Bible: Joel 3:9-21
Judgment in the Valley of Jehoshaphat
3:9 Proclaim this among the nations:
“Prepare for a holy war!
Call out the warriors!
Let all these fighting men approach and attack! 1
3:10 Beat your plowshares 2 into swords,
Let the weak say, ‘I too am a warrior!’ 5
3:11 Lend your aid 6 and come,
all you surrounding nations,
and gather yourselves 7 to that place.”
Bring down, O
3:12 Let the nations be roused and let them go up
to the valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit in judgment on all the surrounding nations.
3:13 Rush forth with 9 the sickle, for the harvest is ripe!
Come, stomp the grapes, 10 for the winepress is full!
The vats overflow.
Indeed, their evil is great! 11
3:14 Crowds, great crowds are in the valley of decision,
for the day of the
3:15 The sun and moon are darkened;
the stars withhold 13 their brightness.
The heavens 16 and the earth shake.
he is a stronghold for the citizens 17 of Israel.
Lord’s Presence in Zion
3:17 You will be convinced 18 that I the
dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain.
Jerusalem 19 will be holy –
conquering armies 20 will no longer pass through it.
and the hills will flow with milk. 23
All the dry stream beds 24 of Judah will flow with water.
A spring will flow out from the temple 25 of the
watering the Valley of Acacia Trees. 26
3:19 Egypt will be desolate
and Edom will be a desolate wilderness,
because of the violence they did to the people of Judah, 27
in whose land they shed innocent blood.
3:20 But Judah will reside securely forever,
and Jerusalem will be secure 28 from one generation to the next.
3:21 I will avenge 29 their blood which I had not previously acquitted.
It is the