Joel 3:3-13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and have sold a girl for wine, and have drunk it. 3 They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine that they might drink.
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 requite your deed upon your own head swiftly and speedily. 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 For you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my rich treasures into your 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, removing them far from their own border. 6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.
7 But now I will stir them up from the place to which you have sold them, and I will requite your deed upon 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 I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the sons of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabe'ans, to a nation far off; for the LORD has 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 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war, stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war 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 a warrior." 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!"
11 Hasten and come, all you nations round about, gather yourselves there. Bring down thy warriors, O LORD. 11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD!
12 Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehosh'aphat; for there I will sit to judge all the nations round about. 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. Go in, tread, for the wine press 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!"