3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time,
when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and
3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them
down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with
them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom
they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a
boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might
3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon,
and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a
recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily
will I return your recompence upon your own head;
3:5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have
carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:
3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of
Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might
remove them far from their border.
3:7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye
have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your
3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the
hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to
the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken
3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake
up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let
them come up:
3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks
into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and
gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy
mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley
of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the
heathen round about.
3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come,
get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for
their wickedness is great.
3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for
the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars
shall withdraw their shining.
3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his
voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall
shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the
strength of the children of Israel.
Blessings for Godís
3:17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling
in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and
there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the
mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow
with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with
waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of
the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a
desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children
of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their
3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from
generation to generation.
3:21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not
cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.