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Joel 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:1 - (4:1) For look! In those days and at that time I will return the exiles to Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:2 - Then I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment against them there concerning my people Israel who are my inheritance, whom they scattered among the nations. They partitioned my land,
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:3 - and they cast lots for my people. They traded a boy for a prostitute; they sold a little girl for wine so they could drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:4 - Why are you doing these things to me, Tyre and Sidon? Are you trying to get even with me, land of Philistia? I will very quickly repay you for what you have done!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:5 - For you took my silver and my gold and brought my precious valuables to your own palaces.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:6 - You sold Judeans and Jerusalemites to the Greeks, removing them far from their own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:7 - Look! I am rousing them from that place to which you sold them. I will repay you for what you have done!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:8 - I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah. They will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away. Indeed, the LORD has spoken!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:9 - Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for a holy war! Call out the warriors! Let all these fighting men approach and attack!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:10 - Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears! Let the weak say, 'I too am a warrior!'
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:11 - Lend your aid and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves to that place." Bring down, O LORD, your warriors!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:12 - Let the nations be roused and let them go up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit in judgment on all the surrounding nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:13 - Rush forth with the sickle, for the harvest is ripe! Come, stomp the grapes, for the winepress is full! The vats overflow. Indeed, their evil is great!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:14 - Crowds, great crowds are in the valley of decision, for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:15 - The sun and moon are darkened; the stars withhold their brightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:16 - The LORD roars from Zion; from Jerusalem his voice bellows out. The heavens and the earth shake. But the LORD is a refuge for his people; he is a stronghold for the citizens of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:17 - You will be convinced that I the LORD am your God, dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain. Jerusalem will be holy - conquering armies will no longer pass through it.

Judah Will Be Blessed

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:18 - On that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk. All the dry stream beds of Judah will flow with water. A spring will flow out from the temple of the LORD, watering the Valley of Acacia Trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:19 - Egypt will be desolate and Edom will be a desolate wilderness, because of the violence they did to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:20 - But Judah will reside securely forever, and Jerusalem will be secure from one generation to the next.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:21 - I will avenge their blood which I had not previously acquitted. It is the LORD who dwells in Zion!

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