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The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
King James Bible
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
American Standard Version
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah cometh.
Young's Literal Translation
The sun is turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, Before the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.
Joel 2:31 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sun shall be turned into darkness - The Jewish polity, civil and ecclesiastical, shall be entirely destroyed.
Before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come - In the taking and sacking of Jerusalem, and burning of the temple, by the Romans, under Titus, the son of Vespasian. This was, perhaps, the greatest and most terrible day of God's vengeance ever shown to the world, or that ever will be shown, till the great day of the general judgment. For a full view of this subject, I wish to refer the reader to the notes on Matthew 24.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Joel 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark...
Joel 3:1,15 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem...
Isaiah 13:9,10 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate...
Isaiah 34:4,5 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down...
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light...
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour.
Mark 13:24,25 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light...
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity...
Revelation 6:12,13 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair...
Zephaniah 1:14-16 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD...
Malachi 4:1,5 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly...
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Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
Mark 13:24 "But in those days, following that distress, "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
Acts 2:20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
Revelation 6:12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
Revelation 6:13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
Revelation 8:12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.