Joel 3:1-8 NIV

The Nations Judged

1 “In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,

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2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.aThere I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

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    • h 3:2 - "Jehoshaphat" means "the " Lord"judges" ; also in verse 12.
      3 They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine to drink.

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      4 “Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? 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.

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

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        • i 3:5 - Or "palaces"
          6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, 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, and I will return on your own heads what you have done.

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          8 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away.” The LORD has spoken.

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