Understanding the Scriptures
|Nigh at hand (v. 1)||Coming soon|
|Devoureth (vv. 3, 5)||Completely destroys|
|Stubble (v. 5)||The small, short stalks left over after harvesting the grain|
|Battle array (v. 5)||Prepared and set up for battle|
|Ranks (v. 7)||Lines of marching soldiers|
|Thrust (v. 8)||Bump, run into|
|Executeth (v. 11)||Performs, will see that something happens|
|Rend (v. 13)||Tear, break|
|Heritage (v. 17)||Children|
|Reproach (vv. 17, 19)||Shame|
|Hinder (v. 20)||Back|
|Savour (v. 20)||Smell|
|Spring (v. 22)||Grow|
|Former rain, latter rain (v. 23)||Two rainy seasons of the year in the land of Israel|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Joel 2.
Answer Joel’s Question
Who can abide the Lord's day?
The first ten verses of Joel 2 describe awful destructions that occur at the “day of the Lord.” Verse 11 asks a question we might wonder about after reading such gloomy and terrible prophecies. After reading Joel 2:12–20 and Doctrine and Covenants 45:57, write an answer to the question at the end of Joel 2:11.