New American Standard Bible
Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.
King James Bible
The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
Darby Bible Translation
The earth quaketh before them; the heavens tremble; the sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
World English Bible
The earth quakes before them. The heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
Young's Literal Translation
At their face trembled hath the earth, Shaken have the heavens, Sun and moon have been black, And stars have gathered up their shining.
Joel 2:10 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The earth shall quake before them - "Not," says Jerome, "as though locusts or enemies had power to move the heavens or to shake the earth; but because, to those under trouble, for their exceeding terror, the heaven seems to fall and the earth to reel. But indeed, for the multitude of the locusts which cover the heavens, sun and moon shall be turned into darkness, and the stars shall withdraw their shining, while the cloud of locusts interrupts the light, and allows it not to reach the earth." Yet the mention of moon and stars rather suggests that something more is meant than the locusts, who, not flying by night except when they cross the sea, do not obscure either. Rather, as the next verse speaks of God's immediate, sensible, presence, this verse seems to pass from the image of the locusts to the full reality, and to say that heaven and earth should shake at the judgments of God, before He appeareth. Our Lord gives the same description of the forerunners of the Day of Judgment; "there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring, people's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven shall be shaken" Luke 21:25-26.
JOEL ii. 12, 13. Therefore also now, saith the Lord, Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. This is one of the grandest chapters in the whole Old Testament, and one which may teach us a great deal; and, above all, teach us to be thankful to God for the blessings which …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
The Holy Spirit of Promise
Whether Deeds Deadened by Sin, are Revived by Penance?
The Benefits of Christ Made Available to us by the Secret Operation of the Spirit.
"But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
"But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT,
I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;
The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.
He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
Then the earth shook and quaked; And the foundations of the mountains were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.
And it will growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress; Even the light is darkened by its clouds.
Jump to PreviousBlack Brightness Dark Darkened Earth Face Gathered Grow Heavens Lose Moon Quake Quakes Quaketh Shaken Shakes Shaking Shine Shining Sky Stars Sun Tremble Trembled Trembles Troubled Withdraw
Jump to NextBlack Brightness Dark Darkened Earth Face Gathered Grow Heavens Lose Moon Quake Quakes Quaketh Shaken Shakes Shaking Shine Shining Sky Stars Sun Tremble Trembled Trembles Troubled Withdraw
LinksJoel 2:10 NIV
Joel 2:10 NLT
Joel 2:10 ESV
Joel 2:10 NASB
Joel 2:10 KJV
Joel 2:10 Bible Apps
Joel 2:10 Biblia Paralela
Joel 2:10 Chinese Bible
Joel 2:10 French Bible
Joel 2:10 German Bible
Joel 2:10 Commentaries