Joel 2:22
New International Version
Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches.

New Living Translation
Don’t be afraid, you animals of the field, for the wilderness pastures will soon be green. The trees will again be filled with fruit; fig trees and grapevines will be loaded down once more.

English Standard Version
Fear not, you beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness are green; the tree bears its fruit; the fig tree and vine give their full yield.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be afraid, O beasts of the field, for the open pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and vine yield their best.

King James Bible
Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

New King James Version
Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.

New American Standard Bible
Do not fear, animals of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has produced its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.

NASB 1995
Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.

NASB 1977
Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.

Amplified Bible
Do not be afraid, you animals of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green; The tree has produced its fruit, And the fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.

Christian Standard Bible
Don’t be afraid, wild animals, for the wilderness pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be afraid, wild animals, for the wilderness pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.

American Standard Version
Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth its fruit, the fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not fear animals of the wilderness because new grass has sprouted in the dwellings of the wilderness and the tree has yielded its fruit and the vine and the fig tree yielded their might

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be of good courage, ye beasts of the plain, for the plains of the wilderness have budded, for the trees have borne their fruit, the fig tree and the vine have yielded their strength.

Contemporary English Version
and wild animals to stop being afraid. Grasslands are green again; fruit trees and fig trees are loaded with fruit. Grapevines are covered with grapes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fear not, ye beasts of the fields: for the beautiful places of the wilderness are sprung, for the tree hath brought forth its fruit, the fig tree, and the vine have yielded their strength.

English Revised Version
Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

Good News Translation
Animals, don't be afraid. The pastures are green; the trees bear their fruit, and there are plenty of figs and grapes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wild animals, do not be afraid. The pastures in the wilderness have turned green. The trees have produced their fruit. There are plenty of figs and grapes.

International Standard Version
Stop being afraid, beasts of the field, because the desert pastures will bloom, the trees will bear their fruit, and the fig tree and vine will deliver their wealth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field; For the pastures of the wilderness do spring, For the tree beareth its fruit, The fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength.

Literal Standard Version
Do not fear, O livestock of the field! For pastures of a wilderness have sprung up, "" For the tree has borne its fruit, "" Fig tree and vine have given their strength!

NET Bible
Do not fear, wild animals! For the pastures of the wilderness are again green with grass. Indeed, the trees bear their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield to their fullest.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be afraid, you animals of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness spring up, for the tree bears its fruit. The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.

World English Bible
Don't be afraid, you animals of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness spring up, for the tree bears its fruit. The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not fear, O cattle of the field! For sprung forth have pastures of a wilderness, For the tree hath borne its fruit, Fig-tree and vine have given their strength!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Restoration Promised
21Do not be afraid, O land; rejoice and be glad, for the LORD has done great things. 22Do not be afraid, O beasts of the field, for the open pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and vine yield their best. 23Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God, for He has given you the autumn rains for your vindication. He sends you showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.…

Cross References
Psalm 65:12
The pastures of the wilderness overflow; the hills are robed with joy.

Psalm 65:13
The pastures are clothed with flocks, and the valleys are decked with grain. They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing.


Treasury of Scripture

Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree bears her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

afraid.

Joel 1:18-20
How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate…

Psalm 36:6
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

Psalm 104:11-14,27-29
They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst…

for the pastures.

Joel 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.

Psalm 65:12
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

Isaiah 51:3
For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

for the tree.

Leviticus 26:4,5
Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit…

Psalm 67:6
Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

Psalm 107:35-38
He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings…

yield.

Genesis 4:12
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

1 Corinthians 3:7
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.









Verse 22. - Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field. The dumb animals had groaned in distress for food, but now they too have cause to rejoice, and are here called on to do so; and the suitable cause in their case is also specified. It is as follows: For the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. He thus specifies the ground of gladness in their case also, pointing to the fresh green of the pastures and the fruit hanging in rich abundance and variety on the trees. The fruits of vines and fig trees are net, it is true, the food of the beasts of the fields; but the revival of vegetation in trees, the higher and larger growths, the chief factor in which is moisture, comprehends the revival of the smaller growths of herbs, grasses, and plants, the proper sustenance of cattle. Kimchi's explanation is that "as the tree bears its fruit in the inhabited part of the world, so in the wilderness the places of pasture grow green." Aben Ezra, who never loses an opportunity of directing attention to contrasts wherever they exist, contrasts "Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field," in this verse with "the beasts of the field cry also unto thee" at the close of the preceding chapter; also "the pastures of the wilderness do spring" with "the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness;" likewise "the tree beareth her fruit" with "all the trees of the field are withered." It has been observed that all plants, even shrubs and trees, spring up at the first as the fresh young juicy green of plants, דֶּשֶׁא; then they develop into ירֶקֶ or חָצִיר, grass: into herb, עֵשֶׂב; and into tree, שָׂרַי עֵצ is not the plural for שָׂדִים, but singular, after the analogy of שָׁמַי (Psalm 96:12). Nasaperi, equivalent to "lift up, bear," is more poetical than asah peri, equivalent to "make fruit;" so in Latin, surgunt fruges. The expression, "yield their strength," puts the cause for the effect; the strength of the tree produces the fruit and centres in it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

be afraid,
תִּֽירְאוּ֙ (tî·rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

O beasts
בַּהֲמ֣וֹת (ba·hă·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

of the field,
שָׂדַ֔י (śā·ḏay)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the open
מִדְבָּ֑ר (miḏ·bār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

pastures
נְא֣וֹת (nə·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4999: Habitation, house, pasture, pleasant place

have turned green,
דָשְׁא֖וּ (ḏā·šə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1876: To sprout, shoot, grow green

the trees
עֵץ֙ (‘êṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

bear
נָשָׂ֣א (nā·śā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

their fruit,
פִרְי֔וֹ (p̄ir·yōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6529: Fruit

and the fig tree
תְּאֵנָ֥ה (tə·’ê·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

and vine
וָגֶ֖פֶן (wā·ḡe·p̄en)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1612: A vine, the grape

yield
נָתְנ֥וּ (nā·ṯə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to their fullest.
חֵילָֽם׃ (ḥê·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2426: An army, an intrenchment


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