New Living Translation
Fear grips all the people; every face grows pale with terror.
King James Bible
Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
Darby Bible Translation
Before them the peoples are in anguish: all faces turn pale.
World English Bible
At their presence the peoples are in anguish. All faces have grown pale.
Young's Literal Translation
From its face pained are peoples, All faces have gathered paleness.
Joel 2:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:6 Blackness - Such as is the colour of dead men, or the dark paleness of men frightened into swoons.
LibraryPeriod I: the Imperial State Church of the Undivided Empire, or Until the Death of Theodosius the Great, 395
The history of the Church in the first period of the second division of the history of ancient Christianity has to deal primarily with three lines of development, viz.: first, the relation of the Church to the imperial authority and the religious forces of the times, whereby the Church became established as the sole authorized religion of the Empire, and heathenism and heresy were prohibited by law; secondly, the development of the doctrinal system of the Church until the end of the Arian controversy, …
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History
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and people are terrified. Pangs of anguish grip them, like those of a woman in labor. They look helplessly at one another, their faces aflame with fear.
I hurt with the hurt of my people. I mourn and am overcome with grief.
Now let me ask you a question: Do men give birth to babies? Then why do they stand there, ashen-faced, hands pressed against their sides like a woman in labor?
Soon the city is plundered, empty, and ruined. Hearts melt and knees shake. The people stand aghast, their faces pale and trembling.
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