"At that time, when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem," says the LORD,
"I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat. a There I will judge them for harming my people, for scattering my inheritance among the nations, and for dividing up my land.
They cast lots to decide which of my people would be their slaves. They traded young boys for prostitutes and little girls for enough wine to get drunk.
"What do you have against me, Tyre and Sidon and you cities of Philistia? Are you trying to take revenge on me? If you are, then watch out! I will strike swiftly and pay you back for everything you have done.
You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and you have carried them off to your pagan temples.
You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, b who took them far from their homeland.
But I will bring them back again from all these places to which you sold them, and I will pay you back for all you have done.
I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the peoples of Arabia, c a nation far away. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
Say to the nations far and wide: "Get ready for war! Call out your best warriors! Let all your fighting men advance for the attack!
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors.
Come quickly, all you nations everywhere! Gather together in the valley."And now, O LORD, call out your warriors!
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)