Joel 2

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1 Sound ye the shophar* in Zion, and blast on it in the mountain of My holiness; let all those who dwell in the land tremble, for the day of Jehovah comes, for it is near:

2 a day of darkness and of thick·​·darkness, a day of cloud and of dense·​·darkness, as the dawn spread on the mountains; a people, many and numerous; there has not been from eternity as this, and it shall not again be after it, even·​·to the years of generation and generation.

3 A fire devours before him, and behind him a flame sets·​·flame; for the land is as the garden of Eden before him, and behind him a desolate wilderness; and there shall not even be to him deliverance.

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 As the voice of chariots on the heads of mountains shall they skip, as the voice of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a numerous people set·​·in· battle ·array.

6 Before their face peoples shall travail; all faces shall bring·​·together a blackening.

7 They shall run as heroes; they shall go·​·up the wall as men of war; and they shall walk, as a man in his ways, and they shall not take their paths;

8 and a man shall not thrust·​·out his brother; as a mighty·​·man on his highway shall they walk; and against the sword they shall fall, and they shall not gain anything.

9 They shall jostle in the city; they shall run on the wall, they shall go·​·up on the houses; they shall come·​·in through the windows as a thief.

10 The earth shall tremble before them; the heavens shall quake; the sun and the moon shall be blackened, and the stars shall gather·​·in their brightness.

11 and Jehovah shall give forth His voice before His host, for His camp is very many, for they are numerous who do His word; for great is the day of Jehovah, and very fearful, and who will sustain it?

12 And even now, says Jehovah, return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with wailing,

13 and rend your heart, and not your garments, and return to Jehovah your God; for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and of much mercy, and repents of the evil.

14 Who knows if He will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind Him, a gift·​·offering and a poured·​·offering to Jehovah your God?

15 Sound the shophar in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a day of restraint*.

16 gather the people, sanctify the assembly, bring·​·together the elders, gather the babes, and them who nurse at the breasts; let the bridegroom go·​·forth from his chamber, and the bride from her bridal·​·chamber.

17 Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare Thy people, O Jehovah, and give not Thine inheritance for a reproach, that the nations should rule them; why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?

18 And will Jehovah be·​·zealous for His land, and have·​·pity on His people.

19 And Jehovah will answer and say to His people, Behold, I will send you the grain, and the must*, and the olive·​·oil, and you shall be satisfied with it; and I will no more put you as a reproach among the nations.

20 And the northerner I will cause to be·​·far·​·away from against you, and will expel him into a land arid and desolate, with his face toward the eastern sea, and his back* toward the sea behind, and his stink shall come·​·up, and his stench shall come·​·up, for he has become·​·great to do.

21 Fear not, O ground; Rejoice and be·​·glad, for Jehovah will become·​·great to do.

22 Fear not, ye beasts of the field, for your homes of the wilderness bring forth the tender·​·herb, for the tree bears its fruit, the fig·​·tree and the vine give their force.

23 And rejoice, ye sons of Zion, and be·​·glad in Jehovah your God; for He has given you the earlier·​·rain for justice, and He will cause the shower to come·​·down for you, the earlier·​·rain, and the later·​·rain in the first month.

24 And the threshing·​·floors shall be·​·full of grain, and the winepresses shall spill·​·over with must and olive·​·oil.

25 And I will repay to you the years that the locust, the grub, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm have eaten; My great force which I sent among you.

26 And eating you shall eat, and be satisfied, and praise the name of Jehovah your God, who has done wonders with you; and My people shall not be·​·ashamed to eternity.

27 And you shall know that I am in the midst·​·of Israel, and that I am Jehovah your God, and there is none else; and My people shall not be·​·ashamed to eternity.

28 3:1 And it shall be so afterwards, that I will spill·​·out My spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your elders shall dream dreams, your young·​·men shall see visions;

29 3:2 and also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days will I spill·​·out My spirit.

30 3:3 And I will put miracles in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and columns of smoke.

31 3:4 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the fearsome day of Jehovah shall come.

32 3:5 And it shall be, that for everyone who shall call on the name of Jehovah there shall be deliverance; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be an escape, as Jehovah has said, and among the survivors whom Jehovah shall call.

