|New International Version (© 2011)|
At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale.
King James Bible
Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
American Standard Version
At their presence the peoples are in anguish; all faces are waxed pale.
Young's Literal Translation
From its face pained are peoples, All faces have gathered paleness.
Joel 2:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All faces shall gather blackness - Universal mourning shall take place, because they know that such a plague is irresistible.
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Psalm 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.
Isaiah 13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails...
Jeremiah 8:21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment has taken hold on me.
Jeremiah 30:6 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail...
Lamentations 4:8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin sticks to their bones; it is withered...
Nahum 2:10 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melts, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins...
blackness. Heb. pot.
Joel 2:6 Parallel CommentariesAnguish Bent Blackness Face Faces Gather Gathered Grow Grown Nations Pain Pained Pale Paleness Peoples Presence Red Sight Turn Turns WaxedAnguish Bent Blackness Face Faces Gather Gathered Grow Grown Nations Pain Pained Pale Paleness Peoples Presence Red Sight Turn Turns WaxedTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Isaiah 13:8 Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.
Jeremiah 8:21 Since my people are crushed, I am crushed; I mourn, and horror grips me.
Jeremiah 30:6 Ask and see: Can a man bear children? Then why do I see every strong man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor, every face turned deathly pale?
Nahum 2:10 She is pillaged, plundered, stripped! Hearts melt, knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale.