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They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold girls for wine to drink.
King James Bible
And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
American Standard Version
and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
Young's Literal Translation
And for My people they do cast a lot, And they give the young man for an harlot, And the young woman have sold for wine, That they may drink.
Joel 3:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have given a boy for a harlot - To such wretched circumstances were the poor Jews reduced in their captivity, that their children were sold by their oppressors; and both males and females used for the basest purposes. And they were often bartered for the necessaries or luxuries of life. Or this may refer to the issue of the Chaldean war in Judea, where the captives were divided among the victors. And being set in companies, they cast lots for them: and those to whom they fell sold them for various purposes; the boys to be slaves and catamites, the girls to be prostitutes; and in return for them they got wine and such things. I think this is the meaning of the text.
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2 Chronicles 28:8,9 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brothers two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters...
Amos 2:6 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...
Obadiah 1:11 In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces...
Nahum 3:10 Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets...
Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour...
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Job 6:27 You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.
Ezekiel 27:13 "'Greece, Tubal and Meshek did business with you; they traded human beings and articles of bronze for your wares.
Joel 1:5 Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine; wail because of the new wine, for it has been snatched from your lips.
Amos 2:6 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not relent. They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.
Obadiah 1:11 On the day you stood aloof while strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them.
Nahum 3:10 Yet she was taken captive and went into exile. Her infants were dashed to pieces at every street corner. Lots were cast for her nobles, and all her great men were put in chains.