Joel 2:17
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English Standard Version
Between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep and say, “Spare your people, O LORD, and make not your heritage a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”

King James Bible
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

American Standard Version
Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Jehovah, and give not thy heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Between the porch and the altar the priests the Lord's ministers shall weep, and shall say: Spare, O Lord, spare thy people: and give not thy inheritance to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them. Why should they say among the nations: Where is their God?

English Revised Version
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thy heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: why should they say among the people, Where is their God?

Joel 2:17 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the first strophe (Hosea 7:1-7) the exposure of the moral depravity of Israel is continued. Hosea 7:1. "When I heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim, reveals itself, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they practise deceit; and the thief cometh, the troop of robbers plundereth without. Hosea 7:2. And they say not in their heart, I should remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds have surrounded them, they have occurred before my face. Hosea 7:3. They delight the king with their wickedness, and princes with their lies." As the dangerous nature of a wound is often first brought out by the attempt to heal it, so was the corruption of Israel only brought truly to light by the effort to stem it. The first hemistich of Hosea 7:1 is not to be referred to the future, nor is the healing to be understood as signifying punishment, as Hitzig supposes; but the allusion is to the attempts made by God to put a stop to the corruption, partly by the preaching of repentance and the reproofs of the prophets, and partly by chastisements designed to promote reformation. The words contain no threatening of punishment, but a picture of the moral corruption that had become incurable. Here again Ephraim is not the particular tribe, but is synonymous with Israel, the people or kingdom of the ten tribes; and Samaria is especially mentioned in connection with it, as the capital and principal seat of the corruption of morals, just as Judah and Jerusalem are frequently classed together by the prophets. The lamentation concerning the incurability of the kingdom is followed by an explanatory notice of the sins and crimes that are openly committed. Sheqer, lying, i.e., deception both in word and deed towards God and man, theft and highway robbery and not fear of the vengeance of God. "Accedit ad haec facinora securitas eorum ineffabilis" (Marck). They do not consider that God will remember their evil deeds, and punish them; they are surrounded by them on all sides, and perform them without shame or fear before the face of God Himself. These sins delight both king and prince. To such a depth have even the rulers of the nation, who ought to practise justice and righteousness, fallen, that they not only fail to punish the sins, but take pleasure in their being committed.

Joel 2:17 Parallel Commentaries

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the priests.

Joel 1:9,13 The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD's ministers, mourn...

between.

1 Kings 6:3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house...

2 Chronicles 8:12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,

Ezekiel 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD...

Matthew 23:35 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth...

and let.

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously...

Spare.

Exodus 32:11-13 And Moses sought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why does your wrath wax hot against your people...

Exodus 34:9 And he said, If now I have found grace in your sight, O LORD, let my LORD, I pray you, go among us; for it is a stiff necked people...

Deuteronomy 9:16-29 And I looked, and, behold, you had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf...

Isaiah 37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are the LORD, even you only.

Isaiah 64:9-12 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people...

Daniel 9:18,19 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by your name...

Amos 7:2,5 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech you...

Malachi 1:9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious to us: this has been by your means: will he regard your persons?...

and give.

Psalm 44:10-14 You make us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves...

Psalm 74:10,18-23 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever...

Psalm 79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Psalm 89:41,51 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbors...

Ezekiel 36:4-7 Therefore, you mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus said the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills...

that.

Nehemiah 9:36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that you gave to our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold...

Isaiah 63:17-19 O LORD, why have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake...

rule over them. or, use a byword against them.

Deuteronomy 28:37 And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations where the LORD shall lead you.

1 Kings 9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name...

2 Chronicles 7:20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name...

Psalm 44:14 You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

wherefore.

Numbers 14:14-16 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that you LORD are among this people...

Deuteronomy 32:27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say...

Psalm 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me; while they say daily to me, Where is your God?

Psalm 79:10 Why should the heathen say, Where is their God?...

Psalm 115:2 Why should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Ezekiel 20:9 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were...

Micah 7:10 Then she that is my enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said to me, Where is the LORD your God?...

Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

Cross References
Exodus 32:11
But Moses implored the LORD his God and said, "O LORD, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

Exodus 32:12
Why should the Egyptians say, 'With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your burning anger and relent from this disaster against your people.

Numbers 25:6
And behold, one of the people of Israel came and brought a Midianite woman to his family, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the whole congregation of the people of Israel, while they were weeping in the entrance of the tent of meeting.

2 Chronicles 8:12
Then Solomon offered up burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD that he had built before the vestibule,

Psalm 42:3
My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 42:10
As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 44:13
You have made us the taunt of our neighbors, the derision and scorn of those around us.

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