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Joel 1:3

    Joel 1:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Tell you your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give the story of it to your children, and let them give it to their children, and their children to another generation.

    Webster's Revision

    Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

    World English Bible

    Tell your children about it, and have your children tell their children, and their children, another generation.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

    Definitions for Joel 1:3

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joel 1:3

    Tell ye your children of it - To heighten the effect, he still conceals the subject, and informs them that it is such as should be handed down from father to son through all generations.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 1:3

    Tell ye your children of it - In the order of God's goodness, generation was to declare to generation the wonders of His love. "He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers that they should make them known to their children, that the generation to come might know them, the children which should be born, who should arise and declare them to their children that they might ... not forget the works of God" Psalm 78:5-7. This tradition of thankful memories God, as the Psalmist says, enforced in the law; "Take heed to thyself, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, but teach them thy sons and thy sons' sons" (Deuteronomy 4:9; add Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Deuteronomy 11:19). This was the end of the memorial acts of the ritual, that their sons might inquire the meaning of them, the fathers tell them God's wonders Deuteronomy 6:20-24. Now contrariwise, they are, generation to generation, to tell concerning it, this message of unheard-of woe and judgment. The memory of God's deeds of love should have stirred them to gratitude; now He transmits to them memories of woe, that they might entreat God against them, and break off the sins which entail them.
    Book: Joel