Thematic Bible

Joel 3:1 (show verse)

Yes, in those days and at that time,
when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,

Joel 3:2 (show verse)

I will gather all the nations
and take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
I will enter into judgment with them there
because of My people, My inheritance Israel.
The nations have scattered the Israelites
in foreign countries
and divided up My land.

Joel 3:3 (show verse)

They cast lots for My people;
they bartered a boy for a prostitute
and sold a girl for wine to drink.

Joel 3:4 (show verse)

And also: Tyre, Sidon, and all the territories of Philistia—what are you to Me? Are you paying Me back or trying to get even with Me? I will quickly bring retribution on your heads.

Joel 3:5 (show verse)

For you took My silver and gold and carried My finest treasures to your temples.

Joel 3:6 (show verse)

You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks to remove them far from their own territory.

Joel 3:7 (show verse)

Look, I am about to rouse them up from the place where you sold them; I will bring retribution on your heads.

Joel 3:8 (show verse)

I will sell your sons and daughters into the hands of the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a distant nation, for the Lord has spoken.

Joel 3:9 (show verse)

Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for holy war;
rouse the warriors;
let all the men of war advance and attack!

Joel 3:10 (show verse)

Beat your plows into swords
and your pruning knives into spears.
Let even the weakling say, “I am a warrior.”

Joel 3:11 (show verse)

Come quickly, all you surrounding nations;
gather yourselves.
Bring down Your warriors there, Lord.

Joel 3:12 (show verse)

Let the nations be roused
and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit down
to judge all the surrounding nations.

Joel 3:13 (show verse)

Swing the sickle
because the harvest is ripe.
Come and trample the grapes
because the winepress is full;
the wine vats overflow
because the wickedness of the nations is great.

Joel 3:14 (show verse)

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

Joel 3:15 (show verse)

The sun and moon will grow dark,
and the stars will cease their shining.

Joel 3:16 (show verse)

The Lord will roar from Zion
and raise His voice from Jerusalem;
heaven and earth will shake.
But the Lord will be a refuge for His people,
a stronghold for the Israelites.

Joel 3:17 (show verse)

Then you will know
that I am Yahweh your God,
who dwells in Zion, My holy mountain.
Jerusalem will be holy,
and foreigners will never overrun it again.

Joel 3:18 (show verse)

In that day
the mountains will drip with sweet wine,
and the hills will flow with milk.
All the streams of Judah will flow with water,
and a spring will issue from the Lord’s house,
watering the Valley of Acacias.

Joel 3:19 (show verse)

Egypt will become desolate,
and Edom a desert wasteland,
because of the violence done to the people of Judah
in whose land they shed innocent blood.

Joel 3:20 (show verse)

But Judah will be inhabited forever,
and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

Joel 3:21 (show verse)

I will pardon their bloodguilt,
which I have not pardoned,
for the Lord dwells in Zion.