  

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horn
'Trumpets,' and all other wind instruments, relate to celestial affections.

mountain
'Hills' signify the good of charity.

holiness
The Bible describes many things as being holy, or sacred. The Ark of the Covenant is one very holy object. The inmost chamber of the...

dwell
Many people were nomadic in Biblical times, especially the times of the Old Testament, and lived in tents that could be struck, moved and re-raised...

land
Land' in the Word, denotes the church, for the things which signify the church also signify the things relating to the church, for these constitute...

day of
'Day of vengeance' signifies a state of damnation.

day
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

jehovah
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...

comes
As with common verbs in general, the meaning of “come” in the Bible is highly dependent on context – its meaning is determined largely by...

a day
"Day" describes a state in which we are turned toward the Lord, and are receiving light (which is truth) and heat (which is a desire...

darkness
"Darkness" is a state without light. "Light" is truth from the Lord, so "darkness" represents a state where truth is lacking. Here's a cogent passage...

cloud
In Isaiah 19:1, "Jehovah rides upon a light cloud, and comes into Egypt", signifies the visitation of the natural man from spiritual-natural Divine Truth, for...

mountains
The Writings tell us that the Lord's love is the sun of heaven, and it is natural for us to look above ourselves to the...

many
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...

eternity
In many cases, the use of “eternity” in the Bible is pretty literal, simple meaning forever. This is especially true when the text is referring...

after
According to Swedenborg, time and space don’t exist in spiritual reality; they are purely natural things that exist only on the physical plane. This means...

generation
To “generate” something is to create it, and that idea underpins the meaning of a “generation” of people – it is a group that was...

fire
Just as natural fire can be both comforting in keeping you warm or scary in burning down your house, so fire in the spiritual sense...

before
In most cases, the meaning of "before" is pretty straightforward, both as a way of assessing relative time, and in its use meaning "in someone's...

behind
Behind, or after, (Gen. 16:13), signifies within or above, or an interior or superior principle.

flame
A flame signifies spiritual good, and the light of it truth from that good. A flame of fire, as in Revelation 1:14, signifies spiritual love,...

garden
A garden and paradise signify intellect and wisdom.

garden of eden
According to the Writings, “Eden” by itself means love, in most cases the love that comes from the Lord and our love for the Lord,...

eden
According to the Writings, “Eden” by itself means love, in most cases the love that comes from the Lord and our love for the Lord,...

wilderness
'The wilderness of Sin,' as in Exodus 16, signifies the good from truth in a state of temptation.

horses
'A horse' signifies knowledges or understanding of the Word. In an opposite sense it signifies the understanding of the Word falsified by reasonings, and likewise...

horsemen
'A horseman' signifies intelligence, or one who is intelligent. 'A horseman,' as mentioned in Revelation 9:16, signifies reasonings concerning faith alone. 'A horseman' can also...

voice
'Voice' signifies what is announced from the Word. 'Voice' often refers and is applied to things that cannot have a voice, as in Exodus 4,...

heads
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....

stubble
'To be consumed as stubble' denotes total vastation.

battle
War in the Word represents the combat of temptation when what is good is assaulted by what is evil or false. The evil that attacks...

face
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...

faces
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...

wall
'A wall' signifies truth in outer extremes. 'A wall,' as in Revelation 21, signifies the divine truth proceeding from the Lord, and so, the truth...

men
The relationship between men and women is deep and nuanced, and one entire book of the Writings – Conjugial Love or Love in Marriage –...

war
War in the Word represents the combat of temptation when what is good is assaulted by what is evil or false. The evil that attacks...

man
"Man" is a tricky word to discuss, because the Hebrew of the Old Testament uses six different words that are generally translated as "man," with...

ways
These days we tend to think of "roads" as smooth swaths of pavement, and judge them by how fast we can drive cars on them....

paths
'A path' denotes truths, and in the opposite sense, falsities.

brother
Brethren (Gen. 27:29) signify the affections of good.

fall
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "fall" is highly dependent on context in regular language, and is highly dependent on context in a spiritual...

city
Cities of the mountain and cities of the plain (Jeremiah 33:13) signify doctrines of charity and faith.

houses
A "house" is essentially a container - for a person, for a family, for several families or even for a large group with shared interests...

come
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.

windows
'Window' signifies truth in the light.

earth
'Lands' of different nations are used in the Word to signify the different kinds of love prevalent in the inhabitants.

tremble
'To tremble,' as in Jeremiah 10:10, relates to the church when falsities are believed and called truths.

heavens
"Heaven" and "heavens" are used many times in the Bible, with a couple of variations of meaning. Sometimes it is relatively literal, including times when...

sun
The 'sun' signifies celestial and spiritual love. The 'sun' in the Word, when referring to the Lord, signifies His divine love and wisdom. Because the...

moon
'The moon' signifies the Lord in reference to faith, and thus faith in the Lord. 'The moon' signifies spiritual good or truth. 'The moon' signifies...

gather
To gather, as in Genesis 6:21, refers to those things which are in the memory of man, where they are gathered. It also implies that...

give
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

camp
Camps in the Bible represent spiritual order – a person’s (or a church community’s) whole collection of desires for good and true ideas on how...

word
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...

great
The word "great" is used in the Bible to represent a state with a strong degree of love and affection, of the desire for good;...

fearful
Fear of the unknown and fear of change are both common ideas, and together cover a broad spectrum of the fears we tend to have...

says
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

return
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weeping
'Weeping' represents both sorrow and love.

rend
'To rend the garments' signifies mourning for truth lost or destroyed, or the loss of faith.

garments
Soft raiment,' as in Matthew 11:9, represents the internal sense of the Word.

