New International Version
Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged? No, I will not." The LORD dwells in Zion!
New Living Translation
I will pardon my people's crimes, which I have not yet pardoned; and I, the LORD, will make my home in Jerusalem with my people."
English Standard Version
I will avenge their blood, blood I have not avenged, for the LORD dwells in Zion.”
New American Standard Bible
And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.
King James Bible
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will pardon their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, for the LORD dwells in Zion.
International Standard Version
I will acquit their bloodguilt that has not yet been acquitted. For the LORD lives in Zion!"
I will avenge their blood which I had not previously acquitted. It is the LORD who dwells in Zion!
New Heart English Bible
And I will pardon their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, for the LORD dwells in Zion."
GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will punish those who murder." The LORD lives in Zion!
JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will hold as innocent their blood that I have not held as innocent; And the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
New American Standard 1977
And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged,
For the LORD dwells in Zion.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
3:18-21 There shall be abundant Divine influences, and the gospel will spread speedily into the remotest corners of the earth. These events are predicted under significant emblems; there is a day coming, when every thing amiss shall be amended. The fountain of this plenty is in the house of God, whence the streams take rise. Christ is this Fountain; his sufferings, merit, and grace, cleanse, refresh, and make fruitful. Gospel grace, flowing from Christ, shall reach to the Gentile world, to the most remote regions, and make them abound in fruits of righteousness; and from the house of the Lord above, from his heavenly temple, flows all the good we daily taste, and hope to enjoy eternally.
Study BibleBlessings for God's People
…20But Judah will be inhabited forever And Jerusalem for all generations. 21And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning,
"The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, 'The LORD is there.'"
"Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, And that I am the LORD your God, And there is no other; And My people will never be put to shame.
Treasury of Scripture
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwells in Zion.
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CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF JOEL.
It is generally supposed, that the prophet Joel blends two subjects of affliction in one general consideration, or beautiful allegory; and that, under the devastation to be produced by locusts in the vegetable world, he portrays the more distant calamities to be inflicted by the armies of the Chaldeans in their invasion of Judea. These predictions are followed by a more general denunciation of God's vengeance, delivered in such language as to be in some measure descriptive of the final judgment of mankind. The prophet intermingles these declarations with earnest exhortations to repentance, and with promises of returning prosperity productive of Gospel blessings; foretelling, in the clearest terms, the general effusion of the Holy Spirit under the Christian dispensation, and the awful consequences of obstinately rejecting the sacred influence, especially to the Jews. The state of this nation at the present day, fully attests the Divine inspiration of the prophecy.
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