Joel 1

Joel 2

Joel 1:4-2:11 // uses the illustration of God allowing relentless symbolic insects to strip his people bare

Joel 2:12 // God’s people have left him and he asks them to come back to him with all their hearts

Joel 2:25 // When God’s people return to him with all their hearts, Jehovah makes compensation to them

Joel 2:28,29 talk about conditions during the 1,000 year reign of Jesus.

Joel 2:30-32 repeat somewhat verses 10 and 11.

Joel 1:6-8 “For there is a nation that has come up into my land, mighty and without number. Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the jawbones of a lion. It has set my vine as an object of astonishment, and my fig tree as a stump. It has positively stripped it bare and thrown [it] away. The twigs of it have become white. Wail, as a virgin girded with sackcloth does over the owner of her youth.” // Compare Isaiah 10:16-22; 57:11-13; Revelation 11:2,3

Joel 2:12-14 “And now also,” the utterance of Jehovah is, “come back to me with all YOUR hearts, and with fasting and with weeping and with wailing. And rip apart YOUR hearts, and not YOUR garments; and come back to Jehovah YOUR God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness, and he will certainly feel regret on account of the calamity. Who is there knowing whether he will turn back and actually feel regret and let remain after it a blessing, a grain offering and a drink offering for Jehovah YOUR God?” – Revelation 11:2,3 Malachi 3:5,6

Joel 3