Tag Archives: Joel

Joel 1:4-2:25

A. Palmerworm…locust… cankerworm… caterpiller (1:4)

B. Corn… wine… oil (1:10)

C. Vine… fig tree (1:12)

D. The fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness (1:19)

E. The land (2:3)

F. His army (2:11)

G. Weeping (2:12)

H. He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil (2:13)

G’. weep between the porch and the altar (2:17)

F’. The northern army (2:20)

E’. Fear not, O land (2:21)

D’. The pastures of the wilderness do spring (2:22)

C’. The fig tree and the vine do yield their strength (2:22)

B’. Wheat… wine and oil (2:24)

A’. Locust… cankerworm… caterpiller… palmerworm (2:25)

Joel 2:27-3:17

A. Ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am Yahweh your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed (2:27)

B. Heavens… earth… sun… moon (2:30,31)

C. The great and terrible day of Yahweh (2:31)

D. The valley of Jehoshaphat (3:2)

E. Speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head (3:4)

F. The children Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians (3:6)

F’. I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them (3:7)

E’. Will return your recompense upon your own head (3:7)

D’. The valley of Jehoshaphat (3:12)

C’. The day of Yahweh is near (3:14)

B’. Sun… moon… heavens and the earth (3:15,16)

A’. So shall ye know that I am Yahweh your God dwelling in Zion my holy mountain (3:17)

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a. 28 And it shall come to pass afterward,
that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;
b. and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
        c. your old men shall dream dreams,
       c’. your young men shall see visions:
b’. 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids
a’. in those days will I pour out my spirit.

JOEL 3:12 – AMOS 1:5

The chiasm below was discovered in response to the suggested chiasm posted by RS for Joel 3:16 – Amos 1:2. Initially I broadened the search to see if it stretched further into Amos. There are indeed further links, but it became apparent that this larger chiasm centres around Joel 3v20. Apart from the roar/utter/voice parallel, note also the parallel of the rare word, decision/threshing instruments. The suggested chiasm below does not include words placed in parallel which occur elsewhere in the passage, such as Zion and Jerusalem,  and hence do not fit into the chiastic pattern.

A (Joel 3:12) Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there WILL I SIT <03427> to judge all the heathen round about.

B (Joel 3:13) PUT <07971> ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

C (Joel 3:14,15) Multitudes, multitudes in the valley OF DECISION <02742>: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley OF DECISION <02742>. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

D (Joel 3:16) Yahweh also SHALL ROAR out of Zion, and UTTER HIS VOICE from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake:

E (Joel 3:16) but Yahweh will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children OF ISRAEL.

F (Joel 3:17,18) So shall ye know that I am Yahweh your God DWELLING <07931> in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of Yahweh, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

G (Joel 3:19) Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent BLOOD in their land.

H (Joel 3:20) But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

G′ (Joel 3:21) For I will cleanse THEIR BLOOD that I have not cleansed:

F′ (Joel 3:21) for Yahweh DWELLETH <07931> in Zion.

E′ (Amos 1:1) The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning ISRAEL in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of ISRAEL, two years before the earthquake.

D′ (Amos 1:2) And he said, Yahweh WILL ROAR from Zion, and UTTER HIS VOICE from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

C′ (Amos 1:3) Thus saith Yahweh; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with THRESHING INSTRUMENTS <02742> of iron:

B′ (Amos 1:4) But I WILL SEND <07971> a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad.

A′ (Amos 1:5) I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off THE INHABITANT <03427> from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith Yahweh.

Joel 3:16 – Amos 1:2!!!

RS – is this possible?

Joel 3

A.(16) The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

B.(17) So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain:

C. then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

D.(18) And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

C’.(19) Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. (20) But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

B’.(21) For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

Amos 1

A’.(1) The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. (2) And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

Joel 3:9-13

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles;

A. Prepare war, wake up the mighty men,
let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

B. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears:

B’. let the weak say, I am strong.

A’. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves to gether round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Joel 3:1-12

For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

A. a. I will also gather all nations,

b. and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel,

    a’. whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

B. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

C. Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;

D. Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

D’. Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them,

C’and will return your recompence upon your own head:

B’. And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.

A’. Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.