Joel 3:5
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New International Version
For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.

New Living Translation
You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and have carried them off to your pagan temples.

English Standard Version
For you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my rich treasures into your temples.

New American Standard Bible
"Since you have taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious treasures to your temples,

King James Bible
Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you took My silver and gold and carried My finest treasures to your temples.

International Standard Version
since you took my silver and gold, carried my precious treasures into your temples,

NET Bible
For you took my silver and my gold and brought my precious valuables to your own palaces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You took my silver and my gold. You brought my finest treasures to your temples.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because ye have taken my silver and my gold and have carried into your temples my precious and beautiful things

King James 2000 Bible
Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my precious things:

American King James Version
Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

American Standard Version
Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly precious things,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you have taken away my silver and my gold: and my desirable and most beautiful things you have carried into your temples.

Darby Bible Translation
because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my beautiful pleasant things,

English Revised Version
Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things;

Webster's Bible Translation
Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things.

World English Bible
Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my finest treasures into your temples,

Young's Literal Translation
In that My silver and My gold ye took, And My desirable things that are good, Ye have brought in to your temples.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 5, 6. - The prophet proceeds to enumerate the injuries sustained by his people at the hands of their enemies, and the evil attempted against himself.

(1) My sliver and my gold. The silver, gold, and precious or desirable things, whether taken immediately from the temple of God or plundered mediately from the palaces or wealthy mansions of his people, they transferred to their temples and suspended as trophies therein - a custom common among ancient nations.

(2) The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians. The part which the Phoenicians had in the transaction was the purchase and sale of the Jewish captives who had fallen into the hands of the Philistine conquerors. The mention of Grecians, or sons of Javan, brings for the first time the Hellenic and Hebrew races into contact - a contact sad and sorrowful for the latter. That ye might remove them far from their border. This was at once the climax of their cruelty and the aggravation of their crime. The object which their enemies had in view in selling the Hebrew captives to the sons of Javan, or Ionian Greeks of Asia Minor, was by that remote exile to prevent the possibility of their return to their own land. The historic reference is thought by some to be the event narrated in 2 Chronicles 21:16, 17, where it is written, "The Lord stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines... And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away [margin, 'carried captive'] all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Because ye have taken my silver and my gold,.... Which is all the Lord's, Haggai 2:8; or which he had bestowed upon his people, and they had taken from them:

and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things; either the rich furniture of the houses of his people, which they carried into their own houses, or "palaces" (e), as it may be rendered; having either taken them away themselves, or bought them of others that had taken them: or else the rich vessels of the temple; as these were carried away by the Chaldeans, and put into their idol temples, Daniel 1:2; so afterward they were taken by the Romans, and put into the temples of their gods: whether any of these came into the hands of the Tyrians, &c. by any means, and were put into their idol temples, as the temple of Hercules, is not certain; however, it is notorious that the Papists, the Tyrians are an emblem of, not only build stately temples, and dedicate them to angels and saints, but most profusely adorn them with gold and silver, and all goodly and desirable things; which is putting them to an idolatrous use they were not designed for.

(e) "in palatia vestra", Montanus, Drusius, Burkius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. my silver … my gold—that is, the gold and silver of My people. The Philistines and Arabians had carried off all the treasures of King Jehoram's house (2Ch 21:16, 17). Compare also 1Ki 15:18; 2Ki 12:18; 14:14, for the spoiling of the treasures of the temple and the king's palace in Judah by Syria. It was customary among the heathen to hang up in the idol temples some of the spoils of war as presents to their gods.

Joel 3:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord Judges the Nations
4"Moreover, what are you to Me, O Tyre, Sidon and all the regions of Philistia? Are you rendering Me a recompense? But if you do recompense Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your recompense on your head. 5"Since you have taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious treasures to your temples, 6and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,…
Cross References
2 Kings 12:18
But Joash king of Judah took all the sacred objects dedicated by his predecessors--Jehoshaphat, Jehoram and Ahaziah, the kings of Judah--and the gifts he himself had dedicated and all the gold found in the treasuries of the temple of the LORD and of the royal palace, and he sent them to Hazael king of Aram, who then withdrew from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 21:16
The LORD aroused against Jehoram the hostility of the Philistines and of the Arabs who lived near the Cushites.

2 Chronicles 21:17
They attacked Judah, invaded it and carried off all the goods found in the king's palace, together with his sons and wives. Not a son was left to him except Ahaziah, the youngest.
Treasury of Scripture

Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

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2 Kings 12:18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, …

2 Kings 16:8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of …

2 Kings 18:15,16 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house …

2 Kings 24:13 And he carried out there all the treasures of the house of the LORD, …

2 Kings 25:13-17 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and …

Jeremiah 50:28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, …

Jeremiah 51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD has raised up …

Daniel 5:2,3 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine…

into.

1 Samuel 5:2-5 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the …

pleasant. Heb. desirable.

Daniel 11:38 But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom …

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