As the mountains surround Jerusalem,(A)
    so the Lord surrounds(B) his people
    both now and forevermore.

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13 I am against(A) you, Jerusalem,
    you who live above this valley(B)
    on the rocky plateau, declares the Lord
you who say, “Who can come against us?
    Who can enter our refuge?”(C)

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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.

12 “Let the nations be roused;
    let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,(A)
for there I will sit
    to judge(B) all the nations on every side.

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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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