Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Joel 2:3


Like fire they devour everything in their path; 1  a flame blazes behind them. The land looks like the Garden of Eden 2  before them, but behind them there is only a desolate wilderness – for nothing escapes them! 3 


Ge 2:8; Ge 13:10; Ex 10:5,15; Ps 50:3; Isa 51:3; Jer 5:17; Eze 31:8,9; Joe 1:4-7; Joe 1:19,20; Am 7:4; Zec 7:14

NET © Notes

tn Heb “a fire devours before it.”

tn Heb “like the garden of Eden, the land is before them.”

tn Heb “and surely a survivor there is not for it.” The antecedent of the pronoun “it” is apparently עַם (’am, “people”) of v. 2, which seems to be a figurative way of referring to the locusts. K&D 26:191-92 thought that the antecedent of this pronoun was “land,” but the masculine gender of the pronoun does not support this.

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