Joel 1

1 Verbum Domini, quod factum est ad Joël, filium Phatuel. The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Phatuel.
2 Audite hoc, senes, et auribus percipite, omnes habitatores terræ : si factum est istud in diebus vestris, aut in diebus patrum vestrorum ? Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land: did this ever happen in your days, or in the days of your fathers?
3 Super hoc filiis vestris narrate, et filii vestri filiis suis, et filii eorum generationi alteræ. Tell ye of this to your children, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.
4 Residuum erucæ comedit locusta, et residuum locustæ comedit bruchus, et residuum bruchi comedit rubigo. That which the palmerworm hath left, the locust hath eaten: and that which the locust hath left, the bruchus hath eaten: and that which the bruchus hath left, the mildew hath destroyed.
5 Expergiscimini, ebrii, et flete et ululate, omnes qui bibitis vinum in dulcedine, quoniam periit ab ore vestro. Awake, ye that are drunk, and weep, and mourn all ye that take delight in drinking sweet wine: for it is cut off from your mouth.
6 Gens enim ascendit super terram meam, fortis et innumerabilis : dentes ejus ut dentes leonis, et molares ejus ut catuli leonis. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong and without number: his teeth are like the teeth of a lion: and his cheek teeth as of a lion’s whelp.
7 Posuit vineam meam in desertum, et ficum meam decorticavit ; nudans spoliavit eam, et projecit : albi facti sunt rami ejus. He hath laid my vineyard waste, and hath pilled off the bark of my fig tree: he hath stripped it bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
8 Plange quasi virgo accincta sacco super virum pubertatis suæ. Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
9 Periit sacrificium et libatio de domo Domini ; luxerunt sacerdotes, ministri Domini. Sacrifice and libation is cut off from the house of the Lord: the priests, the Lord’s ministers, have mourned:
10 Depopulata est regio, luxit humus, quoniam devastatum est triticum, confusum est vinum, elanguit oleum. The country is destroyed, the ground hath mourned: for the corn is wasted, the wine is confounded, the oil hath languished.
11 Confusi sunt agricolæ, ululaverunt vinitores super frumento et hordeo, quia periit messis agri. The husbandmen are ashamed, the vinedressers have howled for the wheat, and for the barley, because the harvest of the field is perished.
12 Vinea confusa est, et ficus elanguit ; malogranatum, et palma, et malum, et omnia ligna agri aruerunt, quia confusum est gaudium a filiis hominum. The vineyard is confounded, and the fig tree hath languished: the pomegranate tree, and the palm tree, and the apple tree, and all the trees of the field are withered: because joy is withdrawn from the children of men.
13 Accingite vos, et plangite, sacerdotes : ululate, ministri altaris ; ingredimini, cubate in sacco, ministri Dei mei, quoniam interiit de domo Dei vestri sacrificium et libatio. Gird yourselves, and lament, O ye priests, howl, ye ministers of the altars: go in, lie in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: because sacrifice and libation is cut off from the house of your God.
14 Sanctificate jejunium, vocate cœtum, congregate senes, omnes habitatores terræ in domum Dei vestri, et clamate ad Dominum : Sanctify ye a fast, call an assembly; gather together the ancients, all the inhabitants of the land into the house of your God: and cry ye to the Lord:
15 A, a, a, diei ! quia prope est dies Domini, et quasi vastitas a potente veniet. Ah, ah, ah, for the day: because the day of the Lord is at hand, and it shall come like destruction from the mighty.
16 Numquid non coram oculis vestris alimenta perierunt de domo Dei nostri, lætitia et exsultatio ? Is not your food cut off before your eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
17 Computruerunt jumenta in stercore suo, demolita sunt horrea, dissipatæ sunt apothecæ, quoniam confusum est triticum. The beasts have rotted in their dung, the barns are destroyed, the storehouses are broken down: because the corn is confounded.
18 Quid ingemuit animal, mugierunt greges armenti ? quia non est pascua eis ; sed et greges pecorum disperierunt. Why did the beast groan, why did the herds of cattle low? because there is no pasture for them: yea, and the flocks of sheep are perished.
19 Ad te, Domine, clamabo, quia ignis comedit speciosa deserti, et flamma succendit omnia ligna regionis. To thee, 0 Lord, will I cry: because fire hath devoured the beautiful places of the wilderness, and the flame hath burnt all the trees of the country.
