3:1 "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
3:2 I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment on them there for my people, and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land,
3:3 and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a prostitute, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
3:4 "Yes, and what are you to me, Tyre, and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Will you repay me? And if you repay me, I will swiftly and speedily return your repayment on your own head.
3:5 Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my finest treasures into your temples,
3:6 and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem to the sons of the Greeks, that you may remove them far from their border.
3:7 Behold, I will stir them up out of the place where you have sold them, and will return your repayment on your own head;
3:8 and I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hands of the children of Judah, and they will sell them to the men of Sheba, to a faraway nation, for Yahweh has spoken it."
3:9 Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war! Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up.
3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, 'I am strong.'
3:11 Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together." Cause your mighty ones to come down there, Yahweh.
3:12 "Let the nations arouse themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
3:13 Put in the sickle; for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the winepress is full, the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great."
3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near, in the valley of decision.
3:15 The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.
3:16 Yahweh will roar from Zion, and thunder from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth will shake; but Yahweh will be a refuge to his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel.
3:17 "So you will know that I am Yahweh, your God, dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain. Then Jerusalem will be holy, and no strangers will pass through her any more.
3:18 It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will come forth from the house of Yahweh, and will water the valley of Shittim.
3:19 Egypt will be a desolation, and Edom will be a desolate wilderness, for the violence done to the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
3:20 But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
3:21 I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Yahweh dwells in Zion."
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