Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Joel 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

The Nations Will Be Judged

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:1 - [fn]For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:2 - I will gather all the nations
And bring them down to the Valley of [fn]Jehoshaphat.
Then I will enter into judgment with them there
On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
And they have divided up My land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:3 - “They have also cast lots for My people,
[fn]Traded a boy for a prostitute,
And sold a girl for wine so that they may drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:4 - “Moreover, what are you to Me, Tyre, Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you repaying Me with retribution? But if you are showing Me retribution, swiftly and speedily I will return your retribution on your head!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:5 - “Since you have taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious [fn]treasures to your temples,
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:6 - and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the [fn]Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:7 - behold, I am going to stir them up from the place where you have sold them, and return your retribution on your head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:8 - “I will also sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the sons of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a distant nation,” for the LORD has spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:9 - Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for holy war; stir up the warriors!
Have all the soldiers come forward, have them come up!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:10 - Beat your plowshares into swords,
And your pruning hooks into spears;
Let the weak man say, “I am a warrior.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:11 - [fn]Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations,
And gather yourselves there.
Bring down, LORD, Your warriors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:12 - Let the nations be awakened
And come up to the Valley of [fn]Jehoshaphat,
For there I will sit to judge
All the surrounding nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:13 - Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
Come, tread the grapes, for the wine press is full;
The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:14 - Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of [fn]decision!
For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of [fn]decision.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:15 - The sun and moon have become dark,
And the stars have lost their brightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:16 - The LORD roars from Zion
And utters His voice from Jerusalem,
And the heavens and the earth quake.
But the LORD is a refuge for His people,
And a stronghold for the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:17 - Then you will know that I am the LORD your God,
Dwelling on Zion, My holy mountain.
So Jerusalem will be holy,
And strangers will no longer pass through it.

Judah Will Be Blessed

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:18 - And on that day
The mountains will drip with [fn]sweet wine,
And the hills will flow with milk,
And all the brooks of Judah will flow with water;
And a spring will go out from the house of the LORD
And water the Valley of [fn]Shittim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:19 - Egypt will become a wasteland,
And Edom will become a desolate wilderness,
Because of the violence [fn]done to the sons of Judah,
In whose land they have shed innocent blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:20 - But Judah will be inhabited forever,
And Jerusalem for all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:21 - And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged,
For the LORD dwells in Zion.
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 4:1 in Heb
I.e., YHWH judges
Lit Given
Lit goodly things
Lit sons of Javan
Or Come help
I.e., YHWH judges
I.e., God’s verdict
I.e., God’s verdict
Lit freshly pressed-out grape juice
Or acacias
Lit of the sons

New American Standard Bible 2020
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, 2020
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved

The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit

For more information on this translation, see the NASB20 Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan