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JOEL speaks of the same judgments that Amos does: whence it is probable they appeared about the same time, Amos in Israel, and Joel in Judah. Now Amos prophesied in the days of Jeroboam the second. (Amos vii, 10.) In this prophecy,

1. The desolation made by armies of insects is described:

2. The people are called to repentance;

3. Promises are made of mercy to the penitent, and of the pouring out of the spirit in the latter days.

4. The cause of God's people is pleaded against their enemies, and glorious things are spoken of the Gospel-Jerusalem.

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