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Joel 2:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And I will shew wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And I will set forth wonders in the heavens, and in the earth,—blood, and fire, and columns of smoke:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And I have given wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, Blood and fire, and columns of smoke.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I will shew wonders in heaven; and in earth, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And I will shew wonders in the heauens, and in the earth, blood and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And I will shew wonders in heaven, and upon the earth, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And I will shew 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
wonders 4159
{4159} Prime
מוֹפֶת
mowpheth
{mo-faith'}
From H3302 in the sense of conspicuousness; a miracle; by implication a token or omen.
in the heavens 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
and in the earth, 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
blood, 1818
{1818} Prime
דָּם
dam
{dawm}
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
and fire, 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
and pillars 8490
{8490} Prime
תִּימָרָה
tiymarah
{tee-maw-raw'}
From the same as H8558; a column, that is, cloud.
of smoke. 6227
{6227} Prime
עָשָׁן
`ashan
{aw-shawn'}
From H6225; smoke, literally or figuratively (vapor, dust, anger).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Joel 2:30-31

_ _ As Messiah’s manifestation is full of joy to believers, so it has an aspect of wrath to unbelievers, which is represented here. Thus when the Jews received Him not in His coming of grace, He came in judgment on Jerusalem. Physical prodigies, massacres, and conflagrations preceded its destruction [Josephus, Wars of the Jews]. To these the language here may allude; but the figures chiefly symbolize political revolutions and changes in the ruling powers of the world, prognosticated by previous disasters (Amos 8:9; Matthew 24:29; Luke 21:25-27), and convulsions such as preceded the overthrow of the Jewish polity. Such shall probably occur in a more appalling degree before the final destruction of the ungodly world (“the great and terrible day of Jehovah,” compare Malachi 4:5), of which Jerusalem’s overthrow is the type and earnest.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Joel 2:28-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Joel 2:30

Wonders — They who read what historians report of these times, will see this fulfilled in the very letter. Blood — Possibly eruption of blood, as some fountains have been reported to have run with blood, prefiguring the great effusion of blood by the sword, and wars following. Fire — Either breaking out of the earth, or lightning in the air.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Joel 2:30

And I will shew (s) wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

(s) He warns the faithful what terrible things would come, with the intent that they should not look for continual quietness in this world: and yet in all these troubles he would preserve them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I will:

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Luke 21:25-26 And 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; ... Men'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.
Acts 2:19-20 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: ... The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
Revelation 6:12-17 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; ... For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

pillars:

Genesis 19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Joshua 8:20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.
Judges 20:38 Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise up out of the city.
Judges 20:40 But when the flame began to arise up out of the city with a pillar of smoke, the Benjamites looked behind them, and, behold, the flame of the city ascended up to heaven.
Song of Songs 3:6 Who [is] this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
Revelation 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Revelation 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city!
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Gn 19:28. Jsh 8:20. Jg 20:38, 40. So 3:6. Mt 24:29. Mk 13:24. Lk 21:11, 25. Ac 2:19. Rv 6:12; 18:9, 18.

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