Judgment of the Nations
1Yes, in those days and at that time,
when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, #Jr 32:44|NoBook| 33:7Ezk 39:25
2I will gather all the nations #Is 66:18Mc 4:12
and take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. # = The Lord Will Judge #Jl 3:12
I will enter into judgment with them there #Is 66:16Jr 25:31
because of My people, My inheritance Israel.
The nations have scattered the Israelites
in foreign countries #Jr 50:17Ezk 34:6
and divided up My land. #Ezk 35:1036:1-5
3They cast lots for My people; #Ob 11Nah 3:10
they bartered a boy for a prostitute
and sold a girl for wine to drink. #Am 2:6
4And also: Tyre, #Am 1:9Zch 9:2-4 Sidon, and all the territories of Philistia #Am 1:6-8Zch 9:5-7 — 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. #Ps 28:4 5For you took My silver and gold and carried My finest treasures #1Kg 20:62Ch 36:19Lm 1:10-11 to your temples. 6You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks #Is 66:19Ezk 27:13 to remove them far from their own territory. 7Look, I am about to rouse them up from the place where you sold them; #Zch 9:13 I will bring retribution on your heads. 8I will sell your sons and daughters into the hands of the people of Judah, #Is 14:2|NoBook| 60:14 and they will sell them to the Sabeans, # Probably the south Arabian kingdom of Sheba (modern Yemen) #Jb 1:15Ps 72:10Ezk 38:13 to a distant nation, for the Lord has spoken.
9Proclaim this among the nations: #Jr 51:27-28
Prepare for holy war; #Jr 6:4Mc 3:5
rouse the warriors; #Is 8:9-10Jr 46:3-4Zch 14:2-3
let all the men of war advance and attack!
10Beat your plows into swords
and your pruning knives into spears. #Is 2:4Mc 4:3
Let even the weakling say, “I am a warrior.”
11Come quickly, # LXX, Syr, Tg read Gather yourselves and come ; Hb obscure all you surrounding nations;
gather yourselves. #Ezk 38:15-16
Bring down Your warriors there, Lord. #Is 13:3
12Let the nations be roused
and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit down
to judge all the surrounding nations. #Ps 7:6|NoBook| 98:9Is 3:13
13Swing the sickle
because the harvest is ripe. #Jr 51:33Hs 6:11
Come and trample the grapes
because the winepress is full; #Is 63:3Lm 1:15
the wine vats overflow
because the wickedness of the nations is great. #Gn 18:20Rv 19:14-16
14Multitudes, multitudes #Is 34:2-8
in the valley of decision!
For the Day of the Lord is near #Jl 1:15|NoBook| 2:1
in the valley of decision.
15The sun and moon will grow dark,
and the stars will cease their shining. #Jl 2:10
16The Lord will roar from Zion #Hs 11:10Am 1:2
and raise His voice from Jerusalem; #Jr 25:30Am 1:2
heaven and earth will shake. #Ezk 38:19Jl 2:10Hg 2:6
But the Lord will be a refuge for His people, #Ps 46:1|NoBook| 62:8Pr 14:26
a stronghold for the Israelites. #Jr 16:19Nah 1:7
17Then you will know
that I am Yahweh your God, #Ex 6:7|NoBook| 29:46Ezk 20:20
who dwells in Zion, My holy mountain. #Is 11:9|NoBook| 56:7Ezk 20:40
Jerusalem will be holy, #Is 4:3Ob 17
and foreigners will never overrun it again. #Is 52:1Nah 1:15
18In that day
the mountains will drip with sweet wine, #Am 9:13
and the hills will flow with milk. #Ex 3:8
All the streams of Judah will flow with water, #Is 30:25|NoBook| 35:6
and a spring will issue from the Lord’s house, #Ezk 47:1-12
watering the Valley of Acacias. # Or Shittim #Nm 25:1Ezk 47:8
19Egypt will become desolate,
and Edom a desert wasteland,
because of the violence done to the people of Judah #Ob 10
in whose land they shed innocent blood.
20But Judah will be inhabited forever, #Ezk 37:25Am 9:15
and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
21I will pardon their bloodguilt, # LXX, Syr read I will avenge their blood #Is 4:4
which I have not pardoned,
for the Lord dwells in Zion.