Joel 3:8-18 NIV

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

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9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war!5 Rouse the warriors!6 Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

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10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks7 into spears.8 Let the weakling9 say, "I am strong!"10

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11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble11 there. Bring down your warriors,12 O LORD!

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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.

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      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!"

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      14 Multitudes,19 multitudes in the valley20 of decision! For the day of the LORD 21 is near in the valley of decision.22

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      15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.23

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      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.

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      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

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      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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        • b 3:18 - Or "Valley of Shittim"