Joel 2:9
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New International Version
They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows.

New Living Translation
They swarm over the city and run along its walls. They enter all the houses, climbing like thieves through the windows.

English Standard Version
They leap upon the city, they run upon the walls, they climb up into the houses, they enter through the windows like a thief.

New American Standard Bible
They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief.

King James Bible
They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They storm the city; they run on the wall; they climb into the houses; they enter through the windows like thieves.

International Standard Version
They swarm through the city, running upon its ramparts. Climbing atop the houses, they enter through windows like a thief."

NET Bible
They rush into the city; they scale its walls. They climb up into the houses; they go in through the windows like a thief.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They rush into the city. They run along the wall. They climb into houses. They enter through windows like thieves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They leap upon the city, They run upon the wall, They climb up into the houses; They enter in at the windows like a thief.

New American Standard 1977
They rush on the city,
            They run on the wall;
            They climb into the houses,
            They enter through the windows like a thief.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall go through the city; they shall run upon the wall; they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

American King James Version
They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run on the wall, they shall climb up on the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

American Standard Version
They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall enter into the city: they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up the houses, they shall come in at the windows as a thief.

Darby Bible Translation
They spread themselves over the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up into the houses; they enter in by the windows like a thief.

English Revised Version
They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

World English Bible
They rush on the city. They run on the wall. They climb up into the houses. They enter in at the windows like thieves.

Young's Literal Translation
In the city they run to and fro, On the wall they run, Into houses they go up by the windows, They go in as a thief.
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
8They do not crowd each other, They march everyone in his path; When they burst through the defenses, They do not break ranks. 9They rush on the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter through the windows like a thief. 10Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.…
Cross References
John 10:1
"Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.

Exodus 10:6
Then your houses shall be filled and the houses of all your servants and the houses of all the Egyptians, something which neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen, from the day that they came upon the earth until this day.'" And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.

Jeremiah 9:21
For death has come up through our windows; It has entered our palaces To cut off the children from the streets, The young men from the town squares.

Joel 2:8
They do not crowd each other, They march everyone in his path; When they burst through the defenses, They do not break ranks.
Treasury of Scripture

They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run on the wall, they shall climb up on the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

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Exodus 10:6 And they shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, …

Jeremiah 9:21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, …

John 10:1 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that enters not by the door into the …

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