Joel 2:2
Text Analysis
3117 [e]י֧וֹם
a dayN-msc
2822 [e]חֹ֣שֶׁךְ
of darknessN-ms
653 [e]וַאֲפֵלָ֗ה
and [deep] darknessConj-w | N-fs
3117 [e]י֤וֹם
a dayN-msc
6051 [e]עָנָן֙
of cloudsN-ms
6205 [e]וַעֲרָפֶ֔ל
and thick darknessConj-w | N-ms
7837 [e]כְּשַׁ֖חַר
Like the morning [clouds]Prep-k | N-ms
6566 [e]פָּרֻ֣שׂ
5921 [e]עַל־
2022 [e]הֶֽהָרִ֑ים
the mountainsArt | N-mp
5971 [e]עַ֚ם
a people [come]N-ms
7227 [e]רַ֣ב
6099 [e]וְעָצ֔וּם
and strongConj-w | Adj-ms
3644 [e]כָּמֹ֗הוּ
the like of whomPrep | 3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֤א
1961 [e]נִֽהְיָה֙
has beenV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
4480 [e]מִן־
5769 [e]הָ֣עוֹלָ֔ם
everArt | N-ms
310 [e]וְאַֽחֲרָיו֙
and after themConj-w | Prep | 3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
3254 [e]יוֹסֵ֔ף
will there be any [such]V-Hifil-Imperf.Jus-3ms
5704 [e]עַד־
8141 [e]שְׁנֵ֖י
1755 [e]דּ֥וֹר
1755 [e]וָדֽוֹר׃
and many successiveConj-w | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
יואל 2:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
יֹ֧ום חֹ֣שֶׁךְ וַאֲפֵלָ֗ה יֹ֤ום עָנָן֙ וַעֲרָפֶ֔ל כְּשַׁ֖חַר פָּרֻ֣שׂ עַל־הֶֽהָרִ֑ים עַ֚ם רַ֣ב וְעָצ֔וּם כָּמֹ֗הוּ לֹ֤א נִֽהְיָה֙ מִן־הָ֣עֹולָ֔ם וְאַֽחֲרָיו֙ לֹ֣א יֹוסֵ֔ף עַד־שְׁנֵ֖י דֹּ֥ור וָדֹֽור׃

יואל 2:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
יום חשך ואפלה יום ענן וערפל כשחר פרש על־ההרים עם רב ועצום כמהו לא נהיה מן־העולם ואחריו לא יוסף עד־שני דור ודור׃

יואל 2:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
יום חשך ואפלה יום ענן וערפל כשחר פרש על־ההרים עם רב ועצום כמהו לא נהיה מן־העולם ואחריו לא יוסף עד־שני דור ודור׃

יואל 2:2 Hebrew Bible
יום חשך ואפלה יום ענן וערפל כשחר פרש על ההרים עם רב ועצום כמהו לא נהיה מן העולם ואחריו לא יוסף עד שני דור ודור׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, So there is a great and mighty people; There has never been anything like it, Nor will there be again after it To the years of many generations.

King James Bible
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and dense overcast, like the dawn spreading over the mountains; a great and strong people appears, such as never existed in ages past and never will again in all the generations to come.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A day of darkness. The quantity of these insects, says a French author,is incredible to all who have not themselves witnessed their astonishing numbers; the whole earth is covered with them for the space of several leagues. The noise they make in browsing on the trees and herbage may be heard at a great distance, and resembles that of an army in secret. Wherever their myriads spread, the verdure of the country disappears; trees and plants, stripped of their leaves and reduced to their naked boughs and stems, cause the dreary image of winter to succeed in an instant to the rich scenery of spring. When these clouds of locusts take their flight, to surmount any obstacles or to traverse more rapidly a desert soil, the heavens may literally be said to be obscured by them.

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Joel 3:14,15 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of …

Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness …

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment …

Isaiah 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of …

Isaiah 8:22 And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, …

Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before …

Amos 5:18-20 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for …

Zephaniah 1:14,15 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, …

Hebrews 12:18 For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that …

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, …


Amos 4:13 For, see, he that forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and …

a great.

Joel 2:5,11,25 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, …

Joel 1:6 For a nation is come up on my land, strong, and without number, whose …


Joel 1:2,3 Hear this, you old men, and give ear, all you inhabitants of the …

Exodus 10:6,14 And they shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, …

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands …

Mark 13:19 For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning …

many generations. Heb. generation and generation.

Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: …

Psalm 10:6 He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never …

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