Joel 3


3:1 For behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall
 bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down
 into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there
 for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have
 scattered among the nations, and divided my land.
3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy
 for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
3:4 Yes, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and
 all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompense?
 and if ye recompense me, swiftly [and] speedily I will return
 your recompense upon your own head;
3:5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have
 carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things.
3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem
 have ye sold to the Grecians, that ye might remove them far
 from their border.
3:7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have
 sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head:
3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand
 of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the
 Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken [it].
3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up
 the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come
 up:
3:10 Beat your plow-shares into swords, and your pruning-hooks
 into spears: let the weak say, I [am] strong.
3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather
 yourselves together around: thither cause thy mighty ones to
 come down, O LORD.
3:12 Let the heathen be awakened, and come up to the valley of
 Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen on
 every side.
3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, go
 down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their
 wickedness [is] great.
3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the
 day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.
3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall
 withdraw their shining.
3:16 The LORD also will roar out of Zion, and utter his voice
 from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but
 the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of
 the children of Israel.
3:17 So shall ye know that I [am] the LORD your God dwelling in
 Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there
 shall no strangers pass through her any more.
3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the mountains
 shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk,
 and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a
 fountain shall come forth from the house of the LORD, and shall
 water the valley of Shittim.
3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate
 wilderness, for the violence [against] the children of Judah,
 because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from
 generation to generation.
3:21 For I will cleanse their blood [that] I have not cleansed:
 for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
 
 

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