Joel 3:2
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New International Version
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

New Living Translation
I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession, for scattering my people among the nations, and for dividing up my land.

English Standard Version
I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land,

New American Standard Bible
I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will gather all the nations and take them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment with them there because of My people, My inheritance Israel. The nations have scattered the Israelites in foreign countries and divided up My land.

International Standard Version
I will gather all nations, bringing them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will set out my case against them there, on behalf of my people, my heritage Israel, whom they scattered among the nations, apportioning my land among themselves.

NET Bible
Then I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment against them there concerning my people Israel who are my inheritance, whom they scattered among the nations. They partitioned my land,

New Heart English Bible
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,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will gather all the nations. I will bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. I will judge them there. They scattered the Israelites, the people who belong to me, among the nations. They divided my land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will gather all nations, And will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there For My people and for My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations, And divided My land.

New American Standard 1977
I will gather all the nations,
            And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat.
            Then I will enter into judgment with them there
            On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel,
            Whom they have scattered among the nations;
            And they have divided up My land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will gather together all the Gentiles, and will cause them to descend into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and there I will enter into judgment with them because of my people and of my heritage Israel, whom they scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

King James 2000 Bible
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will enter into judgment with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have divided up my land.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment upon them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations: and they have parted my land,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will gather together all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Josaphat: and I will plead with them there for my people, and for my inheritance Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have parted my land.

Darby Bible Translation
I will also gather all the nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of my people and mine inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations: and they have parted my land;

English Revised Version
I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 divided my land.

World English Bible
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,

Young's Literal Translation
Then I have gathered all the nations, And caused them to go down unto the valley of Jehoshaphat, And I have been judged with them there, Concerning My people and Mine inheritance -- Israel, Whom they scattered among nations, And My land they have apportioned.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-8 The restoration of the Jews, and the final victory of true religion over all opposers, appear to be here foretold. The contempt and scorn with which the Jews have often been treated as a people, and the little value set upon them, are noticed. None ever hardened his heart against God or his church, and prospered long.
Study Bible
The Lord Judges the Nations
1"For behold, in those days and at that time, When I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land. 3"They have also cast lots for My people, Traded a boy for a harlot And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.…
Cross References
Isaiah 66:16
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.

Isaiah 66:18
"For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.

Jeremiah 25:31
'A clamor has come to the end of the earth, Because the LORD has a controversy with the nations. He is entering into judgment with all flesh; As for the wicked, He has given them to the sword,' declares the LORD."

Jeremiah 50:17
"Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away. The first one who devoured him was the king of Assyria, and this last one who has broken his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

Ezekiel 34:6
"My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them."'"

Ezekiel 35:10
"Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there,

Ezekiel 36:1
"And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.

Ezekiel 38:22
"With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.

Joel 3:12
Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.

Joel 3:14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

also.

Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise …

Zechariah 14:2-4 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the …

Revelation 16:14,16 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth …

Revelation 19:19-21 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, …

Revelation 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters …

the valley.

Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: …

2 Chronicles 20:26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of …

Ezekiel 39:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give to Gog a …

Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which …

will plead.

Isaiah 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: …

Ezekiel 38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and …

Amos 1:11 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, …

Obadiah 1:10-16 For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, …

Zechariah 12:3,4 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all …

Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time …

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have …

Revelation 18:20,21 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; …

and parted.

Jeremiah 12:14 Thus said the LORD against all my evil neighbors, that touch the …

Jeremiah 49:1 Concerning the Ammonites, thus said the LORD; Has Israel no sons? …

Ezekiel 25:8 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, …

Ezekiel 35:10 Because you have said, These two nations and these two countries …

Zephaniah 2:8-10 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children …

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