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Joel 3:8-18 (New International Version)

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8 I will sell your sons1 and daughters to the people of Judah,2 and they will sell them to the Sabeans,3 a nation far away." The LORD has spoken.4 9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war!5 Rouse the warriors!6 Let all the fighting men draw near and attack. 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks7 into spears.8 Let the weakling9 say, "I am strong!"10 11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble11 there. Bring down your warriors,12 O LORD! 12 "Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,13 for there I will sit to judge14 all the nations on every side. 13 Swing the sickle,15 for the harvest16 is ripe. Come, trample the grapes,17 for the winepress18 is full and the vats overflow-- so great is their wickedness!" 14 Multitudes,19 multitudes in the valley20 of decision! For the day of the LORD 21 is near in the valley of decision.22 15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.23 16 The LORD will roar24 from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem;25 the earth and the sky will tremble.26 But the LORD will be a refuge27 for his people, a stronghold28 for the people of Israel.

Blessings for God's People

17 "Then you will know29 that I, the LORD your God,30 dwell in Zion,31 my holy hill.32 Jerusalem will be holy;33 never again will foreigners invade her.34 18 "In that day the mountains will drip new wine,35 and the hills will flow with milk;36 all the ravines of Judah will run with water.37 A fountain will flow out of the LORD's house38 and will water the valley of acacias.a39
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