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Joel 3 NAS

The Nations Will Be Judged

1 "For behold, 1in those days and at that time, When I 2restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,

References for Joel 3:1

    • a 3:1 - Ch 4:1 in Heb
      2 I will 3gather all the nations And bring them down to the 4valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will 5enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have 6scattered among the nations; And they have 7divided up My land.

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      3 "They have also 8cast lots for My people, 9Traded a boy for a harlot And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.

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        • c 3:3 - Lit "Given"
          4 "Moreover, what are you to Me, O 10Tyre, Sidon and all the regions of 11Philistia? Are you rendering Me a recompense? But if you do recompense Me, swiftly and speedily I will 12return your recompense on your head.
          5 "Since you have 13taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious treasures to your temples,

          References for Joel 3:5

            • d 3:5 - Lit "goodly things"
              6 and sold the 14sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,

              References for Joel 3:6

                • e 3:6 - Lit "sons of Javan"
                  7 behold, I am going to 15arouse them from the place where * you have sold them, and return your recompense on your head.

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                  8 "Also I will 16sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the sons of Judah, and they will sell them to the 17Sabeans, to a distant nation," for the LORD has spoken.

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                  9 18Proclaim this among the nations: 19Prepare a war; 20rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers * draw near, let them come up!

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                  10 21Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; 22Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."

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                  11 23Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your 24mighty ones.

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                  12 Let the nations be aroused And come up to the 25valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to 26judge All the surrounding nations.

                  References for Joel 3:12

                    • g 3:12 - I.e. YHWH judges
                      13 27Put in the sickle, for the 28harvest is ripe. Come, 29tread, for the 30wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their 31wickedness is great.

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                      14 32Multitudes, multitudes in the 33valley of decision! For the 34day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

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                        • h 3:14 - I.e. God's verdict
                        • i 3:14 - I.e. God's verdict
                          15 The 35sun and moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.

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                          16 The LORD 36roars from Zion And 37utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the 38heavens and the earth tremble. But the LORD is a 39refuge for His people And a 40stronghold to the sons of Israel.

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                          17 Then you will 41know that I am the LORD your God, Dwelling in Zion, My 42holy mountain. So Jerusalem will be 43holy, And 44strangers will pass through it no more.

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                          Judah Will Be Blessed

                          18 And in that day The 45mountains will drip with sweet wine, And the hills will 46flow with milk, And all the 47brooks of Judah will flow with water; And a 48spring will go out from the house of the LORD To water the valley of Shittim.

                          References for Joel 3:18

                            • j 3:18 - Lit "freshly pressed out grape juice"
                            • k 3:18 - Or "acacias"
                              19 Egypt will become a waste, And Edom will become a desolate wilderness, Because of the 49violence done to the sons of Judah, In whose land they have shed innocent blood.

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                                • l 3:19 - Lit "of the sons"
                                  20 But Judah will be 50inhabited forever And Jerusalem for all generations.

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                                  21 And I will 51avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.

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                                  Study tools for Joel 3

                                  • a 3:1 - Ch 4:1 in Heb
                                  • b 3:2 - I.e. YHWH judges
                                  • c 3:3 - Lit "Given"
                                  • d 3:5 - Lit "goodly things"
                                  • e 3:6 - Lit "sons of Javan"
                                  • f 3:11 - Or "Lend aid"
                                  • g 3:12 - I.e. YHWH judges
                                  • h 3:14 - I.e. God's verdict
                                  • i 3:14 - I.e. God's verdict
                                  • j 3:18 - Lit "freshly pressed out grape juice"
                                  • k 3:18 - Or "acacias"
                                  • l 3:19 - Lit "of the sons"