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Joel 2:28–32

God’s Promise of His Spirit

28 k After this l

I will pour out My Spirit m on all humanity; n

then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,

your old men will have dreams,

and your young men will see visions.

29 I will even pour out My Spirit

on the male and female slaves in those days. o

30 I will display wonders

in the heavens and on the earth: p

blood, fire, and columns of smoke.

31 The sun will be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood q

before the great and awe-inspiring Day of the Lord comes. r

32 Then everyone who calls

on the name of Yahweh will be saved, s

for there will be an escape

for those on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,

as the Lord promised, t

among the survivors the Lord calls.

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Joel 2:28–32 — The New International Version (NIV)

28 “And afterward,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your old men will dream dreams,

your young men will see visions.

29 Even on my servants, both men and women,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

30 I will show wonders in the heavens

and on the earth,

blood and fire and billows of smoke.

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.

32 And everyone who calls

on the name of the Lord will be saved;

for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem

there will be deliverance,

as the Lord has said,

even among the survivors

whom the Lord calls.

Joel 2:28–32 — English Standard Version (ESV)

28  “And it shall come to pass afterward,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your old men shall dream dreams,

and your young men shall see visions.

29 Even on the male and female servants

in those days I will pour out my Spirit.

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 32 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

Joel 2:28–32 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

28 And it shall come to pass afterward,

That I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;

And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your old men shall dream dreams,

Your young men shall see visions:

29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids

In those days will I pour out my spirit.

30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth,

Blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,

Before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.

32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered:

For in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance,

As the Lord hath said,

And in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.

Joel 2:28–32 — New Living Translation (NLT)

28  “Then, after doing all those things,

I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.

Your old men will dream dreams,

and your young men will see visions.

29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit

even on servants—men and women alike.

30 And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth—

blood and fire and columns of smoke.

31 The sun will become dark,

and the moon will turn blood red

before that great and terrible day of the Lord arrives.

32 But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord

will be saved,

for some on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will escape,

just as the Lord has said.

These will be among the survivors

whom the Lord has called.

Joel 2:28–32 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

28 “And it shall come to pass afterward

That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your old men shall dream dreams,

Your young men shall see visions.

29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:

Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

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.

32 And it shall come to pass

That whoever calls on the name of the Lord

Shall be saved.

For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,

As the Lord has said,

Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.

Joel 2:28–32 — New Century Version (NCV)

28 “After this,

I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your old men will dream dreams,

and your young men will see visions.

29 At that time I will pour out my Spirit

also on male slaves and female slaves.

30 I will show miracles

in the sky and on the earth:

blood, fire, and thick smoke.

31 The sun will become dark,

the moon red as blood,

before the overwhelming and terrible day of the Lord comes.

32 Then anyone who calls on the Lord

will be saved,

because on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem

there will be people who will be saved,

just as the Lord has said.

Those left alive after the day of punishment

are the people whom the Lord called.

Joel 2:28–32 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. 30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah cometh. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Jehovah hath said, and among the remnant those whom Jehovah doth call.

Joel 2:28–32 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

28 And it shall come to pass afterwards that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 Yea, even upon the bondmen and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be changed to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah come. 32 And it shall be that whosoever shall call upon the name of Jehovah shall be saved: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as Jehovah hath said, and for the residue whom Jehovah shall call.

Joel 2:28–32 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

28 “After this, I will pour my Spirit on everyone. 

Your sons and daughters will prophesy. 

Your old men will dream dreams. 

Your young men will see visions. 

29 In those days I will pour my Spirit on servants, 

on both men and women. 

30 I will work miracles in the sky and on the earth: 

blood, fire, and clouds of smoke. 

31 The sun will become dark, 

and the moon will become as red as blood 

before the terrifying day of the Lord comes.” 

32 Then whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 

Those who escape will be on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem. 

Among the survivors will be those whom the Lord calls, 

as the Lord has promised. 

Joel 2:28–32 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 Then afterward

I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your old men shall dream dreams,

and your young men shall see visions.

29 Even on the male and female slaves,

in those days, I will pour out my spirit.

30 I will show portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. 32 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

Joel 2:28–32 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

28  And it will happen afterward thus:

I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters will prophesy,

and your elders will dream dreams;

your young men shall see visions.

29 And also on the male slaves and on the female slaves,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

30 And I will set wonders in the heavens, and on earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun will be changed to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yahweh. 32 And it will happen—everyone who calls on the name of Yahweh will be rescued, because on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, as Yahweh said, and among the survivors whom Yahweh is calling.

Joel 2:28–32 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

28 “After that, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.

Your old men will have dreams.

Your young men will have visions.

29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit

on those who serve me, men and women alike.

30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth.

There will be blood and fire and clouds of smoke.

31 The sun will become dark.

The moon will turn red like blood.

It will happen before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.

32 Everyone who calls out to me will be saved.

On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem

some of my people will be left alive.

I have chosen them.

That is what I have promised.

Joel 2:28–32 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

28 “It will come about after this

That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;

And your sons and daughters will prophesy,

Your old men will dream dreams,

Your young men will see visions.

29 Even on the male and female servants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

30 “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,

Blood, fire and columns of smoke.

31 “The sun will be turned into darkness

And the moon into blood

Before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.

32 “And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord

Will be delivered;

For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem

There will be those who escape,

As the Lord has said,

Even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.