Joel 3:1-11 NRS

1 a For then, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,

References for Joel 3:1

    • h 3:1 - Ch 4.1 in Heb
      2 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,
      3 and cast lots for my people, and traded boys for prostitutes, and sold girls for wine, and drunk it down.
      4 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.
      5 For you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my rich treasures into your temples. b

      References for Joel 3:5

        • i 3:5 - Or [palaces]
          6 You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, removing them far from their own border.
          7 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.
          8 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.
          9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war, c stir up the warriors. Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up.

          References for Joel 3:9

            • j 3:9 - Heb [sanctify war]
              10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weakling say, "I am a warrior."
              11 Come quickly, d all you nations all around, gather yourselves there. Bring down your warriors, O Lord.

              References for Joel 3:11

                • k 3:11 - Meaning of Heb uncertain