SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:16 Y el SEÑOR bramará desde Sion, y dará su voz desde Jerusalén, y temblarán los cielos y la tierra; mas el SEÑOR será la esperanza de su pueblo, y la fortaleza de los hijos de Israel.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joel 3:16 Verse 16. The Lord also shall roar out of Zion] His temple and worship shall be reestablished there, and he will thence denounce his judgments against the nations. "The heavens and the earth shall shake." There shall be great commotions in powerful empires and their dependencies; but in all these things his own people shall be unmoved, for God shall be their hope and strength.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem , etc.] Christ, the Lamb, shall now appear as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, and utter his voice in his providence and judgments on the behalf of his church and people, signified by Zion and Jerusalem; and therefore said to roar, and utter his voice from thence; he will be heard far and near, and strike terror in the hearts of his enemies; (see Jeremiah 25:30,31); and the heavens and the earth shall shake ; great revolutions will be made in the world, both in church and state, among the antichristian powers; and such as will also make them shake and tremble, as well as alter the form and frame of things among them; (see Revelation 16:18,19); changes in government, civil and ecclesiastic, are sometimes signified by such phrases, ( Haggai 2:6,7 Hebrews 12:26,27 Revelation 6:14 11:13,19); but the Lord [will be] the hope of his people ; the object, author, ground, and foundation of their hope of salvation here and hereafter; in whom they may hope for and expect safety and security in the worst of times; since he will be their “refuge”, or their “harbour” F88 as it may be rendered; to whom they may have recourse, to shelter and screen them from the rage and wrath of their enemies, and where they will be safe, till the indignation of God be over and past; and while calamities and judgments are upon the unchristian and ungodly world, they will have nothing to fear amidst these storms, being in a good harbour: and the strength of the children of Israel ; of the spiritual Israel; of all such who are Israelites indeed, the Lord’s chosen, redeemed, and called people, both Jews and Gentiles; the author and giver of their spiritual strength, the strength of their lives and of their hearts, of their graces and of their salvation; by whom they are furnished with strength to do the duties of religion; to exercise grace; to wrestle with God in prayer; to withstand spiritual enemies; to bear afflictions patiently, and to persevere to the end: or he is their “fortress” F89 ; their strong hold and place of defence, where they are safe from every enemy, free from all distresses, enjoy solid peace and comfort, and have plenty of provisions, ( Isaiah 33:16).
Matthew Henry Commentary God's judgments. (Joel 2:1-14) Exhortations to fasting and prayer blessings promised. (Joel 2:15-27) A promise of the Holy Spirit, and of future mercies. (Joel 2:28-32)
Joel 2:1-14 The priests were to alarm the people with the near approac of the Divine judgments. It is the work of ministers to warn of the fatal consequences of sin, and to reveal the wrath from heaven agains the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. The striking descriptio which follows, shows what would attend the devastations of locusts, but may also describe the effects from the ravaging of the land by the Chaldeans. If the alarm of temporal judgments is given to offendin nations, how much more should sinners be warned to seek deliveranc from the wrath to come! Our business therefore on earth must especiall be, to secure an interest in our Lord Jesus Christ; and we should see to be weaned from objects which will soon be torn from all who now make idols of them. There must be outward expressions of sorrow and shame fasting, weeping, and mourning; tears for trouble must be turned int tears for the sin that caused it. But rending the garments would be vain, except their hearts were rent by abasement and self-abhorrence by sorrow for their sins, and separation from them. There is n question but that if we truly repent of our sins, God will forgiv them; but whether he will remove affliction is not promised, yet the probability of it should encourage us to repent.
Joel 2:15-27 The priests and rulers are to appoint a solemn fast. The sinner's supplication is, Spare us, good Lord. God is ready to succou his people; and he waits to be gracious. They prayed that God woul spare them, and he answered them. His promises are real answers to the prayers of faith; with him saying and doing are not two things. Some understand these promises figuratively, as pointing to gospel grace and as fulfilled in the abundant comforts treasured up for believers in the covenant of grace.
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 an Gentiles. The judgments of God upon a sinful world, only go before the judgment of the world in the last day. Calling on God suppose knowledge of him, faith in him, desire toward him, dependence on him and, as evidence of the sincerity of all this, conscientious obedienc to him. Those only shall be delivered in the great day, who are no effectually called from sin to God, from self to Christ, from thing below to things above __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויהוה 3068 מציון 6726 ישׁאג 7580 ומירושׁלם 3389 יתן 5414 קולו 6963 ורעשׁו 7493 שׁמים 8064 וארץ 776 ויהוה 3068 מחסה 4268 לעמו 5971 ומעוז 4581 לבני 1121 ישׂראל׃ 3478