Joel 2:13
Text Analysis
7167 [e]וְקִרְע֤וּ
so rendConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-mp
3824 [e]לְבַבְכֶם֙
your heartN-msc | 2mp
408 [e]וְאַל־
and notConj-w | Adv
899 [e]בִּגְדֵיכֶ֔ם
your garmentsN-mpc | 2mp
7725 [e]וְשׁ֖וּבוּ
and ReturnConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-mp
413 [e]אֶל־
3068 [e]יְהוָ֣ה
430 [e]אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֑ם
your GodN-mpc | 2mp
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
2587 [e]חַנּ֤וּן
7349 [e]וְרַחוּם֙
and mercifulConj-w | Adj-ms
1931 [e]ה֔וּא
He [is]Pro-3ms
750 [e]אֶ֤רֶךְ
639 [e]אַפַּ֙יִם֙
to angerN-md
7227 [e]וְרַב־
and greatConj-w | Adj-msc
2617 [e]חֶ֔סֶד
of kindnessN-ms
5162 [e]וְנִחָ֖ם
and He relentsConj-w | V-Nifal-Prtcpl-ms
5921 [e]עַל־
7451 [e]הָרָעָֽה׃
doing harmArt | Adj-fs

Hebrew Texts
יואל 2:13 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְקִרְע֤וּ לְבַבְכֶם֙ וְאַל־בִּגְדֵיכֶ֔ם וְשׁ֖וּבוּ אֶל־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֑ם כִּֽי־חַנּ֤וּן וְרַחוּם֙ ה֔וּא אֶ֤רֶךְ אַפַּ֙יִם֙ וְרַב־חֶ֔סֶד וְנִחָ֖ם עַל־הָרָעָֽה׃

יואל 2:13 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וקרעו לבבכם ואל־בגדיכם ושובו אל־יהוה אלהיכם כי־חנון ורחום הוא ארך אפים ורב־חסד ונחם על־הרעה׃

יואל 2:13 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וקרעו לבבכם ואל־בגדיכם ושובו אל־יהוה אלהיכם כי־חנון ורחום הוא ארך אפים ורב־חסד ונחם על־הרעה׃

יואל 2:13 Hebrew Bible
וקרעו לבבכם ואל בגדיכם ושובו אל יהוה אלהיכם כי חנון ורחום הוא ארך אפים ורב חסד ונחם על הרעה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And rend your heart and not your garments." Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to the LORD your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in faithful love, and He relents from sending disaster.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

rend. Here the word rend is used only once, but with two significations; in the former sentence it is used figuratively; in the latter literally--the heart not being rent in the same sense in which garments are rent.

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your garments.

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and repenteth.

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