The Valley of Jehoshaphat1 For behold, I in those days and in that time, whenever [6shall return 1the 2captivity 3of Judah 4and 5Jerusalem], 2 I will gather all the nations, and I will lead them into the valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will litigate with them there for my people, and my inheritance Israel, whom I dispersed among the nations, even the one [2my land 1who divided]. 3 And [3over 4my people 1they cast 2lots]; and gave the boys to harlots, and [2the 3young women 1sold] for wine, and drank. 4 And what are you to me, O Tyre and Sidon, and all Galilee of the Philistines? Do [4a recompense 1you 2recompense 3to me]? or [2have resentment 1do you] to me? Swiftly and quickly I will recompense your recompense upon your heads; 5 because [2my silver 3and 4my gold 1you took], and the chosen things of mine; the good things you carried into your temples. 6 And the sons of Judah, and the sons of Jerusalem you rendered to the sons of the Greeks, so that you should push them from out of their borders. 7 And behold, I will awaken them from out of the place of which you rendered them there; and I will recompense your recompense onto your heads. 8 And I will render your sons and your daughters into the hands of sons of Judah; and they shall render them into captivity, into a nation far at a distance, for the lord spoke. 9 Proclaim these things among the nations! Sanctify a war! Awaken the warriors! Lead forward and ascend all men of war! 10 Cut up your plows into broadswords, and your sickles into spears! Let the powerless say that, I am strong! 11 Gather together and enter all nations round about! And gather together there! Let the gentle one be a warrior! 12 Awaken and ascend all nations into the valley of Jehoshaphat! for there I will sit to separate all the nations round about. 13 Send out sickles! for [3stands by 1the 2gathering of the crops]. Enter in! Tread! for [3is full 1the 2wine vat]. [3overflow 1The 2wine-vats], for [2are multiplied 1their evils]. 14 Sounds resounded in the valley of punishment, for [3is near 1the day 2of the lord] in the valley of punishment. 15 The sun and the moon shall darken, and the stars shall let down their brightness.
The LORD Will Spare His People16 But the lord [2from 3Zion 1shall shout aloud], and [3from out of 4Jerusalem 1shall utter 2his voice]. And [6shall be shaken 1the 2heaven 3and 4the 5earth], but the lord shall spare his people, and shall strengthen the sons of Israel. 17 And you shall know that I am the lord your God encamping in Zion, [3mountain 2holy 1my]. And Jerusalem will be holy, and foreigners shall go through her no longer. 18 And it will be in that day [3will trickle down 1the 2mountains] sweetness, and the hills shall flow milk, and all the releases of Judah shall flow waters; and a spring [2from out of 3the house 4of the lord 1shall come forth], and it shall water the rushing stream of the rushes. 19 Egypt [2for 3extinction 1will be], and Edom for a plain of extinction, because of iniquities of the sons of Judah, because they poured out blood of the just in their land. 20 But Judea [2into 3the 4eon 1shall dwell], and Jerusalem for generations of generations. 21 And I will require their blood, and no way acquit. And the lord shall encamp in Zion.
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