New International Version
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
King James Bible
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Darby Bible Translation
The sun shall be changed to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah come.
World English Bible
The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Yahweh comes.
Young's Literal Translation
The sun is turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, Before the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.
Joel 2:31 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sun shall be turned into darkness - The Jewish polity, civil and ecclesiastical, shall be entirely destroyed.
Before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come - In the taking and sacking of Jerusalem, and burning of the temple, by the Romans, under Titus, the son of Vespasian. This was, perhaps, the greatest and most terrible day of God's vengeance ever shown to the world, or that ever will be shown, till the great day of the general judgment. For a full view of this subject, I wish to refer the reader to the notes on Matthew 24.
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"I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker worm and the caterpillar and the palmer worm, my great army, which I sent among you" (Joel ii. 25). A friend said to me once: "I have got to reap what I sowed, for God has said: 'Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.' Then why don't you apply this in the spiritual world, and compel the sinner to pay the penalty of his sins?" Christ has borne this penalty, and the same Christ has borne the natural penalties, too, and …
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"Immediately after the distress 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 heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
"But in those days, following that distress, "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
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