"The nations must get ready and come to the Valley of Judgment. There I, the Lord, will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
They are very wicked; 1 cut them down like grain at harvest time; crush them as grapes are crushed in a full wine press until the wine runs over."
Thousands and thousands are in the Valley of Judgment. It is there that the day of the Lord will soon come.
The sun and the moon grow dark, and the stars no longer shine.
The Lord roars from Mount Zion; 2 his voice thunders from Jerusalem; earth and sky tremble. But he will defend his people.
"Then, Israel, you will know that I am the Lord your God. I live on Zion, my sacred hill. Jerusalem will be a sacred city; foreigners will never conquer it again.
At that time the mountains will be covered with vineyards, and cattle will be found on every hill; there will be plenty of water for all of Judah. A stream will flow from the Temple of the Lord, and it will water Acacia Valley.
"Egypt will become a desert, and Edom a ruined waste, because they attacked the land of Judah and killed its innocent people.
I will avenge those who were killed; I will not spare the guilty. But Judah and Jerusalem will be inhabited forever, and I, the Lord, will live on Mount Zion."