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Joel 3:1-11 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "At that time, when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem," says the LORD, 1 "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 "I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will judge them for harming my people, for scattering my inheritance among the nations, and for dividing up 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 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." 3 They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine that they might drink.
4 "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. 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 You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and you have carried them off to your pagan temples. 5 For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.
6 You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, who took them far from their homeland. 6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.
7 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. 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 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the peoples of Arabia, a nation far away. I, the LORD, have spoken!" 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 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! 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. Train even your weaklings to be warriors. 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!"
11 Come quickly, all you nations everywhere! Gather together in the valley." And now, O LORD, call out your warriors! 11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD!