Joel 3

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(Joe 3:1) For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
(Joe 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 parted my land.
(Joe 3:3) And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
(Joe 3:4) Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly {and} speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;
(Joe 3:5) Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:
(Joe 3:6) The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.
(Joe 3:7) Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:
(Joe 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}.
(Joe 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:
(Joe 3:10) Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I {am} strong.
(Joe 3:11) Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.
(Joe 3:12) Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
(Joe 3:13) Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness {is} great.
(Joe 3:14) Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord {is} near in the valley of decision.
(Joe 3:15) The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
(Joe 3:16) The Lord also shall 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.
(Joe 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.
(Joe 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 of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
(Joe 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.
(Joe 3:20) But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
(Joe 3:21) For I will cleanse their blood {that} I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.
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