Joel 31For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2I 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, 3and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink. 4Yea, 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, I will return your recompense swiftly and speedily upon your own head. 5Inasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly precious things, 6and have sold the sons of Judah and the sons of Jerusalem to the sons of the Grecians, that ye may remove them far from their border, 7behold, I will stir them up out of the place where ye have sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head. 8And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the sons of Judah, and they shall sell them to the men of Sheba, to a nation far off. For Jehovah has spoken it. 9Proclaim ye this among the nations: Prepare war. Stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near. Let them come up. 10Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears. Let the weak say, I am strong. 11Hasten ye, and come, all ye nations round about, and gather yourselves together. Cause thy mighty ones to come down there, O Jehovah. 12Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations round about. 13Put 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. 14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Jehovah is near in the valley of decision. 15The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. 16And 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 to his people, and a stronghold to the sons of Israel. 17So ye shall know that I am Jehovah your God, dwelling in Zion my holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, and no strangers shall pass through her any more. 18And 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. 19Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence done to the sons of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20But Judah shall abide forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21And I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed. For Jehovah dwells in Zion.
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