Joel 2:16
New International Version
Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber.

New Living Translation
Gather all the people--the elders, the children, and even the babies. Call the bridegroom from his quarters and the bride from her private room.

English Standard Version
gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.

Berean Study Bible
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the aged, gather the children, even those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.

New American Standard Bible
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber.

King James Bible
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Christian Standard Bible
Gather the people; sanctify the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the infants, even babies nursing at the breast. Let the groom leave his bedroom, and the bride her honeymoon chamber.

Contemporary English Version
Make sure that everyone is fit to worship me. Bring adults, children, babies, and even bring newlyweds from their festivities.

Good News Translation
Gather the people together; prepare them for a sacred meeting; bring the old people; gather the children and the babies too. Even newly married couples must leave their homes and come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gather the people; sanctify the congregation; assemble the aged; gather the children, even those nursing at the breast. Let the groom leave his bedroom, and the bride her honeymoon chamber.

International Standard Version
Gather the people! Dedicate the congregation! Bring in the elders. Gather the youngsters and even the nursing infants. Call the bridegroom from his wedding preparations, and the bride from her dressing room.

NET Bible
Gather the people; sanctify an assembly! Gather the elders; gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out from his bedroom and the bride from her private quarters.

New Heart English Bible
Gather the people. Sanctify the assembly. Assemble the elders. Gather the children, and those who suck the breasts. Let the bridegroom go forth from his room, and the bride out of her chamber.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gather the people. Prepare them for a holy meeting. Assemble the leaders. Gather the children, even the nursing infants. Grooms leave their rooms. Brides leave their chambers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children, And those that suck the breasts; Let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, And the bride out of her pavilion.

New American Standard 1977
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber.

Jubilee Bible 2000
gather the people, sanctify the meeting, assemble the elders, gather the children and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber and the bride out of her closet.

King James 2000 Bible
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that nurse: let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, and the bride out of her chamber.

American King James Version
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

American Standard Version
gather the people, sanctify the assembly, assemble the old men, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the infants at the breast: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gather together the people, sanctify the church, assemble the ancients, gather together the little ones, and them that suck at the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth from his bed, and the bride out of her bride chamber.

Darby Bible Translation
gather the people, hallow the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, and the bride from her closet.

English Revised Version
gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the old men, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Webster's Bible Translation
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

World English Bible
Gather the people. Sanctify the assembly. Assemble the elders. Gather the children, and those who nurse from breasts. Let the bridegroom go forth from his room, and the bride out of her room.

Young's Literal Translation
Gather the people, sanctify an assembly, Assemble the aged, Gather infants and sucklings of the breasts, Go out let a bridegroom from his inner chamber, And a bride out of her closet.
Study Bible
Return with All Your Heart
15Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a sacred assembly. 16Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the aged, gather the children, even those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber. 17Let the priests who minister before the LORD weep between the porch and the altar, saying, “Spare Your people, O LORD, and do not make Your heritage a reproach, an object of scorn among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”…
Cross References
Matthew 21:16
"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked. "Yes," Jesus answered, "have you never read: 'From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise'?"

1 Samuel 16:5
"In peace," he replied. "I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 29:5
"Listen to me, O Levites," He said. "Consecrate yourselves now and consecrate the house of the LORD, the God of your fathers. Remove from the Holy Place every impurity.

Psalm 19:5
like a bridegroom emerging from his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

Joel 1:14
Consecrate a fast; proclaim a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and all the residents of the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

sanctify.

Exodus 19:10,15,22
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, …

Joshua 7:13
Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

1 Samuel 16:5
And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

assemble.

Joel 1:14
Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,

Deuteronomy 29:10,11
Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel, …

2 Chronicles 20:13
And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

let.

Zechariah 12:11-14
In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon…

Matthew 9:15
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

1 Corinthians 7:5
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.







Lexicon
Gather
אִסְפוּ־ (’is·p̄ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

the people,
עָ֞ם (‘ām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

sanctify
קַדְּשׁ֤וּ (qad·də·šū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6942: To be set apart or consecrated

the congregation,
קָהָל֙ (qā·hāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

assemble
קִבְצ֣וּ (qiḇ·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6908: To gather, collect

the aged,
זְקֵנִ֔ים (zə·qê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

gather
אִסְפוּ֙ (’is·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

the children,
עֽוֹלָלִ֔ים (‘ō·w·lā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5768: A suckling

even those nursing
וְיֹנְקֵ֖י (wə·yō·nə·qê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3243: To suck, to give milk

at the breast.
שָׁדָ֑יִם (šā·ḏā·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 7699: The breast of a, woman, animal

Let the bridegroom
חָתָן֙ (ḥā·ṯān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2860: A relative by marriage, a circumcised child

leave
יֵצֵ֤א (yê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

his room,
מֵֽחֶדְר֔וֹ (mê·ḥeḏ·rōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2315: A chamber, room

and the bride
וְכַלָּ֖ה (wə·ḵal·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3618: Daughter-in-law, bride

her chamber.
מֵחֻפָּתָֽהּ׃ (mê·ḥup·pā·ṯāh)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2646: A canopy, chamber
2:15-27 The priests and rulers are to appoint a solemn fast. The sinner's supplication is, Spare us, good Lord. God is ready to succour his people; and he waits to be gracious. They prayed that God would spare them, and he answered them. His promises are real answers to the prayers of faith; with him saying and doing are not two things. Some understand these promises figuratively, as pointing to gospel grace, and as fulfilled in the abundant comforts treasured up for believers in the covenant of grace.
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