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Joel 3 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "For, behold, in those days, And in that time, When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 1 "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will gather all nations, And will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will execute judgment on them there for my people, And for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land, 2 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
3 And have cast lots for my people, And have given a boy for a prostitute, And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink. 3 They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine that they might drink.
4 "Yes, and what are you to me, Tyre, and Sidon, And all the regions of Philistia? Will you repay me? And if you repay me, I will swiftly and speedily return your repayment on your own head. 4 "Now what have you against me, O Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done.
5 Because you have taken my silver and my gold, And have carried my finest treasures into your temples, 5 For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.
6 And have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem to the sons of the Greeks, That you may remove them far from their border. 6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.
7 Behold, I will stir them up out of the place where you have sold them, And will return your repayment on your own head; 7 "See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done.
8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hands of the children of Judah, And they will sell them to the men of Sheba, To a faraway nation, For Yahweh has spoken it." 8 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away." The LORD has spoken.
9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war. Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up. 9 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords, And your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, "I am strong." 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!"
11 Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves together." Cause your mighty ones to come down there, Yahweh. 11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD!
12 "Let the nations arouse themselves, And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; For there will I sit to judge all the surrounding nations. 12 "Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.
13 Put in the sickle; For the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the winepress is full, The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great." 13 Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow-- so great is their wickedness!"
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near, in the valley of decision. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon are darkened, And the stars withdraw their shining." 15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
16 Yahweh will roar from Zion, And thunder from Jerusalem; And the heavens and the earth will shake; But Yahweh will be a refuge to his people, And a stronghold to the children of Israel. 16 The LORD will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.
17 "So you will know that I am Yahweh, your God, Dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain. Then Jerusalem will be holy, And no strangers will pass through her any more. 17 "Then you will know that I, the LORD your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her.
18 It will happen in that day, That the mountains will drop down sweet wine, The hills will flow with milk, All the brooks of Judah will flow with waters; And a fountain will come forth from the house of Yahweh, And will water the valley of Shittim. 18 "In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the LORD's house and will water the valley of acacias.
19 Egypt will be a desolation, And Edom will be a desolate wilderness, For the violence done to the children of Judah, Because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 19 But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.
20 But Judah will be inhabited forever, And Jerusalem from generation to generation. 20 Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations.
21 I will cleanse their blood, That I have not cleansed: For Yahweh dwells in Zion." 21 Their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, I will pardon." THE LORD DWELLS IN ZION!