16 For with fire(A) and with his sword(B)
    the Lord will execute judgment(C) on all people,
    and many will be those slain(D) by the Lord.

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31 The tumult(A) will resound to the ends of the earth,
    for the Lord will bring charges(B) against the nations;
he will bring judgment(C) on all(D) mankind
    and put the wicked to the sword,(E)’”
declares the Lord.

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11 “Because you rejoice and are glad,
    you who pillage my inheritance,(A)
because you frolic like a heifer(B) threshing grain
    and neigh like stallions,

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A Prophecy Against Edom

12 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Because Edom(A) took revenge on Judah and became very guilty by doing so, 13 therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will stretch out my hand(B) against Edom and kill both man and beast.(C) I will lay it waste, and from Teman(D) to Dedan(E) they will fall by the sword.(F) 14 I will take vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they will deal with Edom in accordance with my anger(G) and my wrath; they will know my vengeance, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”(H)

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10 “‘Because you have said, “These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession(A) of them,” even though I the Lord was there,

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15 Because you rejoiced(A) when the inheritance of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, Mount Seir,(B) you and all of Edom.(C) Then they will know that I am the Lord.’”

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22 I will execute judgment(A) on him with plague and bloodshed;(B) I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones(C) and burning sulfur(D) on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.(E)

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I will gather(A) all nations
    and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.[a](B)
There I will put them on trial(C)
    for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered(D) my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 3:2 Jehoshaphat means the Lord judges; also in verse 12.

14 Multitudes,(A) multitudes
    in the valley(B) of decision!
For the day of the Lord(C) is near
    in the valley of decision.(D)

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