3“At the time of those events,” says the Lord, “when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem,H3117H6256H7725H7725H7622H3063H3389 2I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession, for scattering my people among the nations, and for dividing up my land.H6908H1471H3381H6010H3092H8199H5971H5159H3478H6340H1471H2505H776 3They threw dice to decide which of my people would be their slaves. They traded boys to obtain prostitutes and sold girls for enough wine to get drunk.H3032H1486H5971H5414H3206H2181H4376H3207H3196H8354 4“What do you have against me, Tyre and Sidon and you cities of Philistia? Are you trying to take revenge on me? If you are, then watch out! I will strike swiftly and pay you back for everything you have done.H6865H6721H1552H6429H7999H1576H1580H7031H4120H7725H1576H7218 5You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and have carried them off to your pagan temples.H3947H3701H2091H935H1964H2896H4261 6You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, so they could take them far from their homeland.H1121H3063H1121H3389H4376H3125H1121H7368H1366 7“But I will bring them back from all the places to which you sold them, and I will pay you back for everything you have done.H5782H4725H4376H7725H1576H7218 8I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the people of Arabia, a nation far away. I, the Lord, have spoken!”H4376H1121H1323H3027H1121H3063H4376H7615H1471H7350H3068H1696 9Say to the nations far and wide: “Get ready for war! Call out your best warriors. Let all your fighting men advance for the attack.H7121H1471H6942H4421H5782H1368H582H4421H5066H5927 10Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors.H3807H855H2719H4211H7420H2523H559H1368 11Come quickly, all you nations everywhere. Gather together in the valley.” And now, O Lord, call out your warriors!H5789H935H1471H6908H5439H1368H5181H3068 12“Let the nations be called to arms. Let them march to the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I, the Lord, will sit to pronounce judgment on them all.H1471H5782H5927H6010H3092H3427H8199H1471H5439 13Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread the grapes, for the winepress is full. The storage vats are overflowing with the wickedness of these people.”H7971H4038H7105H1310H935H3381H1660H4390H3342H7783H7451H7227 14Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. There the day of the Lord will soon arrive.H1995H1995H6010H2742H3117H3068H7138H6010H2742 15The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine.H8121H3394H6937H3556H622H5051 16The Lord’s voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth will shake. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a strong fortress for the people of Israel.H3068H7580H6726H5414H6963H3389H8064H776H7493H3068H4268H5971H4581H1121H3478 17“Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, live in Zion, my holy mountain. Jerusalem will be holy forever, and foreign armies will never conquer her again.H3045H3068H430H7931H6726H6944H2022H3389H6944H2114H5674 18In that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine, and the hills will flow with milk. Water will fill the streambeds of Judah, and a fountain will burst forth from the Lord’s Temple, watering the arid valley of acacias.H3117H2022H5197H6071H1389H3212H2461H650H3063H3212H4325H4599H3318H1004H3068H8248H5158H7851 19But Egypt will become a wasteland and Edom will become a wilderness, because they attacked the people of Judah and killed innocent people in their land.H4714H8077H123H8077H4057H2555H1121H3063H8210H5355H1818H776 20“But Judah will be filled with people forever, and Jerusalem will endure through all generations.H3063H3427H5769H3389H1755H1755 21I will pardon my people’s crimes, which I have not yet pardoned; and I, the Lord, will make my home in Jerusalem with my people.”H5352H1818H5352H3068H7931H6726
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