Joel 2:11
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New International Version
The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?

New Living Translation
The LORD is at the head of the column. He leads them with a shout. This is his mighty army, and they follow his orders. The day of the LORD is an awesome, terrible thing. Who can possibly survive?

English Standard Version
The LORD utters his voice before his army, for his camp is exceedingly great; he who executes his word is powerful. For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome; who can endure it?

New American Standard Bible
The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?

King James Bible
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD raises His voice in the presence of His army. His camp is very large; Those who carry out His command are powerful. Indeed, the Day of the LORD is terrible and dreadful-- who can endure it?

International Standard Version
The LORD will shout in the presence of his forces, because his encampment is very great; for powerful is he who carries out his message. Truly the Day of the LORD is great, and very terrifying. Who will be able to survive it?"

NET Bible
The voice of the LORD thunders as he leads his army. Indeed, his warriors are innumerable; Surely his command is carried out! Yes, the day of the LORD is awesome and very terrifying--who can survive it?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD shouts out orders to his army. His forces are very large. The troops that carry out his commands are mighty. The day of the LORD is extremely terrifying. Who can endure it?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD uttereth His voice before His army; For His camp is very great, For he is mighty that executeth His word; For great is the day of the LORD and very terrible; And who can abide it?

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD utters His voice before His army;
            Surely His camp is very great,
            For strong is he who carries out His word.
            The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome,
            And who can endure it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for many are his camps and strong, that execute his word; for the day of the LORD is great, and very terrible; and who can abide it?

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can endure it?

American King James Version
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

American Standard Version
And Jehovah uttereth his voice before his army; for his camp is very great; for he is strong that executeth his word; for the day of Jehovah is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord hath uttered his voice before the face of his army: for his armies are exceeding great, for they are strong and execute his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible: and who can stand it?

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah uttereth his voice before his army; for his camp is very great; for strong is he that executeth his word: for the day of Jehovah is great and very terrible; and who can bear it?

English Revised Version
And the LORD uttereth his voice before his army; for his camp is very great; for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD will utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

World English Bible
Yahweh thunders his voice before his army; for his forces are very great; for he is strong who obeys his command; for the day of Yahweh is great and very awesome, and who can endure it?

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah hath given forth His voice before His force, For very great is His camp, For mighty is the doer of His word, For great is the day of Jehovah -- very fearful, And who doth bear it?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-14 The priests were to alarm the people with the near approach of the Divine judgments. It is the work of ministers to warn of the fatal consequences of sin, and to reveal the wrath from heaven against the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. The striking description which follows, shows what would attend the devastations of locusts, but may also describe the effects from the ravaging of the land by the Chaldeans. If the alarm of temporal judgments is given to offending nations, how much more should sinners be warned to seek deliverance from the wrath to come! Our business therefore on earth must especially be, to secure an interest in our Lord Jesus Christ; and we should seek to be weaned from objects which will soon be torn from all who now make idols of them. There must be outward expressions of sorrow and shame, fasting, weeping, and mourning; tears for trouble must be turned into tears for the sin that caused it. But rending the garments would be vain, except their hearts were rent by abasement and self-abhorrence; by sorrow for their sins, and separation from them. There is no question but that if we truly repent of our sins, God will forgive them; but whether he will remove affliction is not promised, yet the probability of it should encourage us to repent.
Study Bible
The Army of Locusts
10Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness. 11The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it? 12"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.

Revelation 6:17
For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?"

Revelation 18:8
Therefore her plagues will come in one day, death and misery and famine; and she will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her."

Psalm 46:6
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.

Isaiah 13:4
A sound of tumult on the mountains, Like that of many people! A sound of the uproar of kingdoms, Of nations gathered together! The LORD of hosts is mustering the army for battle.

Jeremiah 25:30
"Therefore you shall prophesy against them all these words, and you shall say to them, 'The LORD will roar from on high And utter His voice from His holy habitation; He will roar mightily against His fold. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, Against all the inhabitants of the earth.

Jeremiah 30:7
'Alas! for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is the time of Jacob's distress, But he will be saved from it.

Jeremiah 50:34
"Their Redeemer is strong, the LORD of hosts is His name; He will vigorously plead their case So that He may bring rest to the earth, But turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.

Ezekiel 22:14
"Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong in the days that I will deal with you? I, the LORD, have spoken and will act.

Joel 1:6
For a nation has invaded my land, Mighty and without number; Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it has the fangs of a lioness.
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

utter.

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; …

2 Samuel 22:14,15 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice…

Psalm 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, …

Isaiah 7:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for …

Isaiah 13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; …

Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy …

Jeremiah 25:30 Therefore prophesy you against them all these words, and say to them, …

Amos 1:2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from …

his army.

Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the …

he is.

Jeremiah 50:34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall …

Revelation 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, …

the day.

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even …

Amos 5:18,20 Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for …

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day …

who.

Numbers 24:23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this!

Nahum 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness …

Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when …

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

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