God
When the Bible speaks of "Jehovah," it is representing love itself, the inmost love that is the essence of the Lord. That divine love is...

anger
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.

much
Intellectual things – ideas, knowledge, facts, even insight and understanding – are more separate and free-standing than emotional things, and it’s easier to imagine numbering...

mercy
In regular language, "mercy" means being caring and compassionate toward those who are in poor states. That's a position we are all in relative to...

evil
'To hurt,' as mentioned in Revelation 6:6, signifies violation and profanation. 'To hurt' as mentioned in Revelation 9:4, signifies perverting the truths and goods of...

knows
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...

offering
It was customary in the representative Ancient Church, and later in the Jewish Church, when people went to the judges, and at a later time,...

Zion
Zion, in 1 Kings 8:1 and Revelation 14:1 signifies heaven and the church where the Lord alone is worshipped. (Apocalypse Revealed 612). Zion, in the...

sanctify
'To sanctify' denotes being led by the Lord. 'To sanctify' denotes being incapable of being violated.

call
To call someone or summon someone in the Bible represents a desire for conjunction between higher and lower states of life. For instance, imagine someone...

assembly
A congregation is a group of people with common loves, interests, and purposes. It often refers to a church group. In the Word it is...

elders
Ancients of the people, and the princes thereof ('Isaiah 3:14'), have a similar signification with the twelve disciples.

nurse
'The nurse,' in Genesis 24:59, signifies a state of innocence. 'The nurse,' in Genesis 35, signifies hereditary evil. 'A nurse,' as she feeds and nurses...

breasts
The breast (Ezek. 16:7), signifies natural good.

bride
'A bride' means the church in respect to Divine truth from the Lord.

bridegroom
'A bride' means the church in respect to Divine truth from the Lord.

go
In the physical world, the places we inhabit and the distances between them are physical realities, and we have to get our physical bodies through...

priests
Priests' represent the Lord regarding His divine good. When they do not acknowledge the Lord, they lose their signification of the Lord.

ministers
'To minister,' as in Genesis 40:2, relates to scientific ideas.

weep
'Weeping with a loud voice' signifies the ultimate of grief.

altar
The first altar mentioned in the Word was built by Noah after he came out of the ark. On that altar, he sacrificed clean animals...

say
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...

people
The Bible generally uses two different terms for large groups: “people” and “nations.” When it uses “nation,” it is talking about a group with the...

inheritance
In Biblical times, possessions passed from fathers to sons, a patriarchal system that would not be accepted in today's society – but one that is...

reproach
To revile something – or "reproach," as it is often translated – represents making a direct and deliberate attack on what is spiritually true, in...

nations
'A nation,' as in Genesis 21:18, signifies the spiritual church which should receive the good of faith. Nation from afar,' as in Jeremiah 5:17, signifies...

peoples
The Bible generally uses two different terms for large groups: “people” and “nations.” When it uses “nation,” it is talking about a group with the...

zealous
Jealous' or 'zealous,' in Genesis 30:1, signifies an aspect of indignation.

answer
To "answer" generally indicates a state of spiritual receptivity. Ultimately this means being receptive to the Lord, who is constantly trying to pour true ideas...

send
In every instance, however, 'being sent' means coming forth, (or going forth), in the internal sense, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is...

grain
Corn,' as in Genesis 42:2, here stands for a word in the original language which means 'breaking,' and also for a similar word meaning to...

Must
'Must' or 'new wine' denotes evil produced by false.

satisfied
'What satisfies' is what nourishes the soul.

sea
'The sea and the waves roaring' means heresy and controversies in the church and individual.

fear
Fear of the unknown and fear of change are both common ideas, and together cover a broad spectrum of the fears we tend to have...

