Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Therefore also now, says the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

New American Standard Bible

"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;

King James Version

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Holman Bible

Even now—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
turn to Me with all your heart,
with fasting, weeping, and mourning.

International Standard Version

"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Turn back to me with your whole heart, with fasting, tears, and mourning.

A Conservative Version

Yet even now, says LORD, turn ye to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.

American Standard Version

Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Amplified

Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].

Bible in Basic English

But even now, says the Lord, come back to me with all your heart, keeping from food, with weeping and with sorrow:

Darby Translation

Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn unto me with all your heart and with fasting and with weeping, and with mourning:

Julia Smith Translation

And also now, says Jehovah, Turn back even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping and with wailing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"And even now," {declares} Yahweh, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, and weeping, and wailing."

Modern King James verseion

Yet even now, says Jehovah, turn to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And now therefore saith the LORD: Turn to me with all your hearts, in fasting and lamentation.

NET Bible

"Yet even now," the Lord says, "return to me with all your heart -- with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Tear your hearts, not just your garments!"

New Heart English Bible

"Yet even now," says the LORD, "turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning."

The Emphasized Bible

Even now, therefore, urgeth Yahweh, Turn ye unto me, with all your heart, - and with fasting and with weeping, and with lamentation;

Webster

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

World English Bible

"Yet even now," says Yahweh, "turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning."

Youngs Literal Translation

And also now -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Turn ye back unto Me with all your heart, And with fasting, and with weeping, And with lamentation.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

ye even to me with all your heart
לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

and with fasting
צם צום 
Tsowm 
Usage: 26

and with weeping
בּכי 
B@kiy 
Usage: 29

References

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Images Joel 2:12

Context Readings

A Call To Repentance

11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can endure it? 12  Therefore also now, says the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And tear your hearts, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and relents from sending calamity.


Cross References

Jeremiah 4:1

If you will return, O Israel, says the LORD, return unto me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight, then shall you not be moved.

Hosea 12:6

Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on your God continually.

Deuteronomy 4:29-30

But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke unto all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Samuel 7:6

And they gathered together to Mizpah, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel at Mizpah.

Judges 20:26

Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

1 Kings 8:47-49

Yet if they shall come to themselves in the land where they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto you in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;

2 Chronicles 6:38-39

If they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which you gave unto their fathers, and toward the city which you have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for your name:

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

2 Chronicles 20:3-4

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set his face to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

Nehemiah 9:1-2

Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and in sackcloth, and earth upon their heads.

Isaiah 22:12

And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call for weeping, and for mourning, and for baldness, and for girding with sackcloth:

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:

Jeremiah 29:12-13

Then shall you call upon me, and you shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Lamentations 3:40-41

Let us search and examine our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Hosea 6:1

Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up.

Hosea 14:1

O Israel, return unto the LORD your God; for you have fallen because of your iniquity.

Jonah 3:5-8

So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.

Zechariah 1:3-4

Therefore say you unto them, Thus says the LORD of hosts; Turn you unto me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, says the LORD of hosts.

Zechariah 7:3

And to speak unto the priests who were in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, consecrating myself, as I have done these so many years?

Zechariah 7:5

Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did you at all fast unto me, even to me?

Zechariah 12:10-14

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Acts 26:20

But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.

James 4:8-9

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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