The Coming Day of the Lord
1Behold, #See Joel 1:15a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. 2For #Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and #[Luke 21:24] the city shall be taken #Isa. 13:16 and the houses plundered #Lam. 5:11 and the women raped. #ch. 13:8; [Matt. 24:40, 41]Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3#[ch. 12:9]Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. 4#[ver. 1]; See ch. 12:3 On that day his feet shall stand #[Ezek. 11:23] on #2 Sam. 15:30 the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and #2 Sam. 15:30 the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by #[ver. 10]a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. 5And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from #Amos 1:1the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.#14:5 Other Hebrew manuscripts you
6 # [See ver. 4 above] On that day #[Isa. 60:19; Rev. 21:23]there shall be #[Isa. 60:19; Rev. 21:23]no light, cold, or frost.#14:6 Compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain 7#Rev. 21:25 And there shall be a unique#14:7 Hebrew one day, #Matt. 24:36 which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but #[Isa. 30:26]at evening time there shall be light.
8 # [See ver. 4 above] On that day #John 4:10; Rev. 22:1; [Isa. 33:21; Ezek. 47:1; Joel 3:18] living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to #Joel 2:20 the eastern sea#14:8 That is, the Dead Sea and half of them to #Joel 2:20 the western sea.#14:8 That is, the Mediterranean Sea #[Isa. 33:16]It shall continue in summer as in winter.
9And #Ps. 47:7; [ver. 16, 17; Mal. 1:14] the Lord will be king over all the earth. #[ver. 1]; See ch. 12:3 On that day the Lord will be #Eph. 4:5, 6 one and #[ch. 13:2]his name one.
10 # [ver. 4; Isa. 40:4] The whole land shall be turned into a plain from #Josh. 18:24 Geba to #Josh. 15:32 Rimmon south of Jerusalem. But #Isa. 2:2 Jerusalem shall remain aloft #ch. 12:6; [ch. 2:4] on its site from #See Jer. 37:13 the Gate of Benjamin to the place of the former gate, to #Jer. 31:38 the Corner Gate, and from #Neh. 3:1; Jer. 31:38the Tower of Hananel to the king’s winepresses. 11And it shall be inhabited, for #Rev. 22:3 there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction.#14:11 The Hebrew term rendered decree of utter destruction refers to things devoted (or set apart) to the Lord (or by the Lord) for destruction #[Jer. 23:6]Jerusalem shall dwell in security.
12And this shall be #[ver. 15, 18]the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
13And #See ch. 12:3 on that day a great panic from the Lord shall fall on them, so that #Hag. 2:22; [1 Sam. 14:20]each will seize the hand of another, and the hand of the one will be raised against the hand of the other. 14Even #[ch. 12:2] Judah will fight at Jerusalem.#14:14 Or against Jerusalem And #[Ezek. 39:10]the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be collected, gold, silver, and garments in great abundance. 15And #[ver. 12]a plague like this plague shall fall on the horses, the mules, the camels, the donkeys, and whatever beasts may be in those camps.
16Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem #See ch. 8:21 shall go up year after year to worship #[ver. 9] the King, the Lord of hosts, and #[Nah. 1:15]; See Lev. 23:34 to keep #See Lev. 23:39-43the Feast of Booths. 17And if #Isa. 60:12 any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship #[See ver. 16 above] the King, the Lord of hosts, #See 1 Kgs. 17:1there will be no rain on them. 18And if the family of Egypt does not go up and present themselves, then on them there shall be no rain;#14:18 Hebrew lacks rain there shall be #[See ver. 15 above] the plague with which the Lord afflicts the nations that do not go up #[See ver. 16 above]to keep the Feast of Booths. 19This shall be the punishment to Egypt and the punishment to all the nations that do not go up #[See ver. 16 above]to keep the Feast of Booths.
20And #See ch. 12:3 on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, #Ex. 28:36; Isa. 23:18; Mic. 4:13“Holy to the Lord.” And the pots in the house of the Lord shall be as the bowls before the altar. 21And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be #[See ver. 20 above] holy to the Lord of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the meat of the sacrifice in them. And #Ezek. 44:9; See Joel 3:17 there shall no longer be #[Deut. 7:1, 2] a trader#14:21 Or Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts #[See ver. 20 above]on that day.