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Joel 3:9-14New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Judgment in the Valley of Jehoshaphat

Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare war,[a]
    stir up the warriors.
Let all the soldiers draw near,
    let them come up.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords,
    and your pruning hooks into spears;
    let the weakling say, “I am a warrior.”

11 Come quickly,[b]
    all you nations all around,
    gather yourselves there.
Bring down your warriors, O Lord.
12 Let the nations rouse themselves,
    and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat;
for there I will sit to judge
    all the neighboring nations.

13 Put in the sickle,
    for the harvest is ripe.
Go in, tread,
    for the wine press is full.
The vats overflow,
    for their wickedness is great.

14 Multitudes, multitudes,
    in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near
    in the valley of decision.

Footnotes:

  1. Joel 3:9 Heb sanctify war
  2. Joel 3:11 Meaning of Heb uncertain
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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