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Joel 3:14–17

14 aMultitudes, multitudes in the bvalley of 1decision!

For the cday of the Lord is near in the valley of 1decision.

15 The asun and moon grow dark

And the stars lose their brightness.

16 The Lord aroars from Zion

And butters His voice from Jerusalem,

And the cheavens and the earth tremble.

But the Lord is a drefuge for His people

And a estronghold to the sons of Israel.

17 Then you will aknow that I am the Lord your God,

Dwelling in Zion, My bholy mountain.

So Jerusalem will be choly,

And dstrangers will pass through it no more.

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Joel 3:14–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

14 Multitudes, multitudes

in the valley of decision!

For the day of the Lord is near

in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and moon will be darkened,

and the stars no longer shine.

16 The Lord will roar from Zion

and thunder from Jerusalem;

the earth and the heavens will tremble.

But the Lord will be a refuge for his people,

a stronghold for the people of Israel.

17 “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God,

dwell in Zion, my holy hill.

Jerusalem will be holy;

never again will foreigners invade her.

Joel 3:14–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

14 Multitudes, multitudes,

in the valley of decision!

For the day of the Lord is near

in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon are darkened,

and the stars withdraw their shining.

16 The Lord roars from Zion,

and utters his voice from Jerusalem,

and the heavens and the earth quake.

But the Lord is a refuge to his people,

a stronghold to the people of Israel.

17 “So you shall know that I am the Lord your God,

who dwells in Zion, my holy mountain.

And Jerusalem shall be holy,

and strangers shall never again pass through it.

Joel 3:14–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision:

For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened,

And the stars shall withdraw their shining.

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.

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.

Joel 3:14–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

14 Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision.

There the day of the Lord will soon arrive.

15 The sun and moon will grow dark,

and the stars will no longer shine.

16 The 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.

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.

Joel 3:14–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!

For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and moon will grow dark,

And the stars will diminish their brightness.

16 The Lord also will roar from Zion,

And utter His voice from Jerusalem;

The heavens and earth will shake;

But the Lord will be a shelter for His people,

And the strength of the children of Israel.

17 “So you shall know that I am the Lord your God,

Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain.

Then Jerusalem shall be holy,

And no aliens shall ever pass through her again.”

Joel 3:14–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

14 There are huge numbers of people

in the Valley of Decision,

because the Lord’s day of judging is near

in the Valley of Decision.

15 The sun and the moon will become dark,

and the stars will stop shining.

16 The Lord will roar like a lion from Jerusalem;

his loud voice will thunder from that city,

and the sky and the earth will shake.

But the Lord will be a safe place for his people,

a strong place of safety for the people of Israel.

17 “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God,

live on my holy Mount Zion.

Jerusalem will be a holy place,

and strangers will never even go through it again.

Joel 3:14–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! for the day of Jehovah is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. 16 And Jehovah will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but Jehovah will be a refuge unto his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel. 17 So shall ye know that I am Jehovah your God, dwelling in Zion my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

Joel 3:14–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Jehovah is at hand in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16 And Jehovah will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: and Jehovah will be a shelter for his people, and the refuge of the children of Israel. 17 And ye shall know that I, Jehovah, am your God, dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain; and Jerusalem shall be holy, and no strangers shall pass through her any more.

Joel 3:14–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

14 There are many, many people in the valley of decision.

The day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon will turn dark.

The stars will no longer shine.

16 The Lord will roar from Zion,

and his voice will thunder from Jerusalem.

The sky and the earth will shake.

The Lord will be a refuge for his people.

He will be a stronghold for the people of Israel.

17 “You will know that I am the Lord your God.

I live on my holy mountain, Zion.

Jerusalem will be holy.

Foreigners will never invade it again.

Joel 3:14–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 Multitudes, multitudes

in the valley of decision!

For the Day of the Lord is near

in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and moon will grow dark,

and the stars will cease their shining.

16 The Lord will roar from Zion

and raise His voice from Jerusalem;

heaven and earth will shake.

But the Lord will be a refuge for His people,

a stronghold for the Israelites.

17 Then you will know

that I am Yahweh your God,

who dwells in Zion, My holy mountain.

Jerusalem will be holy,

and foreigners will never overrun it again.

Joel 3:14–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Multitudes, multitudes,

in the valley of decision!

For the day of the Lord is near

in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon are darkened,

and the stars withdraw their shining.

16 The Lord roars from Zion,

and utters his voice from Jerusalem,

and the heavens and the earth shake.

But the Lord is a refuge for his people,

a stronghold for the people of Israel.

17 So you shall know that I, the Lord your God,

dwell in Zion, my holy mountain.

And Jerusalem shall be holy,

and strangers shall never again pass through it.

Joel 3:14–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 Commotion, commotion

in the valley of decision!

For the day of Yahweh is near

in the valley of decision!

15 The sun and the moon grow dark,

and the stars have withheld their splendor.

16 And Yahweh roars from Zion;

from Jerusalem he utters his voice,

and the heavens and the earth shake.

But Yahweh is a refuge for his people,

and a protection for the children of Israel.

17 And you will know that I, Yahweh your God,

am dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain.

And Jerusalem will be a place of holiness,

and strangers will pass through it no longer.

Joel 3:14–17 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

14 Huge numbers of soldiers are gathered in the valley

where the Lord will hand down his sentence.

The day of the Lord is near in that valley.

15 The sun and moon will become dark.

The stars won’t shine anymore.

16 The Lord will roar like a lion from Jerusalem.

His voice will sound like thunder from Zion.

The earth and sky will tremble.

But the Lord will keep the people of Israel safe.

He will be a place of safety for them.

17 The Lord says,

“You will know that I am the Lord your God.

I live in Zion.

It is my holy mountain.

Jerusalem will be my holy city.

People from other lands

will never attack it again.