31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.
31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.
31 the sun turning black and the moon blood-red, Before the Judgment Day of God, the Day tremendous and awesome.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
31 The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the Lord arrives.
15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
15 The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
15 "The sky turns black, sun and moon go dark, stars burn out.
15 The sun and moon will grow dark, And the stars will diminish their brightness.
15 The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine.
(Read Joel 3:9-17)
Here is a challenge to all the enemies of God's people. There is no escaping God's judgments; hardened sinners, in that day of wrath, shall be cut off from all comfort and joy. Most of the prophets foretell the same final victory of the church of God over all that oppose it. To the wicked it will be a terrible day, but to the righteous it will be a joyful day. What cause have those who possess an interest in Christ, to glory in their Strength and their Redeemer! The acceptable year of the Lord, a day of such great favour to some, will be a day of remarkable vengeance to others: let every one that is out of Christ awake, and flee from the wrath to come.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Joel 2:31
Commentary on Joel 2:28-32
(Read Joel 2:28-32)
The promise began to be fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out, and it was continued in the converting grace and miraculous gifts conferred on both Jews and Gentiles. The judgments of God upon a sinful world, only go before the judgment of the world in the last day. Calling on God supposes knowledge of him, faith in him, desire toward him, dependence on him, and, as evidence of the sincerity of all this, conscientious obedience to him. Those only shall be delivered in the great day, who are now effectually called from sin to God, from self to Christ, from things below to things above.