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American Standard Version

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.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Joel 3 (KJVS)

[1] For, behold, in those days H3117, and in that time H6256, when I shall bring again H7725 (8686) (8675) H7725 (8799) the captivity H7622 of Judah H3063 and Jerusalem H3389,
[2] I will also gather H6908 (8765) all nations H1471, and will bring them down H3381 (8689) into the valley H6010 of Jehoshaphat H3092, and will plead H8199 (8738) with them there for my people H5971 and [for] my heritage H5159 Israel H3478, whom they have scattered H6340 (8765) among the nations H1471, and parted H2505 (8765) my land H776.
[3] And they have cast H3032 (8804) lots H1486 for my people H5971; and have given H5414 (8799) a boy H3206 for an harlot H2181 (8802), and sold H4376 (8804) a girl H3207 for wine H3196, that they might drink H8354 (8799).
[4] Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre H6865, and Zidon H6721, and all the coasts H1552 of Palestine H6429? will ye render H7999 (8764) me a recompence H1576? and if ye recompense H1580 (8802) me, swiftly H7031 [and] speedily H4120 will I return H7725 (8686) your recompence H1576 upon your own head H7218;
[5] Because ye have taken H3947 (8804) my silver H3701 and my gold H2091, and have carried H935 (8689) into your temples H1964 my goodly H2896 pleasant things H4261:
[6] The children H1121 also of Judah H3063 and the children H1121 of Jerusalem H3389 have ye sold H4376 (8804) unto the Grecians H3125 H1121, that ye might remove them far H7368 (8687) from their border H1366.
[7] Behold, I will raise H5782 (8688) them out of the place H4725 whither ye have sold H4376 (8804) them, and will return H7725 (8689) your recompence H1576 upon your own head H7218:
[8] And I will sell H4376 (8804) your sons H1121 and your daughters H1323 into the hand H3027 of the children H1121 of Judah H3063, and they shall sell H4376 (8804) them to the Sabeans H7615, to a people H1471 far off H7350: for the LORD H3068 hath spoken H1696 (8765) [it].
[9] Proclaim H7121 (8798) ye this among the Gentiles H1471; Prepare H6942 (8761) war H4421, wake up H5782 (8685) the mighty men H1368, let all the men H582 of war H4421 draw near H5066 (8799); let them come up H5927 (8799):
[10] Beat H3807 (8798) your plowshares H855 into swords H2719, and your pruninghooks H4211 into spears H7420: let the weak H2523 say H559 (8799), I [am] strong H1368.
[11] Assemble H5789 (8798) yourselves, and come H935 (8798), all ye heathen H1471, and gather yourselves together H6908 (8738) round about H5439: thither cause thy mighty ones H1368 to come down H5181 (8685), O LORD H3068.
[12] Let the heathen H1471 be wakened H5782 (8735), and come up H5927 (8799) to the valley H6010 of Jehoshaphat H3092: for there will I sit H3427 (8799) to judge H8199 (8800) all the heathen H1471 round about H5439.
[13] Put H7971 (8798) ye in the sickle H4038, for the harvest H7105 is ripe H1310 (8804): come H935 (8798), get you down H3381 (8798); for the press H1660 is full H4390 (8804), the fats H3342 overflow H7783 (8689); for their wickedness H7451 [is] great H7227.
[14] Multitudes H1995, multitudes H1995 in the valley H6010 of decision H2742: for the day H3117 of the LORD H3068 [is] near H7138 in the valley H6010 of decision H2742.
[15] The sun H8121 and the moon H3394 shall be darkened H6937 (8804), and the stars H3556 shall withdraw H622 (8804) their shining H5051.
[16] The LORD H3068 also shall roar H7580 (8799) out of Zion H6726, and utter H5414 (8799) his voice H6963 from Jerusalem H3389; and the heavens H8064 and the earth H776 shall shake H7493 (8804): but the LORD H3068 [will be] the hope H4268 of his people H5971, and the strength H4581 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478.
[17] So shall ye know H3045 (8804) that I [am] the LORD H3068 your God H430 dwelling H7931 (8802) in Zion H6726, my holy H6944 mountain H2022: then shall Jerusalem H3389 be holy H6944, and there shall no strangers H2114 (8801) pass through H5674 (8799) her any more.
[18] And it shall come to pass in that day H3117, [that] the mountains H2022 shall drop down H5197 (8799) new wine H6071, and the hills H1389 shall flow H3212 (8799) with milk H2461, and all the rivers H650 of Judah H3063 shall flow H3212 (8799) with waters H4325, and a fountain H4599 shall come forth H3318 (8799) of the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and shall water H8248 (8689) the valley H5158 of Shittim H7851.
[19] Egypt H4714 shall be a desolation H8077, and Edom H123 shall be a desolate H8077 wilderness H4057, for the violence H2555 [against] the children H1121 of Judah H3063, because they have shed H8210 (8804) innocent H5355 blood H1818 in their land H776.
[20] But Judah H3063 shall dwell H3427 (8799) for ever H5769, and Jerusalem H3389 from generation H1755 to generation H1755.
[21] For I will cleanse H5352 (8765) their blood H1818 [that] I have not cleansed H5352 (8765): for the LORD H3068 dwelleth H7931 (8802) in Zion H6726.

Young’s Literal Translation

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!