|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
Say to the nations far and wide: "Get ready for war! Call out your best warriors. Let all your fighting men advance for the attack.
King James Bible
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:
American Standard Version
Proclaim ye this among the nations; prepare war; stir up the mighty men; let all the men of war draw near, let them come up.
Young's Literal Translation
Proclaim ye this among nations, Sanctify a war, stir up the mighty ones, Come nigh, come up, let all the men of war.
Joel 3:9 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:9 This - These things which I will do to the enemies of God's people. The Gentiles - The Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Grecians successively. Prepare war - Make ready for wars against the enemies of my people.
Joel 3:9 Parallel CommentariesAttack Awake Draw Fighting Gentiles Mighty Nations Nigh Ones Prepare Proclaim Ready Rouse Sanctify Soldiers Stir Strong Wake War WarriorsAttack Awake Draw Fighting Gentiles Mighty Nations Nigh Ones Prepare Proclaim Ready Rouse Sanctify Soldiers Stir Strong Wake War WarriorsThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Isaiah 8:9 "Huddle together, you nations, and be terrified. Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare for battle, but you will be crushed! Yes, prepare for battle, but you will be crushed!
Isaiah 8:10 Call your councils of war, but they will be worthless. Develop your strategies, but they will not succeed. For God is with us!"
Jeremiah 6:4 They shout, 'Prepare for battle! Attack at noon!' 'No, it's too late; the day is fading, and the evening shadows are falling.'
Jeremiah 46:3 "Prepare your shields, and advance into battle!
Jeremiah 46:4 Harness the horses, and mount the stallions. Take your positions. Put on your helmets. Sharpen your spears, and prepare your armor.
Jeremiah 51:11 Sharpen the arrows! Lift up the shields! For the LORD has inspired the kings of the Medes to march against Babylon and destroy her. This is his vengeance against those who desecrated his Temple.
Jeremiah 51:27 Raise a signal flag to the nations. Sound the battle cry! Mobilize them all against Babylon. Prepare them to fight against her! Bring out the armies of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Appoint a commander, and bring a multitude of horses like swarming locusts!