Joel 3:1-16 NAS

The Nations Will Be Judged

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

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    • } 3:1 - Ch 4:1 in Heb
      2 I will 3gather all the nations And bring them down to the 4valley of bJehoshaphat. 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, c9Traded a boy for a harlot And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.

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        •  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 dtreasures to your temples,

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

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                •  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 f23Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your 24mighty ones.

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                    • ‚ 3:11 - Or "Lend aid"
                      12 Let the nations be aroused And come up to the 25valley of gJehoshaphat, For there I will sit to 26judge All the surrounding nations.

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                        • ƒ 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 hdecision! For the 34day of the LORD is near in the valley of idecision.

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                            • „ 3:14 - I.e. God's verdict
                            • … 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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