Jl 3:1For indeed, in those days and at that time / When I turn the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

Jl 3:2I will gather all the nations / And will bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat; / And I will enter into judgment with them there / Because of My people and My inheritance Israel, / Whom they have scattered among the nations. / And they have divided My land

Jl 3:3And have cast lots for My people; / And they have given a boy for a prostitute / And sold a girl for wine to drink.

Jl 3:4Indeed then, what are you to Me, Tyre and Sidon / And all the regions of Philistia? / Will you repay Me with a recompense? / But if you recompense Me, / Swiftly, speedily, / I will return your recompense upon your own head.

Jl 3:5In that you have taken My silver and My gold, / And have brought My fine precious things into your temples,

Jl 3:6And have sold to the children of the Javanim / The children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem, / In order to remove them / Far from their borders;

Jl 3:7I will rouse them out of the place / To which you have sold them, / And will return your recompense upon your own head.

Jl 3:8And I will sell your sons and your daughters / Into the hand of the children of Judah, / And they will sell them to the Sabeans, / To a nation that is far off, / For Jehovah has spoken.

Jl 3:9Proclaim this among the nations: / Prepare the battle; / Rouse the mighty men; / Let all the men of battle / Draw near; let them go up.

Jl 3:10Beat your plowshares into swords, / And your pruning knives into spears; / Let the weak say, / I am mighty.

Jl 3:11Hurry and come, / All you surrounding nations, / And be gathered. / There cause Your mighty ones to descend, O Jehovah!

Jl 3:12Let the nations rouse themselves and come up / To the valley of Jehoshaphat. / For there I will sit to judge / All the surrounding nations.

Jl 3:13Send forth the sickle, / For the harvest is ripe; / Come, tread, / For the winepress is full; / The wine vats overflow, / For their evil is great.

Jl 3:14Multitudes, multitudes, / In the valley of decision; / For the day of Jehovah has drawn near / In the valley of decision.

Jl 3:15The sun and the moon grow dark, / And the stars withdraw their shining.

Jl 3:16And Jehovah will roar from Zion, / And from Jerusalem He will utter His voice, / And the heavens and the earth will shake. / But Jehovah will be a shelter to His people / And a stronghold to the children of Israel.

Jl 3:17Thus you will know that I am Jehovah your God, / Dwelling in Zion, My holy mountain. / And Jerusalem will be holy, / And strangers will pass through her no longer.

Jl 3:18And in that day / The mountains will drop down fresh wine, / And the hills will flow with milk; / And all the waterways of Judah / Will flow with water, / And a fountain will go forth from the house of Jehovah, / And it will water the valley of Shittim.

Jl 3:19Egypt will be a desolation, / And Edom will be a desolate wilderness, / Because of the violence against the children of Judah, / In that they have shed innocent blood in their land.

Jl 3:20But Judah will abide forever, / And Jerusalem, from generation to generation;

Jl 3:21And I will acquit them of their bloodshed that I had not acquitted them of, / For Jehovah dwells in Zion.

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