20 Sed et bestiæ agri, quasi area sitiens imbrem, suspexerunt ad te, quoniam exsiccati sunt fontes aquarum, et ignis devoravit speciosa deserti. Yea and the beasts of the field have looked up to thee, as a garden bed that thirsteth after rain, for the springs of waters are dried up, and fire hath devoured the beautiful places of the wilderness.

Joel 2

1 Canite tuba in Sion, ululate in monte sancto meo, conturbentur omnes habitatores terræ : quia venit dies Domini, quia prope est. Blow ye the trumpet in Sion, sound an alarm in my holy mountain, let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: because the day of the Lord cometh, because it is nigh at hand,
2 Dies tenebrarum et caliginis, dies nubis et turbinis ; quasi mane expansum super montes populus multus et fortis : similis ei non fuit a principio, et post eum non erit usque in annos generationis et generationis. A day of darkness, and of gloominess, a day of clouds and whirlwinds: a numerous and strong people as the morning spread upon the mountains: the like to it hath not been from the beginning, nor shall be after it even to the years of generation and generation.
3 Ante faciem ejus ignis vorans, et post eum exurens flamma. Quasi hortus voluptatis terra coram eo, et post eum solitudo deserti, neque est qui effugiat eum. Before the face thereof a devouring fire, and behind it a burning flame: the land is like a garden of pleasure before it, and behind it a desolate wilderness, neither is there any one that can escape it.
4 Quasi aspectus equorum, aspectus eorum ; et quasi equites, sic current. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and they shall run like horsemen.
5 Sicut sonitus quadrigarum super capita montium exilient, sicut sonitus flammæ ignis devorantis stipulam, velut populus fortis præparatus ad prælium. They shall leap like the noise of chariots upon the tops of mountains, like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, as a strong people prepared to battle.
6 A facie ejus cruciabuntur populi ; omnes vultus redigentur in ollam. At their presence the people shall be in grievous pains: all faces shall be made like a kettle.
7 Sicut fortes current ; quasi viri bellatores ascendent murum : viri in viis suis gradientur, et non declinabunt a semitis suis. They shall run like valiant men: like men of war they shall scale the wall: the men shall march every one on his way, and they shall not turn aside from their ranks.
8 Unusquisque fratrem suum non coarctabit, singuli in calle suo ambulabunt ; sed et per fenestras cadent, et non demolientur. No one shall press upon his brother: they shall walk every one in his path: yea, and they shall fall through the windows, and shall take no harm.
9 Urbem ingredientur, in muro current, domos conscendent, per fenestras intrabunt quasi fur. They shall enter into the city: they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up the houses, they shall come in at the windows as a thief.
10 A facie ejus contremuit terra, moti sunt cæli, sol et luna obtenebrati sunt, et stellæ retraxerunt splendorem suum. At their presence the earth hath trembled, the heavens are moved: the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining.
11 Et Dominus dedit vocem suam ante faciem exercitus sui, quia multa sunt nimis castra ejus, quia fortia et facientia verbum ejus : magnus enim dies Domini, et terribilis valde, et quis sustinebit eum ? And the Lord hath uttered his voice before the face of his army: for his armies are exceeding great, for they are strong and execute his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible: and who can stand it?
12 Nunc ergo, dicit Dominus, convertimini ad me in toto corde vestro, in jejunio, et in fletu, et in planctu. Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning.
13 Et scindite corda vestra, et non vestimenta vestra ; et convertimini ad Dominum Deum vestrum, quia benignus et misericors est, patiens et multæ misericordiæ, et præstabilis super malitia. And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.
14 Quis scit si convertatur, et ignoscat, et relinquat post se benedictionem, sacrificium et libamen Domino Deo vestro ? Who knoweth but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?
15 Canite tuba in Sion, sanctificate jejunium, vocate cœtum : Blow the trumpet in Sion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly,
16 congregate populum, sanctificate ecclesiam, coadunate senes, congregate parvulos, et sugentes ubera ; egrediatur sponsus de cubili suo, et sponsa de thalamo suo. 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.
17 Inter vestibulum et altare plorabunt sacerdotes, ministri Domini, et dicent : Parce, Domine, parce populo tuo ; et ne des hæreditatem tuam in opprobrium, ut dominentur eis nationes. Quare dicunt in populis : Ubi est Deus eorum ? Between the porch and the altar the priests the Lord’s ministers shall weep, and shall say: Spare, O Lord, spare thy people: and give not thy inheritance to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them. Why should they say among the nations: Where is their God?
