Joel 3:15
New International Version
The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.

New Living Translation
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine.

English Standard Version
The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

Berean Study Bible
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine.

King James Bible
The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

New King James Version
The sun and moon will grow dark, And the stars will diminish their brightness.

New American Standard Bible
The sun and moon have become dark, And the stars have lost their brightness.

NASB 1995
The sun and moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.

NASB 1977
The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars lose their brightness.

Amplified Bible
The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.

Christian Standard Bible
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will cease their shining.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will cease their shining.

American Standard Version
The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The sun and the moon were darkened and the light of the stars has set

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their light.

Contemporary English Version
no light from the sun or moon, and stars no longer shine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining.

English Revised Version
The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

Good News Translation
The sun and the moon grow dark, and the stars no longer shine.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sun and the moon will turn dark. The stars will no longer shine.

International Standard Version
The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will stop shining.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The sun and the moon are become black, And the stars withdraw their shining.

Literal Standard Version
Sun and moon have been black, "" And stars have gathered up their shining.

NET Bible
The sun and moon are darkened; the stars withhold their brightness.

New Heart English Bible
The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

World English Bible
The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

Young's Literal Translation
Sun and moon have been black, And stars have gathered up their shining.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Judges the Nations
14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. 15The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine. 16The LORD will roar from Zion and raise His voice from Jerusalem; heaven and earth will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for His people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.…

Cross References
Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days: 'The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.'

Mark 13:24
But in those days, after that tribulation: 'The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;

Revelation 6:12
And when I saw the Lamb open the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black like sackcloth of goat hair, and the whole moon turned blood red,

Revelation 8:12
Then the fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun and moon and stars were struck. A third of the stars were darkened, a third of the day was without light, and a third of the night as well.

Ecclesiastes 12:2
before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is darkened, and the clouds return after the rain,

Ezekiel 32:7
When I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars. I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.

Joel 2:10
Before them the earth quakes; the heavens tremble. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars lose their brightness.

Joel 2:31
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and awesome Day of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Joel 2:10,31
The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: …

Isaiah 13:10
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Matthew 24:29
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:









Verses 15-17. - These verses picture the accompaniments of the judgment, yet not the judgment itself. Verse 15. - The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The densely packed masses are already in the valley of decision, awaiting the judgment about to be executed upon them. But before the judgment actually bursts upon them, and in preparation for it, the sky is overcast; darkness, as a portent of the approaching storm, envelops them; the lights of heaven are put out. The pitchy darkness of a night in which neither moon nor stars appear is sufficiently dismal and awful; still more terrible, if possible, is darkness in the daytime, when the light of the sun is turned into blackness. The first accompaniment of the storm is addressed to the eye, and consists in the extinguishing of the greater light which rules the day, and the lesser lights which rule the night. The next accompaniment of the coming tempest is addressed to the ear, and consists in the voice of the Lord rolling in terrific peals along the heavens - the voice of the Lord like the roaring of a lion ready to pounce upon its prey: the utterance of the Divine voice when the God of glory thundereth. The third accompaniment is yet more awe-inspiring., consisting in a convulsion that pervades both earth and sky; the whole frame of nature shakes; the earthquake's shock, so frightful to bird and beast and man, has a corresponding agitation in the heavens.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sun
שֶׁ֥מֶשׁ (še·meš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 8121: The sun, the east, a ray, a notched battlement

and moon
וְיָרֵ֖חַ (wə·yā·rê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3394: The moon

grow dark,
קָדָ֑רוּ (qā·ḏā·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6937: To be ashy, darkcolored, to mourn

and the stars
וְכוֹכָבִ֖ים (wə·ḵō·w·ḵā·ḇîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3556: A star, a prince

no longer
אָסְפ֥וּ (’ā·sə·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

shine.
נָגְהָֽם׃ (nā·ḡə·hām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5051: Brilliancy


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