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Joel 2:28–31

God’s Spirit Poured Out

28 “And vit shall come to pass afterward

That wI will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

xYour sons and your ydaughters shall prophesy,

Your old men shall dream dreams,

Your young men shall see visions.

29 And also on My zmenservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

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

Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.

31 bThe sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

cBefore the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

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Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.” 

Joel 2:28–31 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

28  After this

I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;

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.

30 I will display wonders

in the heavens and on the earth:

blood, fire, and columns of smoke.

31 The sun will be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood

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

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.

Joel 2:28–31 — 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.