18 Zelatus est Dominus terram suam, et pepercit populo suo. The Lord hath been zealous for his land, and hath spared his people.
19 Et respondit Dominus, et dixit populo suo : Ecce ego mittam vobis frumentum, et vinum, et oleum, et replebimini eis ; et non dabo vos ultra opprobrium in gentibus. And the Lord answered and said to his people: Behold I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and you shall be filled with them: and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations.
20 Et eum qui ab aquilone est procul faciam a vobis, et expellam eum in terram inviam et desertam : faciem ejus contra mare orientale, et extremum ejus ad mare novissimum : et ascendet fœtor ejus, et ascendet putredo ejus, quia superbe egit. And I will remove far off from you the northern enemy: and I will drive him into a land unpassable, and desert, with his face towards the east sea, and his hinder part towards the utmost sea: and his stench shall ascend, and his rottenness shall go up, because he hath done proudly.
21 Noli timere, terra : exsulta, et lætare, quoniam magnificavit Dominus ut faceret. Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice: for the Lord hath done great things.
22 Nolite timere, animalia regionis, quia germinaverunt speciosa deserti ; quia lignum attulit fructum suum, ficus et vinea dederunt virtutem suam. Fear not, ye beasts of the fields: for the beautiful places of the wilderness are sprung, for the tree hath brought forth its fruit, the fig tree, and the vine have yielded their strength.
23 Et, filii Sion, exsultate, et lætamini in Domino Deo vestro, quia dedit vobis doctorem justitiæ, et descendere faciet ad vos imbrem matutinum et serotinum, sicut in principio. And you, O children of Sion, rejoice, and be joyful in the Lord your God: because he hath given you a teacher of justice, and he will make the early and the latter rain to come down to you as in the beginning.
24 Et implebuntur areæ frumento, et redundabunt torcularia vino et oleo. And the floors shall be filled with wheat, and the presses shall overflow with wine and oil.
25 Et reddam vobis annos, quos comedit locusta, bruchus, et rubigo, et eruca : fortitudo mea magna quam misi in vos. And I will restore to you the ears which the locust, and the bruchus, and the mildew, and the palmerworm have eaten; my great host which I sent upon you.
26 Et comedetis vescentes, et saturabimini ; et laudabitis nomen Domini Dei vestri, qui fecit mirabilia vobiscum ; et non confundetur populus meus in sempiternum. And you shall eat in plenty, and shall be filled: and you shall praise the name of the Lord your God, who hath done wonders with you, and my people shall not be confounded for ever.
27 Et scietis quia in medio Israël ego sum, et ego Dominus Deus vester, et non est amplius ; et non confundetur populus meus in æternum. And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: and I am the Lord your God, and there is none besides: and my people shall not be confounded for ever.
28 Et erit post hæc : effundam spiritum meum super omnem carnem, et prophetabunt filii vestri et filiæ vestræ : senes vestri somnia somniabunt, et juvenes vestri visiones videbunt. And it shall come to pass after this, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy: your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.
29 Sed et super servos meos et ancillas in diebus illis effundam spiritum meum. Moreover upon my servants and handmaids in those days I will pour forth my spirit.
30 Et dabo prodigia in cælo et in terra, sanguinem, et ignem, et vaporem fumi. And I will shew wonders in heaven; and in earth, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke.
31 Sol convertetur in tenebras, et luna in sanguinem, antequam veniat dies Domini magnus et horribilis. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood: before the great and dreadful day of the Lord doth come.
32 Et erit : omnis qui invocaverit nomen Domini, salvus erit : quia in monte Sion et in Jerusalem erit salvatio, sicut dixit Dominus, et in residuis quos Dominus vocaverit. And it shall come to pass, that every one that shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved: for in mount Sion, and in Jerusalem shall be salvation, as the Lord hath said, and in the residue whom the Lord shall call.

Joel 3

1 Quia ecce in diebus illis, et in tempore illo, cum convertero captivitatem Juda et Jerusalem, For behold in those days, and in that time when I shall bring back the captivity of Juda and Jerusalem:
2 congregabo omnes gentes, et deducam eas in vallem Josaphat ; et disceptabo cum eis ibi super populo meo, et hæreditate mea Israël, quos disperserunt in nationibus, et terram meam diviserunt. I will gather together all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Josaphat: and I will plead with them there for my people, and for my inheritance Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have parted my land.
3 Et super populum meum miserunt sortem ; et posuerunt puerum in prostibulo, et puellam vendiderunt pro vino ut biberent. And they have cast lots upon my people: and the boy they have put in the stews, and the girl they have sold for wine, that they might drink.
