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Joel

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A. Joel 1:1Joel 1:1
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Joel 1 1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.  

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Joel 2:17Joel 2:17
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17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? rule over: or, use a byword against  

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. The Day of the LORD’s judgment and power.

1. The plague of locusts.
2. Description of the devastation.
3. The symbol of the day of Jehovah.
4. The call for prayer and repentance.

B. Joel 2:18Joel 2:18
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18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.  

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Joel 3:21Joel 3:21
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21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion. for the...: or, even I the LORD that  

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. The LORD’s promised response.

1. Joel 2:18Joel 2:18
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18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.  

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-27. Material blessings—rain and harvest—promised.

2. Joel 2:28-32Joel 2:28-32
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28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.  

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. The promised outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

3. Joel 3:1-8Joel 3:1-8
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3 1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. 4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; 5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: pleasant: Heb. desirable 6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. the Grecians: Heb. the sons of the Grecians 7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: 8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.  

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. Judah to be delivered from their enemies, who will be under condemnation.

4. Joel 3:9-14Joel 3:9-14
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9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Prepare: Heb. Sanctify 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. pruninghooks: or, scythes 11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. cause...: or, the LORD shall bring down 12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. decision: or, concision, or, threshing  

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. God’s judgment upon the gentiles.

5. Joel 3:15-21Joel 3:15-21
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15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. hope: Heb. place of repair, or, harbour 17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. holy: Heb. holiness 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim. flow: Heb. go 19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. dwell: or, abide 21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion. for the...: or, even I the LORD that  

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. In the days of tribulation, Jerusalem to be protected. Zion to prosper while their oppressors to be made desolate.

Joel Bible Study Notes

Joel Bible Study Notes

Joel Bible Study Notes Table of Contents Bible Commentary on Joel Joel’s Symbols Bible Study Guide: Outline of Joel Bible Commentary on Joel 1 – The Locusts Palmerworm, Locust, Cankerworm and Caterpillar in Joel Bible Commentary on Joel 2 – The Holy Mount Bible Commentary on Joel 3 – All Nations and Peoples to be… Continue Reading

Isaiah

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Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon (Canticles) Bible Study Notes Overview of the Song of Solomon Jews tend to view The Song of Solomon (classified in the Hebrew Scriptures as part of the Hagiographa or The Writings) as symbolic teachings regarding the relationship between God and Israel. Christians often view it as containing metaphorical teachings regarding the relationship… Continue Reading

Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes Bible Study Notes Overview of Ecclesiastes The Hebrew name for Ecclesiastes is Koheleth which is taken from the beginning statement “The words of the Preacher.” The Hebrew verb kohel means “to assemble or convene a meeting.” This has a slightly different connotation than preach in English. Anciently in the Middle East wisdom was highly… Continue Reading

Proverbs

Proverbs Bible Study Notes Overview of Proverbs Conventional wisdom holds that Solomon wrote Canticles (The Song of Solomon) as a young man, The Book of Proverbs during his middle age, and Ecclesiastes as an old man. Solomon was a contemporary of the Greek poet Homer and his era is often viewed as the golden age… Continue Reading

Psalms

Psalms Bible Study Notes Overview of Psalms The Hebrew name of this book is Tehellim, which means Praises. The Septuagint uses the name Psalms, as do many of the English translations of the Bible. David is most commonly associated with Psalms. While he contributed significantly to this beautiful collection of hymns, Psalms spans the period… Continue Reading

Job

Job Bible Study Notes Overview of Job No consensus exists for the date of the Book of Job. Some hold that it was written during the Babylonian captivity or shortly thereafter in the time of Ezra. References to Job by Isaiah and Ezekiel are inconsistent with such a view. Others date Job during the period… Continue Reading

Esther

Esther Bible Study Notes Overview of Esther The Book of Esther is classified in the Hebrew Scriptures as part of the Hagiographa or The Writings. It tells the story of how a very righteous, brave, and resourceful Jewish woman saved her people from genocide during the reign of Xerxes I (Ahasuerus) 484-464 B.C. Chronologically the… Continue Reading

Nehemiah

Nehemiah Bible Study Notes Overview of Nehemiah The Book of Nehemiah (classified in the Hebrew Scriptures as part of the Hagiographa or The Writings) continues the historical narrative of the Book of Ezra. (In the Hebrew Scriptures Ezra and Nehemiah are considered one book.) Notes herein about the Book of Ezra provide background information about… Continue Reading