|Joel 3:1 "For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
|Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations
And bring them down to the valley of 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.
|Joel 3:3 "They have also cast lots for My people,
Traded a boy for a harlot
And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.
|Joel 3:4 "Moreover, what are you to Me, O Tyre, Sidon and all the regions of Philistia? Are you rendering Me a recompense? But if you do recompense Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your recompense on your head.|
|Joel 3:5 "Since you have taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious treasures to your temples,|
|Joel 3:6 and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,|
|Joel 3:7 behold, I am going to arouse them from the place where you have sold them, and return your recompense on your head.|
|Joel 3:8 "Also I will 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.|
|Joel 3:9 ¶ Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men!
Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!
|Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords
And your pruning hooks into spears;
Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."
|Joel 3:11 Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations,
And gather yourselves there.
Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones.
|Joel 3:12 Let the nations be aroused
And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat,
For there I will sit to judge
All the surrounding nations.
|Joel 3:13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
Come, tread, for the wine press is full;
The vats overflow, for their wickedness is great.
|Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
|Joel 3:15 The sun and moon grow dark
And the stars lose their brightness.
|Joel 3:16 The LORD roars from Zion
And utters His voice from Jerusalem,
And the heavens and the earth tremble.
But the LORD is a refuge for His people
And a stronghold to the sons of Israel.
|Joel 3:17 Then you will know that I am the LORD your God,
Dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain.
So Jerusalem will be holy,
And strangers will pass through it no more.
|Joel 3:18 ¶ And in that day
The mountains will drip with 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
To water the valley of Shittim.
|Joel 3:19 Egypt will become a waste,
And Edom will become a desolate wilderness,
Because of the violence done to the sons of Judah,
In whose land they have shed innocent blood.
|Joel 3:20 But Judah will be inhabited forever
And Jerusalem for all generations.
|Joel 3:21 And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged,
For the LORD dwells in Zion.