Joel 3:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
1. For ] The chapter is closely connected with Joe 2:28-32, for explaining how the faithful Israelites will be delivered (Joe 2:32); viz. on account of a judgement to be held upon the heathen world, which will have the effect of freeing the Israelites.
bring again the captivity ] or, perhaps, turn the fortune (comp. on Amo 9:14): upon either interpretation, a decisive change in the condition of Judah and Jerusalem is denoted by the words.
Jehovah’s answer to His people’s prayer of penitence. He will remove from them the plague of locusts, and bestow upon them an abundance of both material and spiritual gifts (Joe 2:18-32); His judgment will alight only upon the nations who are their foes; His own people will dwell for ever securely under the protection of His presence (ch. 3).
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The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges is a biblical commentary set published in parts by Cambridge University Press from 1882 onwards. Anglican bishop John Perowne was the general editor. The first section published was written by theologian Thomas Kelly Cheyne and covered the Book of Micah.
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