Joel 2:12
Good News Translation
"But even now," says the LORD, "repent sincerely and return to me with fasting and weeping and mourning.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said: It isn't too late. You can still return to me with all your heart. Start crying and mourning! Go without eating.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now, therefore, saith the Lord. Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and mourning.

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Now, therefore, saith the Lord. Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and mourning.

turn.

Deuteronomy 4:29,30 And when thou shalt seek there the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him: yet so, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and all the affliction of thy soul. . . .

1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying: If you turn to the Lord with all your heart, put away the strange gods from among you, Baalim and Astaroth: and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Kings 8:47-49 Then if they do penance in their heart, in the place of captivity, and being converted, make supplication to thee in their captivity, saying: We have sinned, we have done unjustly, we have committed wickedness: . . .

2 Chronicles 6:38,39 And return to thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their captivity, to which they were led away, and adore thee towards the way of their own land which thou gavest their fathers, and of the city, which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built to thy name: . . .

2 Chronicles 7:13,14 If I shut up heaven, and there fall no rain, or if I give orders, and command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people: . . .

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. . . .

Jeremiah 4:1 If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return to me: if thou wilt take away thy stumblingblocks out of my sight, thou shalt not be moved.

Jeremiah 29:12,13 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go. and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you. . . .

Lamentations 3:40,41 Nun. Let us search our ways, and seek, and return to the Lord. . . .

Hosea 6:1 In their affliction they will rise early to me: Come, and let us return to the Lord.

Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and hope in thy God always.

Hosea 14:1 Return, O Israel, to the Lord thy God: for thou hast fallen down by thy iniquity.

Zechariah 1:3,4 And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye to me, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will turn to you, saith the Lord of hosts. . . .

Acts 26:20 But to them first that are at Damascus and at Jerusalem, and unto all the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance.

with fasting.

Judges 20:26 Wherefore all the children of Israel came to the house of God, and sat and wept before the Lord: and they fasted that day till the evening, and offered to him holocausts, and victims of peace offerings,

1 Samuel 7:6 And they gathered together to Masphath, and they drew water, and poured it out before the Lord, and they fasted on that day, and they said there: We have sinned against the Lord. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Masphath.

2 Chronicles 20:3,4 And Josaphat being seized with fear betook himself wholly to pray to the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Juda. . . .

Nehemiah 9:1,2 And in the four and twentieth day of the month the children of Israel came together with fasting and with sackcloth, and earth upon them. . . .

Isaiah 22:12 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

Jonah 3:5-8 And Jonah began to enter into the city one day's journey: and he cried and said: Yet forty days and Ninive shall be destroyed. . . .

Zechariah 7:3,5 To speak to the priests of the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying: Must I weep in the fifth month, or must I sanctify myself as I have now done for many years? . . .

Zechariah 12:10-14 And I will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and of prayers: and they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced: and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for an only son, and they shall grieve over him, as the manner is to grieve for the death of the firstborn. . . .

James 4:8,9 Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded. . . .

Context
Return with All Your Heart
12Now, therefore, saith the Lord. Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and mourning.13And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:29
And when thou shalt seek there the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him: yet so, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and all the affliction of thy soul.

1 Samuel 7:3
And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying: If you turn to the Lord with all your heart, put away the strange gods from among you, Baalim and Astaroth: and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

Esther 4:16
Go, and gather together all the Jews whom thou shalt find in Susan, and pray ye for me. Neither eat nor drink for three days and three nights: and I with my handmaids will fast in like manner, and then I will go in to the king, against the law, not being called, and expose myself to death and to danger.

Isaiah 58:4
Behold you fast for debates and strife, and strike with the fist wickedly. Do not fast as you have done until this day, to make your cry to be heard on high.

Jeremiah 4:1
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return to me: if thou wilt take away thy stumblingblocks out of my sight, thou shalt not be moved.

Jeremiah 4:2
And thou shalt swear: As the Lord liveth, in truth, and in judgment, and in justice: and the Gentiles shall bless him, and shall praise him.

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them: As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way, and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways: and why will you die, O house of Israel?

Daniel 9:3
And I set my face to the Lord, my God, to pray and make supplication with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.

Hosea 12:6
Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and hope in thy God always.

Malachi 1:9
And now beseech ye the face of God, that he may have mercy on you, (for by your hand hath this been done,) if by any means he will receive your faces, saith the Lord of hosts.

Additional Translations
“Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning.”Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Now therefore, saith the Lord your God, turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with lamentation:

Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning;

Yet even now, saith the LORD, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

"Yet even now," says Yahweh, "turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning."

And also now -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Turn ye back unto Me with all your heart, And with fasting, and with weeping, And with lamentation.
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