Joel 3 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 "For, behold, in those days, And in that time, When I restore the fortunes of Yehudah and Yerushalayim, 2 I will gather all nations, And will bring them down into the valley of Yehoshafat; And I will execute judgment on them there for my people, And for my heritage, Yisra'el, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land, 3 And have cast lots for my people, And have given a boy for a prostitute, And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink. 4 "Yes, and what are you to me, Tzor, and Tzidon, And all the regions of Peleshet? Will you repay me? And if you repay me, I will swiftly and speedily return your repayment on your own head. 5 Because you have taken my silver and my gold, And have carried my finest treasures into your temples, 6 And have sold the children of Yehudah and the children of Yerushalayim to the sons of the Yevanim, That you may remove them far from their border. 7 Behold, I will stir them up out of the place where you have sold them, And will return your repayment on your own head; 8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hands of the children of Yehudah, And they will sell them to the men of Sheva, To a faraway nation, For the LORD has spoken it." 9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war. Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up. 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, And your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, "I am strong." 11 Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves together." Cause your mighty ones to come down there, LORD. 12 "Let the nations arouse themselves, And come up to the valley of Yehoshafat; For there will I sit to judge all the surrounding nations. 13 Put in the sickle; For the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the winepress is full, The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great." 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near, in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon are darkened, And the stars withdraw their shining." 16 The LORD will roar from Tziyon, And thunder from Yerushalayim; And the heavens and the eretz will shake; But the LORD will be a refuge to his people, And a stronghold to the children of Yisra'el. 17 "So you will know that I am the LORD, your God, Dwelling in Tziyon, my holy mountain. Then Yerushalayim will be holy, And no strangers will pass through her any more. 18 It will happen in that day, That the mountains will drop down sweet wine, The hills will flow with milk, All the brooks of Yehudah will flow with waters; And a fountain will come forth from the house of the LORD, And will water the valley of Shittim. 19 Mitzrayim will be a desolation, And Edom will be a desolate wilderness, For the violence done to the children of Yehudah, Because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Yehudah will be inhabited forever, And Yerushalayim from generation to generation. 21 I will cleanse their blood, That I have not cleansed: For the LORD dwells in Tziyon."
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