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Joel 3:16-18 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

16 The Lord will roar like a lion from Jerusalem.
    His voice will sound like thunder from Zion.
    The earth and the heavens will tremble.
But the Lord will keep the people of Israel safe.
    He will be a place of safety for them.

The Lord Blesses His People

17 The Lord says,

“You will know that I am the Lord your God.
    I live in Zion.
    It is my holy mountain.
Jerusalem will be my holy city.
    People from other lands
    will never again attack it.

18 “At that time fresh wine will drip from the mountains.
    Milk will flow down from the hills.
    Water will run through all Judah’s valleys.
A fountain will flow out of my temple.
    It will water the places where acacia trees grow.

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Joel 3:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 The Lord will roar from Zion
    and thunder from Jerusalem;
    the earth and the heavens will tremble.
But the Lord will be a refuge for his people,
    a stronghold for the people of Israel.

Blessings for God’s People

17 “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God,
    dwell in Zion, my holy hill.
Jerusalem will be holy;
    never again will foreigners invade her.

18 “In that day the mountains will drip new wine,
    and the hills will flow with milk;
    all the ravines of Judah will run with water.
A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house
    and will water the valley of acacias.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Joel 3:18 Or Valley of Shittim
New International Version (NIV)

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