Joel 3:11
New International Version
Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, LORD!

New Living Translation
Come quickly, all you nations everywhere. Gather together in the valley.” And now, O LORD, call out your warriors!

English Standard Version
Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves there. Bring down your warriors, O LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Come quickly, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves. Bring down Your mighty ones, O LORD.

King James Bible
Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

New King James Version
Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, LORD, Your warriors.

NASB 1995
Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones.

NASB 1977
Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Thy mighty ones.

Amplified Bible
Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there; Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones (Your warriors).

Christian Standard Bible
Come quickly, all you surrounding nations; gather yourselves. Bring down your warriors there, LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come quickly, all you surrounding nations; gather yourselves. Bring down Your warriors there, LORD.

American Standard Version
Haste ye, and come, all ye nations round about, and gather yourselves together: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be gathered and come, all of you nations that are around! Come near, and there LORD JEHOVAH breaks your might

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Gather yourselves together, and go in, all ye nations round about, and gather yourselves there; let the timid become a warrior.

Contemporary English Version
Hurry, all you nations! Come quickly. Ask the LORD to bring his warriors along.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Break forth, and come, all ye nations, from round about, and gather yourselves together: there will the Lord cause all thy strong ones to fall down.

English Revised Version
Haste ye, and come, all ye nations round about, and gather yourselves together: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

Good News Translation
Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather in the valley.'" Send down, O LORD, your army to attack them!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hurry from every direction, and gather there, all you nations. O LORD, bring your soldiers.

International Standard Version
Hurry and come, all you gentiles! Gather yourselves together!'" "LORD, cause your mighty army to come down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Haste ye, and come, all ye nations round about, And gather yourselves together; Thither cause Thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD!

Literal Standard Version
Hurry, and come in, all you nations around, "" And be gathered together, "" There cause to come down, O YHWH, "" Your mighty ones.

NET Bible
Lend your aid and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves to that place." Bring down, O LORD, your warriors!

New Heart English Bible
Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together." Cause your mighty ones to come down there, LORD.

World English Bible
Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together." Cause your mighty ones to come down there, Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Haste, and come in, all ye nations round, And be gathered together, Thither cause to come down, O Jehovah, Thy mighty ones.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Judges the Nations
10Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’ 11Come quickly, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves. Bring down Your mighty ones, O LORD. 12Let the nations be roused and advance to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit down to judge all the nations on every side.…

Cross References
Isaiah 13:3
I have commanded My sanctified ones; I have even summoned My warriors to execute My wrath and exult in My triumph.

Ezekiel 38:15
And you will come from your place out of the far north--you and many peoples with you, all riding horses--a mighty horde, a huge army.

Ezekiel 38:16
You will advance against My people Israel like a cloud covering the land. It will happen in the latter days, O Gog, that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I show Myself holy in you before their eyes.


Treasury of Scripture

Assemble yourselves, and come, all you heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause your mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

Assemble.

Joel 3:2
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

Ezekiel 38:9-18
Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee…

Micah 4:12
But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

cause, etc.

Psalm 103:20
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Isaiah 10:34
And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

Isaiah 13:3
I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.









(11) Thy mighty ones--i.e., thy, because Jehovah had summoned them to take arms, as champions against Him in the final conflict.

Verse 11. - This verse expresses the precipitancy with which the procession of the hostile nations is hurried on in order to meet their doom, as also the prophet's prayer for the descent of Jehovah's mighty ones to the slaughter. Assemble yourselves, and come. It is rather, hasten, and come; the word עוּשׁוּ, only occurring here, being equivalent to חוּשׁוּ, equivalent to "hasten ye." The LXX. and Chaldee, indeed, favour the sense of "assemble;" the former has συναθροίζεσθε. But that idea is expressed afterwards by the verb קְבָּצוּ, which is an anomalous form of the imperative Niph. for הִקָּבְצו, though some take it for the perfect with vau consec. The word hanchath is usually and properly taken as the imperative Hiph., from nachath, to come down, the pathach taking the place of tzere on account of the guttural and the nun retained without assimilation, as the nun rarely falls away in verbs that have a guttural for their second stem-letter. The meaning

(1) then, is, "Assemble yourselves." The margin,

(2) however, has, "The Lord shall bring down," i.e. cause to succumb, destroy, "thy mighty ones," which must then signify "the mighty ones of the enemy."

This, though supported by the Chaldee, Syriac, Vulgate, and Jerome, is less simple and obvious, necessitating also a corresponding change of the verbal form into חִנְחִת or הִנְחִית. The LXX. rendering is peculiar, and as follows: "Let the meek become a warrior."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Come
וָבֹ֧אוּ (wā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

quickly,
ע֣וּשׁוּ (‘ū·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5789: To lend aid, come to help

all
כָֽל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you nations
הַגּוֹיִ֛ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

on every side
מִסָּבִ֖יב (mis·sā·ḇîḇ)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

and gather yourselves.
וְנִקְבָּ֑צוּ (wə·niq·bā·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6908: To gather, collect

Bring down
הַֽנְחַ֥ת (han·ḥaṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5181: To sink, descend, to press, lead down

Your mighty ones,
גִּבּוֹרֶֽיךָ׃ (gib·bō·w·re·ḵā)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

O LORD.
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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