Prepare for war!u
Rouse the warriors!v
Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
Let the weaklingy say,
“I am strong!”z
and assemblea there.
Bring down your warriors,b Lord!
let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,c
for there I will sit
to judged all the nations on every side.
13 Swing the sickle,e
for the harvestf is ripe.
Come, trample the grapes,g
for the winepressh is full
and the vats overflow—
so great is their wickedness!”
14 Multitudes,i multitudes
in the valleyj of decision!
For the day of the Lordk is near
in the valley of decision.l
and the stars no longer shine.m
16 The Lord will roarn from Zion
and thunder from Jerusalem;o
the earth and the heavens will tremble.p
But the Lord will be a refugeq for his people,
a strongholdr for the people of Israel.
Jerusalem will be holy;w
never again will foreigners invade her.x