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

Bring down your warriors,(H) Lord!

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

14 Multitudes,(O) multitudes
    in the valley(P) of decision!
For the day of the Lord(Q) is near
    in the valley of decision.(R)
15 The sun and moon will be darkened,
    and the stars no longer shine.(S)
16 The Lord will roar(T) from Zion
    and thunder from Jerusalem;(U)
    the earth and the heavens will tremble.(V)
But the Lord will be a refuge(W) for his people,
    a stronghold(X) for the people of Israel.

Blessings for God’s People

17 “Then you will know(Y) that I, the Lord your God,(Z)
    dwell in Zion,(AA) my holy hill.(AB)
Jerusalem will be holy;(AC)
    never again will foreigners invade her.(AD)

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