Bible: Joel 2:15-19
2:15 Blow the trumpet 1 in Zion.
Announce a holy fast;
proclaim a sacred assembly!
2:16 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. 2
2:17 Let the priests, those who serve the
from the vestibule all the way back to the altar. 3
Let them say, “Have pity, O
please do not turn over your inheritance to be mocked,
to become a proverb 4 among the nations.
Why should it be said 5 among the peoples,
“Where is their God?”
2:18 Then the
he had compassion on his people.
“Look! I am about to restore your grain 8
as well as fresh wine and olive oil.
You will be fully satisfied. 9
I will never again make you an object of mockery among the nations.