Joel 3

1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah (Yehudah) and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim),

2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Yehoshafat, and will plead with them there for My people and for My heritage Yisrael, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land.

3 And they have cast lots for My people; and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

4 Yea, and what have you to do with Me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? Will you render Me a recompence? And if you recompense Me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;

5 Because you have taken My silver and My gold, and have carried into your temples My goodly pleasant things;

6 The children also of Judah (Yehudah) and the children of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) have you sold unto the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border.

7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither you have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head.

8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah (Yehudah), and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for יהוה hath spoken it.

9 Proclaim you this among the nations; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up;

10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am strong.”

11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all you nations, and gather yourselves together round about; thither cause Your mighty ones to come down, O יהוה.

12 Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the valley of Yehoshafat, for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

13 Put you in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; come, get you down, for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision, for the day of יהוה is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

16 יהוה also shall roar out of Zion (Tsiyon), and utter His voice from Jerusalem (Yerushalayim); and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but יהוה will be the hope of His people, and the strength of the children of Yisrael.

17 So shall you know that I am יהוה your God (Elohim) dwelling in Zion (Tsiyon), My holy mountain; then shall Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah (Yehudah) shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of יהוה, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

19 Egypt (Mitsrayim) shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah (Yehudah), because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

20 But Judah (Yehudah) shall dwell forever, and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) from generation to generation.

21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed; for יהוה dwelleth in Zion (Tsiyon).”