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Joel 2:18

    Joel 2:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then was Jehovah jealous for his land, and had pity on his people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the Lord had a care for the honour of his land and had pity on his people.

    Webster's Revision

    Then was Jehovah jealous for his land, and had pity on his people.

    World English Bible

    Then Yahweh was jealous for his land, And had pity on his people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then was the LORD jealous for his land, and had pity on his people.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 2:18

    Then will the Lord be jealous for His land - Upon repentance, all is changed. Before, God seemed set upon their destruction. It was His great army which was ready to destroy them; He was at its head, giving the word. Now He is full of tender love for them, which resents injury done to them, as done to Himself. The word might more strictly perhaps be rendered, "And the Lord is jealous" . He would show how instantaneous the mercy and love of God for His people is, restrained while they are impenitent, flowing forth upon the first tokens of repentance. The word, "jealous for," when used of God, jealous for My holy Name Ezekiel 39:25, jealous for Jerusalem, Zechariah 1:14; Zechariah 8:2, is used, when God resents evil which had been actually inflicted.