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Joel 2:20

20  But ddI will remove far off from you ethe northern army,

And will drive him into a land barren and desolate,

With his face toward fthe east sea,

And his hinder part toward gthe utmost sea,

And hhis stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up,

Because he hath done great things.

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Joel 2:20 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 “I will drive the northern horde far from you,

pushing it into a parched and barren land;

its eastern ranks will drown in the Dead Sea

and its western ranks in the Mediterranean Sea.

And its stench will go up;

its smell will rise.”

Surely he has done great things!

Joel 2:20 — English Standard Version (ESV)

20 “I will remove the northerner far from you,

and drive him into a parched and desolate land,

his vanguard into the eastern sea,

and his rear guard into the western sea;

the stench and foul smell of him will rise,

for he has done great things.

Joel 2:20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 I will drive away these armies from the north.

I will send them into the parched wastelands.

Those in the front will be driven into the Dead Sea,

and those at the rear into the Mediterranean.

The stench of their rotting bodies will rise over the land.”

Surely the Lord has done great things!

Joel 2:20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 “But I will remove far from you the northern army,

And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land,

With his face toward the eastern sea

And his back toward the western sea;

His stench will come up,

And his foul odor will rise,

Because he has done monstrous things.”

Joel 2:20 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 I will force the army from the north to leave your land

and go into a dry, empty land.

Their soldiers in front will be forced into the Dead Sea,

and those in the rear into the Mediterranean Sea.

Their bodies will rot and stink.

The Lord has surely done a wonderful thing!”

Joel 2:20 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 but I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive it into a land barren and desolate, its forepart into the eastern sea, and its hinder part into the western sea; and its stench shall come up, and its ill savor shall come up, because it hath done great things.

Joel 2:20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 And I will remove far off from you him that cometh from the north, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, his face toward the eastern sea, and his rear toward the hinder sea; and his stench shall come up, and his ill odour shall come up, for he hath exalted himself to do great things.

Joel 2:20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 “I will keep the northern army far from you,

and I will force it into a dry and barren land.

The soldiers in front will be forced into the eastern sea.

The soldiers in back will be forced into the western sea.

A foul odor will rise from the dead bodies.

They will stink.”

He has done great things!

Joel 2:20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 I will drive the northerner far from you

and banish him to a dry and desolate land,

his front ranks into the Dead Sea,

and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea.

His stench will rise;

yes, his rotten smell will rise,

for he has done catastrophic things.

Joel 2:20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 I will remove the northern army far from you,

and drive it into a parched and desolate land,

its front into the eastern sea,

and its rear into the western sea;

its stench and foul smell will rise up.

Surely he has done great things!

Joel 2:20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 The northerners

I will remove from you;

I will drive them to a desert

and desolate land,

its front to the eastern sea,

and its rear into the western sea;

its stench and odor will rise up

because he has done great things.

Joel 2:20 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

20 “I will drive far away from you

the army that comes from the north.

I will send some of its forces

into a dry and empty land.

Those in front will be pushed into the Dead Sea.

The ones in back will be driven into the Mediterranean Sea.

Their dead bodies will give off a bad smell.”

The Lord has done great things.

Joel 2:20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 “But I will remove the northern army far from you,

And I will drive it into a parched and desolate land,

And its vanguard into the eastern sea,

And its rear guard into the western sea.

And its stench will arise and its foul smell will come up,

For it has done great things.”