1a For then, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat, and I will enter into judgment with them there, on account of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations. They have divided my land,
and cast lots for my people, and traded boys for prostitutes, and sold girls for wine, and drunk it down.
What are you to me, O Tyre and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you paying me back for something? If you are paying me back, I will turn your deeds back upon your own heads swiftly and speedily.
For you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my rich treasures into your temples. b6
You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, removing them far from their own border.
But now I will rouse them to leave the places to which you have sold them, and I will turn your deeds back upon your own heads.
I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a nation far away; for the Lord has spoken.
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war, c stir up the warriors. Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up.
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weakling say, "I am a warrior."
Come quickly, d all you nations all around, gather yourselves there. Bring down your warriors, O Lord.
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