of Pentecost(Acts 2:17)"(Zondervan KJV)-Joel’s pen, not words-Acts 1:16 similar fact on David
Chapter 1
-1:1-4-"The Word of the Lord…Joel the son of Pethuel[the vision of God]…Tell ye your children…That which the palmerworm["This is named first of four different stages of the locust. English=hairy caterpillar; Heb. gazam, or the gnawer. The pupa stage. locust. Heb. ‘arbeh=the swarmer. The imago stage. cankerworm. Heb. yelek=the devourer. caterpillar. Heb. hasil=the consumer. The larva stage. Cp. 2:25, and Nah. 3:15, 16. The Heb. reads:-‘Gnawer’s remnant, Swarmer eats: Swarmer’s remnant, Devourer eats; Devourer’s remnant, Consumer eats.’" Companion Bible]hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten"-Compare Ps. 78:3-8; Deut. 4:9; 6:6, 7; 11:19; 28:38-symbolic of Satan’s Army
-1:5-"Awake…drunkards…new wine["Heb. asis"Comp.]…cut off from your mouth"-Cp. Is. 32:10
-1:6-"a nation["Dan. 11. Put for the great destroying powers which are symbolized in v. 4 by the locusts"Comp.]is come up upon my land…teeth of a lion"-Cp. Prov. 30:23; Rev.9
-1:7-"laid my vine waste, and barked["reduced to splinters or chips. Heb. kezaphah…The root is connected with foam, cp. Hos. 10:7"Comp.]my fig tree…clean bare…the branches thereof are made white"-Cp. Is. 5:1-6; 27:2; Ps. 80:8, 14; Hos. 9:10; 10:1; Matt. 21:19; Luke 13:6, 7
-1:9-12-"The meat offering["Heb. minchah…Lev. 2"Comp.]and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the Lord…priests…mourn[more than milk is needed]…field[world] is wasted["Heb. shuddad…sadeh"Comp.]…the corn is wasted: the new wine["Heb. tirosh"Comp.]is dried up, the oil languisheth. Be ye ashamedhusbandmen…because the harvest of the field is perished. The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth…all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men["Heb. adam"Comp.]"-Cp. Ex. 29:40; Lev. 23:13; Num. 3:6; 15:3-10; Is. 24:11; Jer. 48:33
-1:13-"Gird yourselves…lie all night in sackcloth["mourning; cp. 2 Sam. 12:16"Comp.]-Cp. Jer. 4:8
-1:14-"Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly["a day of restraint. Heb. azarah…2 Kings 10:20; and Isa. 1:13…(Lev. 23:36. Num. 29:35. Deut. 16:8)where the fem. form azereth is used…2 Chron. 7:9. Neh. 8:18"Comp.], gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord"-Cp. 2 Chr. 20:3 
-1:15-"the day of the Lord is at hand…as a destruction from the Almighty["Heb. keshod mishshaddai=mighty destruction from the Almighty. Cp. Is. 13:6. the Almighty=the All-bountiful. Heb. Shaddai…similar to ‘the wrath of the Lamb'(Rev. 6:16, 17)"Comp.]"-Cp. Jer. 30:7; Is. 2:12
-1:16-"Is not the meat cut off…from the house of our God?"-Cp. Deut. 12:6, 7
-1:19-"O Lord, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field"-Cp. Ps. 50:15
-1:20-"for the rivers["waters of the Aphikim. See note on ‘channels’, 2 Sam. 22:16" Comp.]of waters are dried up"

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