Fear not
Fear not, as in Revelation 1:17; Daniel 10:5, 12; Matthew 17:5, 7; 28:10, etc., signifies resuscitation to life, and at the same time adoration from...

rejoice
To make glad signifies influx and reception from joy of heart.

glad
To make glad signifies influx and reception from joy of heart.

beasts
"Beasts" represent the affection for doing good things, a true desire to do them from the heart. In the negative sense, "beasts" stand for the...

field
When we have a desire to be good people and to do good things, the natural first questions are "What does that mean?" "What should...

tree
'Trees,' in general, signify the perceptions when discussing the celestial self, but when related to the spiritual church, they signify knowledges. A person in the...

bears
Like many verbs, the spiritual meaning of "bearing" something depends greatly on context – what it is that's being borne, and why. It is further...

fruit
We tend to think of "fruit" in two ways in natural language. One is as food that grows on trees and vines, sweet and delicious,...

fig
The Writings tell us that the fig tree represents the "natural human," which is our outward life in the world, and the thoughts and feelings...

Vine
In Zechariah 8:12, 'the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground her increase,' signifies that the spiritual affection of truth produces the good of...

force
Forces denote the power of truth.

Sons of Zion
'Sons of Zion,' as in Joel 2:23, signify people in wisdom from divine truth.

given
Like other common verbs, the meaning of "give" in the Bible is affected by context: who is giving what to whom? In general, though, giving...

justice
He is said to be 'just' in a spiritual sense, who lives according to divine laws. They on the right hand being called 'just,' as...

down
"Down" is used many different ways in natural language, and its spiritual meaning in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Phrases like "bowing down,"...

the first
'Resurrection' signifies salvation and eternal life. 'The first,' mentioned in Revelation 20:5, 6, does not mean a first resurrection, but the essence and primary part...

first
'The first and the last' signifies that the Lord is the only God.

floors
The floor, as in Matthew 3:12, signifies the world of spirits which is between heaven and hell, and where the separation of evils and falsities...

Full
'To satiate' relates to the extent of a person's will, for good or evil.

repay
'To repay' denotes making amends by truth.

locust
Grasshoppers signify the same as locusts: the false which vastates the extremes of the natural part of the mind.

caterpillar
Caterpillars, mentioned in Joel 1:4, signify the evil of the sensual man.

eaten
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

sent
In every instance, however, 'being sent' means coming forth, (or going forth), in the internal sense, as in John 17:8. In similar manner, it is...

eat
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

eating
When we eat, our bodies break down the food and get from it both energy and materials for building and repairing the body. The process...

name
It's easy to see that names are important in the Bible. Jehovah changed Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah, changed Jacob to Israel and...

ashamed
To be ashamed (Gen 2:25) signifies to be in evil

know
Like so many common verbs, the meaning of "know" in the Bible is varied and dependent on context. And in some cases – when it...

israel
'Israel,' in Jeremiah 23:8, signifies the spiritual natural church. The children of Israel dispersed all the literal sense of the Word by falsities. 'The children...

flesh
Flesh has several meanings just in its most obvious form. It can mean all living creatures as when the Lord talks about the flood "destroying...

daughters
A child is a young boy or girl in the care of parents, older than a suckling or an infant, but not yet an adolescent....

dream
A dream, as in Genesis 20:3,signifies being somewhat obscure.

dreams
A dream, as in Genesis 20:3,signifies being somewhat obscure.

see
To look,' as in Genesis 18:22, signifies thinking, because seeing denotes understanding. Look not back behind thee,' as in Genesis 19:17, means that Lot, who...

servants
“Servant” literally means “a person who serves another,"" and its meaning is similar in reference to the spiritual meaninngs of the Bible. Our lives in...

handmaids
'A handmaid' signifies the affection of rational and scientific things. 'A handmaid,' as mentioned in Genesis 30:3, signifies the affirming medium of conjoining inner truths...

days
The expression 'even to this day' or 'today' sometimes appears in the Word, as in Genesis 19:37-38, 22:14, 26:33, 32:32, 35:20, and 47:26. In a...

blood
The internal meaning of “blood” is a little tricky, because Swedenborg gives two meanings that seem quite different. In most cases, Swedenborg links blood with...

smoke
'Smoke' signifies divine truth in extremes, because 'fire' which gives off smoke, signifies love. 'Smoke' also signifies the same thing as 'cloud' in many places....

turned
Swedenborg says that the Lord is the sun of heaven, and like the natural sun of our world shines on everyone, good or evil. What...

mount
'Mount Olivet' signifies the celestial church, or celestial good, which comes from love towards the Lord, and divine love.

jerusalem
Jerusalem, on Mount Zion, signifies the doctrine of love to the Lord, and how it governs your life. Jerusalem first comes to our attention in...

said
As with many common verbs, the meaning of “to say” in the Bible is highly dependent on context. Who is speaking? Who is hearing? What...


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