Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war!1 Rouse the warriors!2 Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks3 into spears.4 Let the weakling5 say, "I am strong!"6
Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble7 there. Bring down your warriors,8 O LORD!
"Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,9 for there I will sit to judge10 all the nations on every side.
Swing the sickle,11 for the harvest12 is ripe. Come, trample the grapes,13 for the winepress14 is full and the vats overflow-- so great is their wickedness!"
Multitudes,15 multitudes in the valley16 of decision! For the day of the LORD 17 is near in the valley of decision.18
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