Joel 3:4-21 NIV

4 "Now what have you against me, O Tyre and Sidon1 and all you regions of Philistia?2 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.3

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5 For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.4

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6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks,5 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,6 and I will return7 on your own heads what you have done.

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8 I will sell your sons8 and daughters to the people of Judah,9 and they will sell them to the Sabeans,10 a nation far away." The LORD has spoken.11

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9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war!12 Rouse the warriors!13 Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

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10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks14 into spears.15 Let the weakling16 say, "I am strong!"17

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11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble18 there. Bring down your warriors,19 O LORD!

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12 "Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,20 for there I will sit to judge21 all the nations on every side.

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      13 Swing the sickle,22 for the harvest23 is ripe. Come, trample the grapes,24 for the winepress25 is full and the vats overflow-- so great is their wickedness!"

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      14 Multitudes,26 multitudes in the valley27 of decision! For the day of the LORD 28 is near in the valley of decision.29

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      15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.30

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      16 The LORD will roar31 from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem;32 the earth and the sky will tremble.33 But the LORD will be a refuge34 for his people, a stronghold35 for the people of Israel.

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      Blessings for God's People

      17 "Then you will know36 that I, the LORD your God,37 dwell in Zion,38 my holy hill.39 Jerusalem will be holy;40 never again will foreigners invade her.41

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      18 "In that day the mountains will drip new wine,42 and the hills will flow with milk;43 all the ravines of Judah will run with water.44 A fountain will flow out of the LORD's house45 and will water the valley of acacias.a46

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        • b 3:18 - Or "Valley of Shittim"
          19 But Egypt47 will be desolate, Edom48 a desert waste, because of violence49 done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.

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          20 Judah will be inhabited forever50 and Jerusalem through all generations.

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          21 Their bloodguilt,51 which I have not pardoned, I will pardon.52" THE LORD DWELLS IN ZION!53

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