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Joel 3:15

    Joel 3:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sun and the moon have become dark, and the stars keep back their shining.

    Webster's Revision

    The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

    World English Bible

    The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joel 3:15

    The sun and the moon shall be darkened - High and mighty states shall be eclipsed, and brought to ruin, and the stars - petty states, princes, and governors - shall withdraw their shining; withhold their influence and tribute from the kingdoms to which they have belonged, and set up themselves as independent governors.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 3:15

    The sun and the moon shall be darkened - This may be, either that they shall be outshone by the brightness of the glory of Christ, or that they themselves shall undergo a change, whereof the darkness at the Crucifixion was an image. An ancient writer says ; "As in the dispensation of the Cross the sun failing, there was darkness over all the earth, so when the 'sign of the Son of man' appeareth in heaven in the Day of Judgment, the light of the sun and moon and stars shall fail, consumed, as it were by the great might of that sign." And as the failure of the light of the sun at our Lord's Passion betokened the shame of nature at the great sin of man, so, at the Day of Judgment, it sets before us the awfulness of God's judgments, as though "it dared not behold the severity of Him who judgeth and returneth every man's work upon his own head;" as though "every creature, in the sufferings of others, feared the judgment on itself."