Joel 3:10
New International Version
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!"

New Living Translation
Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors.

English Standard Version
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am a warrior.”

Berean Study Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’

New American Standard Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."

King James Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Christian Standard Bible
Beat your plows into swords and your pruning knives into spears. Let even the weakling say, "I am a warrior."

Contemporary English Version
Make swords out of plows and spears out of garden tools. Strengthen every weakling."

Good News Translation
Hammer the points of your plows into swords and your pruning knives into spears. Even the weak must fight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Beat your plows into swords and your pruning knives into spears. Let even the weakling say, "I am a warrior."

International Standard Version
Beat your plow blades into swords, and your pruning knives into spears! Let the frail say, "I am strong!"

NET Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears! Let the weak say, 'I too am a warrior!'

New Heart English Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, 'I am strong.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hammer your plowblades into swords and your pruning shears into spears. Weaklings should say that they are warriors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Beat your plowshares into swords, And your pruning-hooks into spears; Let the weak say: 'I am strong.'

New American Standard 1977
Beat your plowshares into swords, And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, “I am a mighty man.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong.

King James 2000 Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

American King James Version
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

American Standard Version
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your sickles into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cut your ploughshares into swords, and your spades into spears. Let the weak say: I am strong.

Darby Bible Translation
Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruning-knives into spears; let the weak say, I am strong.

English Revised Version
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Webster's Bible Translation
Beat your plow-shares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

World English Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, 'I am strong.'

Young's Literal Translation
Beat your ploughshares to swords, And your pruning-hooks to javelins, Let the weak say, 'I am mighty.'
Study Bible
The LORD Judges the Nations
9Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war; rouse the mighty men; let all the men of war advance and attack! 10Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’ 11Come quickly, all you nations on every side and gather yourselves. Bring down Your mighty ones, O LORD.…
Cross References
Isaiah 2:4
Then He will judge between the nations and arbitrate for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer take up the sword against nation, nor train anymore for war.

Jeremiah 51:11
Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His plan is aimed at Babylon to destroy her, for it is the vengeance of the LORD--vengeance for His temple.

Micah 4:3
Then He will judge between many peoples and arbitrate for strong nations far and wide. Then they will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer take up the sword against nation, nor will they train anymore for war.

Zechariah 12:8
On that day the LORD will defend the residents of Jerusalem, so that the weakest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the Angel of the LORD going before them.

Treasury of Scripture

Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

your plowshares.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:3
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Luke 22:36
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

pruninghooks.

2 Chronicles 25:8
But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

Zechariah 12:8
In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.







Lexicon
Beat
כֹּ֤תּוּ (kōt·tū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3807: To bruise, violently strike

your plowshares
אִתֵּיכֶם֙ (’it·tê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 855: A hoe, other digging implement

into swords
לַֽחֲרָב֔וֹת (la·ḥă·rā·ḇō·wṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

and your pruning hooks
וּמַזְמְרֹֽתֵיכֶ֖ם (ū·maz·mə·rō·ṯê·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4211: A pruning knife

into spears.
לִרְמָחִ֑ים (lir·mā·ḥîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7420: A lance, the iron point

Let the weak
הַֽחַלָּ֔שׁ (ha·ḥal·lāš)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2523: Frail

say,
יֹאמַ֖ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘I [am]
אָֽנִי׃ (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

strong!’
גִּבּ֥וֹר (gib·bō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant
(10) Beat your plowshares . . .--When the contest was over, and the victory of the Lord achieved, Micah foresaw the reversal of this order: the weapons of offence were once more to resume their peaceful character. "They "--i.e., the nations--"shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more" (Micah 4:3).

Verse 10. - Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears. The weapons of war are to be provided; and the speediest way in which the manufacture of those weapons could be effected was by turning their implements of husbandry into them. The figure may, perhaps, have been suggested by the interest King Uzziah took in, and the encouragement he consequently gave to, husbandry and vine-culture, if we may presume Joel to have been in part contemporary with that king, of whom we are informed that "he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vinedressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry." It is also a familiar fact that Isaiah and Micah reverse the expression in their description of Messianic times; while well-known parallels are quoted from the Latin classics. Let the weak say, I am strong; or, a hero. The approaching war was to be one in which no release, no excuse, and no exemption from any cause would be allowed, nay, the excitement of the occasion should warm the cold blood of the weakling into some degree of warlike enthusiasm. The address, it will be observed, of the previous verse is to the heroic chiefs; that of this verse, to the rank-and-file of the army. 3:9-17 Here is a challenge to all the enemies of God's people. There is no escaping God's judgments; hardened sinners, in that day of wrath, shall be cut off from all comfort and joy. Most of the prophets foretell the same final victory of the church of God over all that oppose it. To the wicked it will be a terrible day, but to the righteous it will be a joyful day. What cause have those who possess an interest in Christ, to glory in their Strength and their Redeemer! The acceptable year of the Lord, a day of such great favour to some, will be a day of remarkable vengeance to others: let every one that is out of Christ awake, and flee from the wrath to come.
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