Joel 3:1-11 NIV

The Nations Judged

1 "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes1 of Judah2 and Jerusalem,

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2 I will gather3 all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.a4 There I will enter into judgment5 against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered6 my people among the nations and divided up my land.

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    • a 3:2 - "Jehoshaphat" means "the LORD judges"; also in verse 12.
      3 They cast lots7 for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine8 that they might drink.

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      4 "Now what have you against me, O Tyre and Sidon9 and all you regions of Philistia?10 Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done.11

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      5 For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.12

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      6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks,13 that you might send them far from their homeland.

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      7 "See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them,14 and I will return15 on your own heads what you have done.

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      8 I will sell your sons16 and daughters to the people of Judah,17 and they will sell them to the Sabeans,18 a nation far away." The LORD has spoken.19

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      9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war!20 Rouse the warriors!21 Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

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      10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks22 into spears.23 Let the weakling24 say, "I am strong!"25

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      11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble26 there. Bring down your warriors,27 O LORD!

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