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Joel 3 Maori Bible (MAORI)

No te mea, nana, i aua ra, i taua wa e whakahokia ai e ahau a Hura raua ko Hiruharama i te whakarau,

Ka huihuia e ahau nga iwi katoa, ka kawea ki raro ki te raorao o Iehohapata; a ka tohe ahau ki a ratou ki reira mo taku iwi, mo toku kainga tupu, mo Iharaira i whakamararatia nei e ratou ki roto ki nga iwi, a wawahia ana e ratou toku whenua.

A kua maka rota ratou mo taku iwi; a kua hoatu e ratou te tama hei utu mo te wahine kairau, a kua hokona e ratou he kotiro ki te waina, hei inu ma ratou.

Ae ra, he aha koutou ki ahau, e Taira, e Hairona, e nga rohe katoa o Pirihitia? e homai ranei e koutou he utu ki ahau? na ki te homai e koutou he utu ki ahau, hohoro tonu, kakama tonu taku whakahoki i te utu ki runga ki to koutou mahunga.

Mo koutou i tango i taku hiriwa, i taku koura, a kawea ana e koutou aku mea pai e matenuitia ana ki roto ki o koutou temepara;

A hokona ana e koutou nga tama a Hura, nga tama o Hiruharama, ki nga tama a nga Kariki, kia matara atu ai ratou i to ratou rohe:

Nana, ka ara mai ratou i ahau i te wahi i hokona atu ai ratou e koutou, ka meinga ano e ahau kia hoki to koutou utu ki runga ki o koutou mahunga;

Ka hokona ano e ahau a koutou tama, a koutou tamahine, ki te ringa o nga tama a Hura, a ma ratou e hoko ki nga tangata o Hepa, ki te iwi i tawhiti: na Ihowa hoki te kupu.

Karangatia tenei e koutou i roto i nga tauiwi; kia rite nga mea mo te whawhai, whakaohokia nga marohirohi, kia whakatata mai nga tangata whawhai katoa, kia haere mai ratou.

10 Patupatua a koutou hea parau hei hoari, a koutou toronaihi hei tao; me ki ake te ngoikore, He kaha ahau.

11 Kia hohoro, ka haere mai, e nga tauiwi katoa tawhio noa, ka huihui i a koutou: meinga kia heke iho au marohirohi ki reira, e Ihowa.

12 Kia whakaohokia nga tauiwi, kia haere hoki ratou ki te raorao o Iehohapata: ka noho hoki ahau ki reira ki te whakawa mo nga tauiwi katoa a taka noa.

13 Kuhua te toronaihi ki roto, kua pakari hoki te witi: haere mai, takahia; kua ki hoki te poka waina, purena tonu nga waka waina; he nui hoki to ratou kino.

14 He tini, he tini whaioio kei te raorao whakaoti tikanga! kua tata nei hoki te ra o Ihowa i te raorao whakaoti tikanga.

15 Ka pouri te ra me te marama, ka kore ano te titi o nga whetu.

16 A ka hamama a Ihowa i Hiona, ka puaki tona reo i Hiruharama; a ka wiri nga rangi me te whenua; otira ko Ihowa he piringa mo tona iwi, he pa kaha mo nga tama a Iharaira.

17 A ka mohio koutou ko Ihowa ahau, ko to koutou Atua e noho nei i Hiona, i toku maunga tapu: katahi a Hiruharama ka tapu, a heoi ano haereerenga o nga tautangata i reira.

18 I taua ra ka maturuturu iho te waina hou o nga maunga, ka rerengia nga pukepuke e te waiu, ka rere nga wai o nga awa katoa o Hura; a ka pupu mai he puna i roto i te whare o Ihowa, hei whakamakuku i te raorao o Hitimi.

19 Hei ururua a Ihipa, hei koraha a Eroma, ururua rawa, mo te mahi tutu ki nga tama a Hura, mo ta ratou whakaheke i te toto harakore ki to ratou whenua.

20 Ka noho tonu ia a Hura ake ake, a Hiruharama, a tera whakatupuranga, tera whakatupuranga.

21 Ka ma ano i ahau to ratou toto kihai i ma i ahau: e noho ana hoki a Ihowa ki Hiona.

Joel 3 New International Version (NIV)

The Nations Judged

[a]“In those days and at that time,
    when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will gather all nations
    and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.[b]
There I will put them on trial
    for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.
They cast lots for my people
    and traded boys for prostitutes;
    they sold girls for wine to drink.

“Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done. For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.[c] You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.

“See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done. I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away.” The Lord has spoken.

Proclaim this among the nations:
    Prepare for war!
Rouse the warriors!
    Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords
    and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
    “I am strong!”
11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side,
    and assemble there.

Bring down your warriors, Lord!

12 “Let the nations be roused;
    let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit
    to judge all the nations on every side.
13 Swing the sickle,
    for the harvest is ripe.
Come, trample the grapes,
    for the winepress is full
    and the vats overflow—
so great is their wickedness!”

14 Multitudes, multitudes
    in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near
    in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and moon will be darkened,
    and the stars no longer shine.
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.[d]
19 But Egypt will be desolate,
    Edom a desert waste,
because of violence done to the people of Judah,
    in whose land they shed innocent blood.
20 Judah will be inhabited forever
    and Jerusalem through all generations.
21 Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged?
    No, I will not.

The Lord dwells in Zion!

Footnotes:

  1. Joel 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-21 is numbered 4:1-21.
  2. Joel 3:2 Jehoshaphat means the Lord judges; also in verse 12.
  3. Joel 3:5 Or palaces
  4. Joel 3:18 Or Valley of Shittim
New International Version (NIV)

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