|1||"For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,||God will judge the nations.|
|2||I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat, and I will enter into judgment with them there, on account of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations, and have divided up my land,|
|3||and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and have sold a girl for wine, and have drunk it.|
|4||"What are you to me, O Tyre and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you paying me back for something? If you are paying me back, I will requite your deed upon your own head swiftly and speedily.|
|5||Fore you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my riches into your temples.|
|6||You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, removing them far from their own border.|
|7||but now I will stir them up from the place to which you have sold them, and I will require your deed upon your own head.|
|8||I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the sons of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a nation far off; for Yahweh has spoken."|
|9||Proclaim this among the nations:|
stir up the mighty men.
Let all the men of war draw near,
let them come up.
|10||Beat your plowshares into swords, |
and your pruning hooks into spears;
let the weak say, "I am a warrior."
|11||Hasten and come,|
all the nations round about,
gather themselves there.
Bring down your warriors, O Yahweh.
|12||Let the nations bestir themselves, |
and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat;
for there I will sit to judge
all the nations round about.
|13||Put in the sickle,|
for the harvest is ripe.
Go in, tread,
for the wine press is full.
the vats overflow,
for their wickedness is great.
|14||Multitudes, multitudes, |
in the valley of decision!
For the day of Yahweh is near
in the valley of decision.
|15||The sun and the moon are darkened, |
and the stars withdraw their shining.
|16||And Yahweh roars from Zion, |
and utters his voice from Jerusalem,
and the heavens and the earth shake.
But Yahweh is a refuge to his people,
a stronghold to the people of Israel.
|17||"So you shall know that I am Yahweh your God, |
who dwell in Zion, my holy mountain.
And Jerusalem shall be holy
and strangers shall never again pass through it.
|God will bless his people.|
|18||"And in that day |
the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
and the hills shall flow with milk,
and all the stream beds of Judah
shall flow with water;
and a fountain shall come forth from the house of Yahweh
and water the valley of Shittim.
|19||"Egypt shall become a desolation |
and Edom a desolate wilderness,
for the violence done to the people of Judah,
because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
|20||But Judah shall be inhabited for ever, |
and Jerusalem to all generations.
|21||I will avenge their blood, and I will not clear the guilty, |
for Yahweh dwell in Zion."
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