Joel 2:13
Good News Translation
Let your broken heart show your sorrow; tearing your clothes is not enough." Come back to the LORD your God. He is kind and full of mercy; he is patient and keeps his promise; he is always ready to forgive and not punish.

Contemporary English Version
Don't rip your clothes to show your sorrow. Instead, turn back to me with broken hearts. I am merciful, kind, and caring. I don't easily lose my temper, and I don't like to punish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And 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.

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And 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.

rend.

2 Kings 22:19 And thy heart hath been moved to fear, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, hearing the words against this place, and the inhabitants thereof, to wit, that they should become a wonder and a curse: and thou hast rent thy garments, and wept before me; I also have heard thee; saith the Lord.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

Psalm 51:17 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 66:2 My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?

Ezekiel 9:4 And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark Thau upon the foreheads of the men that sigh, and mourn for all the abominations that are committed in the midst thereof.

Matthew 5:3,4 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. . . .

your garments.

Genesis 37:29,34 And Ruben returning to the pit, found not the boy: . . .

2 Samuel 1:11 Then David took hold of his garments and rent them, and likewise all the men that were with him.

1 Kings 21:27 And when Achab had heard these words, he rent his garments, and put haircloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and slept in sackcloth, and walked with his head cast down.

2 Kings 5:7 And when the king of Israel had read the letter, he rent his garments, and said: Am I God, to be able to kill and give life, that this man hath sent to me to heal a man of his leprosy? mark, and see how he seeketh occasions against me.

2 Kings 6:30 When the king heard this, he rent his garments, and passed by upon the wall. And all the people saw the haircloth which he wore within next to his flesh.

2 Kings 22:11 And the king had heard the words of the law of the Lord, he rent his garments.

Job 1:20 Then Job rose up, and rent his garments, and having shaven his head, fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

Isaiah 58:5 Is this such a fast as I have chosen: for a man to afflict his soul for a day? is this it, to wind his head about like a circle, and to spread sackcloth and ashes? wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord?

Matthew 6:16-18 And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. . . .

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise is profitable to little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

for.

Exodus 34:6,7 And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true, . . .

Numbers 14:18 The Lord is patient and full of mercy, by taking away iniquity and wickedness, and leaving no man clear, who visitest the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

Psalm 86:5,15 For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee. . . .

Psalm 145:7-9 They shall publish the memory of the abundance of thy sweetness: and shall rejoice in thy justice. . . .

Jonah 4:2 And Jonah was exceedingly troubled, and was angry:

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.

Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?

Romans 5:20,21 Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound. . . .

Ephesians 2:4 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us

slow.

Nehemiah 9:17 And they would not hear, and they remembered not thy wonders which thou hadst done for them. And they hardened their necks, and gave the head to return to their bondage, as it were by contention. But thou, a forgiving God, gracious, and merciful, longsuffering, and full of compassion, didst not forsake them.

Psalm 103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.

Nahum 1:3 The Lord is patient, and great in power, and will not cleanse and acquit the guilty. The Lord's ways are in a tempest, and a whirlwind, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

James 1:19,20 You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger. . . .

and repenteth.

Psalm 106:45 And he was mindful of his covenant: and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.

Jeremiah 18:7,8 I will suddenly speak against a nation, and against a kingdom, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy it. . . .

Amos 7:2-6 These things the Lord God shewed to me: and behold the locust was formed in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter rain, and lo, it was the latter rain after the king's mowing. . . .

Jonah 4:2 And Jonah was exceedingly troubled, and was angry:

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.14Who knoweth but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?…
Cross References
Genesis 37:34
And tearing his garments, he put on sackcloth, mourning for his son a long time.

Exodus 34:6
And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true,

2 Samuel 1:11
Then David took hold of his garments and rent them, and likewise all the men that were with him.

Job 1:20
Then Job rose up, and rent his garments, and having shaven his head, fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

Psalm 51:17
A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 86:5
For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.

Psalm 103:8
The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.

Isaiah 57:15
For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Jeremiah 18:8
If that nation against which I have spoken, shall repent of their evil, I also will repent of the evil that I have thought to do to them.

Jeremiah 41:5
There came some from Sichem, and from Silo, and from Samaria, fourscore men, with their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and mourning: and they had offerings and incense in their hand, to offer in the house of the Lord.

Jeremiah 42:10
If you will be quiet and remain in this land, I will build you up, and not pull you down: I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for now I am appeased for the evil that I have done to you.

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

Amos 7:3
And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, I said: O Lord God, be merciful, I beseech thee: who shall raise up Jacob, for he is very little?

Amos 7:6
And I said: O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee, who shall raise up Jacob, for he is a little one?

Jonah 4:2
And Jonah was exceedingly troubled, and was angry:

Additional Translations
So rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to the LORD your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in loving devotion. And He relents from sending disaster.And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repents him of the evil.

and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

and rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is merciful and compassionate, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy, and repents of evils.

and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving-kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God, for he is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy, and repenteth him of the evil.

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth of the evil.

Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents from sending calamity.

And rend your heart, and not your garments, And turn back unto Jehovah your God, For gracious and merciful is He, Slow to anger, and abundant in kindness, And He hath repented concerning the evil.
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