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3 For, behold, ain those days, and in that time,

aWhen I shall bbring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

cI will also gather all nations,

And will bring them down dinto the valley of Jehoshaphat,

And ewill plead with them there for my people and for fmy heritage Israel,

Whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

And gthey have cast lots for my people;

And have given a boy for an harlot,

And sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

Yea, and what have ye to do with me, hiO Tyre, and iZidon,

And all jthe coasts of ikPalestine?

Will ye render me a recompence?

And if ye recompense me,

lSwiftly and speedily mwill I return your recompence upon your own head;

Because nye have taken my silver and my gold,

And have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

nThe children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem ohave ye sold unto pthe Grecians,

That ye might remove them far from their border.

Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them,

And mwill return your recompence upon your own head:

And qI will sell your sons and your daughters

Into the hand of the children of Judah,

And they shall sell them to rsthe Sabeans, to a people sfar off:

For the Lord hath spoken it.

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:

10  tBeat your plowshares into swords,

And tyour ||pruninghooks into spears:

uLet the weak say, I am strong.

11  vcAssemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen,

And cvgather yourselves together round about:

Thither ||cause wthy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.

12  Let the heathen be wakened, and come up dto the valley of Jehoshaphat:

For there will I sit xto judge all the heathen round about.

13  yPut ye in zthe sickle, yfor athe harvest is ripe:

Come, get you down; for bthe press is full, cthe fats overflow;

For their wickedness is great.

14  dMultitudes, multitudes ein the valley of ||gdecision:

For hthe day of the Lord is near ein the valley of decision.

15  iThe sun and the moon shall be darkened,

iAnd the stars shall withdraw their shining.

16  jThe Lord also shall roar out of Zion,

jAnd kutter his voice from Jerusalem;

And ithe heavens and the earth shall shake:

But the Lord will be the hope of his people,

And lthe strength of the children of Israel.

17  mSo shall ye know that I am the Lord your God

nDwelling oin Zion, opmy holy mountain:

Then shall Jerusalem be holy,

And there shall qno strangers pass through her any more.

18  And it shall come to pass rin that day,

That stthe mountains shall drop down unew wine,

And tthe hills shall flow with milk,

And vall the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters,

And wa fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord,

And shall water the valley of xShittim.

19  yEgypt shall be a desolation,

And zEdom shall be aa desolate wilderness,

For bthe violence against the children of Judah,

Because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

20  But Judah shall ||dwell cfor ever,

And Jerusalem from generation to generation.

21  For dI will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed:

||For ethe Lord dwelleth in Zion.

KJV 1900

About King James Version

This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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