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  • Joel 2:23-32

    23 Children of Zion,
            rejoice and be glad in the Lord your God,
        because he will give you the early rain as a sign of righteousness;
            he will pour down abundant rain for you,
                the early and the late rain, as before.
    24 The threshing floors will be full of grain;
            the vats will overflow with new wine and fresh oil.
    25 I will repay you for the years
            that the cutting locust,
        the swarming locust, the hopping locust, and the devouring locust have eaten—
            my great army, which I sent against you.
    26 You will eat abundantly and be satisfied,
            and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
        who has done wonders for you;
            and my people will never again be put to shame.
    27 You will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
            and that I am the Lord your God—no other exists;
            never again will my people be put to shame.
    28 After that I will pour out my spirit upon everyone;
            your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
            your old men will dream dreams,
            and your young men will see visions.
    29 In those days, I will also pour out my
        spirit on the male and female slaves.

    30 I will give signs in the heavens and on the earth—blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 32 But everyone who calls on the Lord’s name will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be security, as the Lord has promised; and in Jerusalem, the Lord will summon those who survive.