4 Verum quid mihi et vobis, Tyrus et Sidon, et omnis terminus Palæstinorum ? numquid ultionem vos reddetis mihi ? et si ulciscimini vos contra me, cito velociter reddam vicissitudinem vobis super caput vestrum. But what have you to do with me, O Tyre, and Sidon, and all the coast of the Philistines? will you revenge yourselves on me? and if you revenge yourselves on me, I will very soon return you a recompense upon your own head.
5 Argentum enim meum et aurum tulistis, et desiderabilia mea et pulcherrima intulistis in delubra vestra. For you have taken away my silver and my gold: and my desirable and most beautiful things you have carried into your temples.
6 Et filios Juda et filios Jerusalem vendidistis filiis Græcorum, ut longe faceretis eos de finibus suis. And the children of Juda, and the children of Jerusalem you have sold to the children of the Greeks, that you might remove them far off from their own country.
7 Ecce ego suscitabo eos de loco in quo vendidistis eos, et convertam retributionem vestram in caput vestrum. Behold, I will raise them up out of the place wherein you have sold them: and I will return your recompense upon your own heads.
8 Et vendam filios vestros et filias vestras in manibus filiorum Juda, et venundabunt eos Sabæis, genti longinquæ, quia Dominus locutus est. And I will sell your sons, and your daughters by the hands of the children of Juda, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far off, for the Lord hath spoken it.
9 Clamate hoc in gentibus, sanctificate bellum, suscitate robustos : accedant, ascendant omnes viri bellatores. Proclaim ye this among the nations: prepare war, rouse up the strong: let them come, let all the men of war come up.
10 Concidite aratra vestra in gladios, et ligones vestros in lanceas. Infirmus dicat : Quia fortis ego sum. Cut your ploughshares into swords, and your spades into spears. Let the weak say: I am strong.
11 Erumpite, et venite, omnes gentes de circuitu, et congregamini ; ibi occumbere faciet Dominus robustos tuos. Break forth, and come, all ye nations, from round about, and gather yourselves together: there will the Lord cause all thy strong ones to fall down.
12 Consurgant, et ascendant gentes in vallem Josaphat, quia ibi sedebo ut judicem omnes gentes in circuitu. Let them arise, and let the nations come up into the valley of Josaphat: for there I will sit to judge all nations round about.
13 Mittite falces, quoniam maturavit messis ; venite, et descendite, quia plenum est torcular, exuberant torcularia : quia multiplicata est malitia eorum. Put ye in the sickles, for the harvest is ripe: come and go down, for the press is full, the fats run over: for their wickedness is multiplied.
14 Populi, populi, in valle concisionis, quia juxta est dies Domini in valle concisionis. Nations, nations in the valley of destruction: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of destruction.
15 Sol et luna obtenebrati sunt, et stellæ retraxerunt splendorem suum. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining.
16 Et Dominus de Sion rugiet, et de Jerusalem dabit vocem suam, et movebuntur cæli et terra ; et Dominus spes populi sui, et fortitudo filiorum Israël. And the Lord shall roar out of Sion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem: and the heavens and the earth shall be moved, and the Lord shall be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
17 Et scietis quia ego Dominus Deus vester, habitans in Sion monte sancto meo ; et erit Jerusalem sancta, et alieni non transibunt per eam amplius. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God, dwelling in Sion my holy mountain: and Jerusalem shall be holy and strangers shall pass through it no more.
18 Et erit in die illa : stillabunt montes dulcedinem, et colles fluent lacte, et per omnes rivos Juda ibunt aquæ ; et fons de domo Domini egredietur, et irrigabit torrentem spinarum. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down sweetness, and the hills shall flow with milk: and waters shall flow through all the rivers of Juda: and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the torrent of thorns.
19 Ægyptus in desolationem erit, et Idumæa in desertum perditionis, pro eo quod inique egerint in filios Juda, et effuderint sanguinem innocentem in terra sua. Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom a wilderness destroyed: because they have done unjustly against the children of Juda, and have shed innocent blood in their land.
20 Et Judæa in æternum habitabitur, et Jerusalem in generationem et generationem. And Judea shall be inhabited for ever, and Jerusalem to generation and generation.
21 Et mundabo sanguinem eorum, quem non mundaveram ; et Dominus commorabitur in Sion. And I will cleanse their blood which I had not cleansed: and the Lord will dwell in Sion.