Joel 2:12-17

Rotherham(i) 12 Even now, therefore, urgeth Yahweh, Turn ye unto me, with all your heart,—and with fasting and with weeping, and with lamentation; 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, turn therefore, unto Yahweh your God,—for, gracious and full of compassion, is he, slow to anger, and abundant in loving- kindness, and will grieve over calamity. 14 Who knoweth, he may turn and grieve,—and leave behind him, a blessing, a meal-offering and a drink-offering, to Yahweh your God? 15 Blow ye a horn, in Zion,—hallow a fast, call a solemn assembly: 16 Gather the people, hallow a convocation, collect the elders, gather the children, and the sucklings of the breasts,—let the bridegroom, come forth, from his chamber, and the bride from her bower: 17 Between the porch and the altar, let the priests, weep, the attendants of Yahweh,—and let them say—Look with pity, O Yahweh, upon thy people, and do not deliver thine inheritance to reproach, that the nations, should mock them, Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?