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Joel 3 (ASV)
1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment upon them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations: and they have parted my land,
3 and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
4 Yea, and what are ye to me, O Tyre, and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? will ye render me a recompense? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head.
5 Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly precious things,
6 and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem unto the sons of the Grecians, that ye may remove them far from their border;
7 behold, I will stir them up out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head;
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 men of Sheba, to a nation far off: for Jehovah hath spoken it.
9 Proclaim ye this among the nations; prepare war; stir up the mighty men; let all the men of war draw near, let them come up.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
11 Haste ye, and come, all ye nations round about, and gather yourselves together: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Jehovah.
12 Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about.
13 Put ye in the sickle; for the harvest is ripe: come, tread ye; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! for the day of Jehovah is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
16 And Jehovah will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but Jehovah will be a refuge unto his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel.
17 So shall ye know that I am Jehovah your God, dwelling in Zion my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall flow with waters; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of Jehovah, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence done to the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
20 But Judah shall abide for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
21 And I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Jehovah dwelleth in Zion.
Joel 3 (KJVS)
1 For, behold, in those days , and in that time , when I shall bring again  (8686) (8675)  (8799) the captivity  of Judah  and Jerusalem ,
2 I will also gather  (8765) all nations , and will bring them down  (8689) into the valley  of Jehoshaphat , and will plead  (8738) with them there for my people  and [for] my heritage  Israel , whom they have scattered  (8765) among the nations , and parted  (8765) my land .
3 And they have cast  (8804) lots  for my people ; and have given  (8799) a boy  for an harlot  (8802), and sold  (8804) a girl  for wine , that they might drink  (8799).
4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre , and Zidon , and all the coasts  of Palestine ? will ye render  (8764) me a recompence ? and if ye recompense  (8802) me, swiftly  [and] speedily  will I return  (8686) your recompence  upon your own head ;
5 Because ye have taken  (8804) my silver  and my gold , and have carried  (8689) into your temples  my goodly  pleasant things :
6 The children  also of Judah  and the children  of Jerusalem  have ye sold  (8804) unto the Grecians  , that ye might remove them far  (8687) from their border .
7 Behold, I will raise  (8688) them out of the place  whither ye have sold  (8804) them, and will return  (8689) your recompence  upon your own head :
8 And I will sell  (8804) your sons  and your daughters  into the hand  of the children  of Judah , and they shall sell  (8804) them to the Sabeans , to a people  far off : for the LORD  hath spoken  (8765) [it].
9 Proclaim  (8798) ye this among the Gentiles ; Prepare  (8761) war , wake up  (8685) the mighty men , let all the men  of war  draw near  (8799); let them come up  (8799):
10 Beat  (8798) your plowshares  into swords , and your pruninghooks  into spears : let the weak  say  (8799), I [am] strong .
11 Assemble  (8798) yourselves, and come  (8798), all ye heathen , and gather yourselves together  (8738) round about : thither cause thy mighty ones  to come down  (8685), O LORD .
12 Let the heathen  be wakened  (8735), and come up  (8799) to the valley  of Jehoshaphat : for there will I sit  (8799) to judge  (8800) all the heathen  round about .
13 Put  (8798) ye in the sickle , for the harvest  is ripe  (8804): come  (8798), get you down  (8798); for the press  is full  (8804), the fats  overflow  (8689); for their wickedness  [is] great .
14 Multitudes , multitudes  in the valley  of decision : for the day  of the LORD  [is] near  in the valley  of decision .
15 The sun  and the moon  shall be darkened  (8804), and the stars  shall withdraw  (8804) their shining .
16 The LORD  also shall roar  (8799) out of Zion , and utter  (8799) his voice  from Jerusalem ; and the heavens  and the earth  shall shake  (8804): but the LORD  [will be] the hope  of his people , and the strength  of the children  of Israel .
17 So shall ye know  (8804) that I [am] the LORD  your God  dwelling  (8802) in Zion , my holy  mountain : then shall Jerusalem  be holy , and there shall no strangers  (8801) pass through  (8799) her any more.
18 And it shall come to pass in that day , [that] the mountains  shall drop down  (8799) new wine , and the hills  shall flow  (8799) with milk , and all the rivers  of Judah  shall flow  (8799) with waters , and a fountain  shall come forth  (8799) of the house  of the LORD , and shall water  (8689) the valley  of Shittim .
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  (8804) innocent  blood  in their land .
20 But Judah  shall dwell  (8799) for ever , and Jerusalem  from generation  to generation .
Joel 3 (YLT)
1 For lo, in those days, and in that time, When I turn back to the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 Then I have gathered all the nations, And caused them to go down unto the valley of Jehoshaphat, And I have been judged with them there, Concerning My people and Mine inheritance-Israel, Whom they scattered among nations, And My land they have apportioned.
3 And for My people they do cast a lot, And they give the young man for an harlot, And the young woman have sold for wine, That they may drink.
4 And also, what are ye to Me, O Tyre and Zidon, And all circuits of Philistia? Recompence are ye rendering unto Me? And if ye are giving recompence to Me, Swiftly, hastily, I turn back your recompence on your head.
5 In that My silver and My gold ye took, And My desirable things that are good, Ye have brought in to your temples.
6 And sons of Judah, and sons of Jerusalem, Ye have sold to the sons of Javan, To put them far off from their border.
7 Lo, I am stirring them up out of the place Whither ye have sold them, And I have turned back your recompence on your head,
8 And have sold your sons and your daughters Into the hand of the sons of Judah, And they have sold them to Shabeans, Unto a nation far off, for Jehovah hath spoken.
9 Proclaim ye this among nations, Sanctify a war, stir up the mighty ones, Come nigh, come up, let all the men of war.
10 Beat your ploughshares to swords, And your pruning-hooks to javelins, Let the weak say, ‘I am mighty.’
11 Haste, and come in, all ye nations round, And be gathered together, Thither cause to come down, O Jehovah, Thy mighty ones.
12 Wake and come up let the nations unto the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I sit to judge all the nations around.
13 Send ye forth a sickle, For ripened hath harvest, Come in, come down, for filled hath been the press, Overflowed hath wine-presses, For great is their wickedness.
14 Multitudes, multitudes are in the valley of decision, For near is the day of Jehovah in the valley of decision.
15 Sun and moon have been black, And stars have gathered up their shining.
16 And Jehovah from Zion doth roar, And from Jerusalem giveth forth His voice, And shaken have the heavens and earth, And Jehovah is a refuge to his people, And a stronghold to sons of Israel.
17 And ye have known that I am Jehovah your God, Dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain, And Jerusalem hath been holy, And strangers do not pass over into it again.
18 And it hath come to pass, in that day, Drop down do the mountains juice, And the hills do flow with milk, And all streams of Judah do go with water, And a fountain from the house of Jehovah goeth forth, And hath watered the valley of Shittim.
19 Egypt a desolation becometh, And Edom a desolation, a wilderness, becometh, For violence to sons of Judah, Whose innocent blood they shed in their land.
20 And Judah to the age doth dwell, And Jerusalem to generation and generation.
21 And I have declared their blood innocent, That I did not declare innocent, And Jehovah is dwelling in Zion!
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