Joel 3:12
New International Version
"Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.

New Living Translation
"Let the nations be called to arms. Let them march to the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I, the LORD, will sit to pronounce judgment on them all.

English Standard Version
Let the nations stir themselves up and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.

Berean Study Bible
Let the nations be roused and advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit down to judge all the nations on every side.

New American Standard Bible
Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.

King James Bible
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Christian Standard Bible
Let the nations be roused and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit down to judge all the surrounding nations.

Contemporary English Version
You must come now to Judgment Valley, where the LORD will judge the surrounding nations.

Good News Translation
"The nations must get ready and come to the Valley of Judgment. There I, the LORD, will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the nations be roused and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit down to judge all the surrounding nations.

International Standard Version
"Let the nations be awakened and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; because I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.

NET Bible
Let the nations be roused and let them go up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit in judgment on all the surrounding nations.

New Heart English Bible
"Let the nations arouse themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the surrounding nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wake up, you nations. Come to the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the nations be stirred up, and come up To the valley of Jehoshaphat; For there will I sit to judge All the nations round about.

New American Standard 1977
Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the Gentiles be wakened and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat for there I will sit to judge all the Gentiles round about.

King James 2000 Bible
Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about.

American King James Version
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

American Standard Version
Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them arise, and let the nations come up into the valley of Josaphat: for there I will sit to judge all nations round about.

Darby Bible Translation
Let the nations rouse themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about.

English Revised Version
Let the nations bestir themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the heathen be awakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen on every side.

World English Bible
"Let the nations arouse themselves, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the surrounding nations.

Young's Literal Translation
Wake and come up let the nations unto the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I sit to judge all the nations around.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The LORD Judges the Nations
11Come quickly, all you nations on every side and gather yourselves. Bring down Your mighty ones, O LORD. 12Let the nations be roused and advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit down to judge all the nations on every side. 13Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full; the wine vats overflow because their wickedness is great.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; rise up against the fury of my enemies. Awake, my God, and ordain judgment.

Psalm 96:13
before the LORD, for He is coming--He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in His faithfulness.

Psalm 98:9
before the LORD, for He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

Psalm 110:6
He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead; He will crush the leaders far and wide.

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.

Isaiah 3:13
The LORD arises to contend; He stands to judge the people.

Isaiah 22:1
This is an oracle concerning the Valley of Vision: What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the rooftops,

Joel 3:2
I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning My people, My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations as they divided up My land.

Joel 3:14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Treasury of Scripture

Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

valley.

Joel 3:2,14 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the …

2 Chronicles 20:26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of …

Ezekiel 39:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give to Gog a …

Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which …

for

Psalm 2:8,9 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, …

Psalm 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage …

Psalm 76:8,9 You did cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, …

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he …

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness …

Psalm 110:5,6 The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day …

Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: …

Isaiah 3:13 The LORD stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people.

Ezekiel 30:3 For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; …

Micah 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar …

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …







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

be roused
יֵע֙וֹרוּ֙ (yê·‘ō·w·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

and advance
וְיַעֲל֣וּ (wə·ya·‘ă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

into
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the Valley
עֵ֖מֶק (‘ê·meq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6010: A vale

of Jehoshaphat,
יְהֽוֹשָׁפָ֑ט (yə·hō·wō·šā·p̄āṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3092: Jehoshaphat -- 'the LORD has judged', the name of a number of Israelites

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

there
שָׁ֗ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

I will sit down
אֵשֵׁ֛ב (’ê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

to judge
לִשְׁפֹּ֥ט (liš·pōṭ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

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

on every side.
מִסָּבִֽיב׃ (mis·sā·ḇîḇ)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around
Verse 12. - This verse points out the place where the great assemblage of the heathen is to hold, and the final decision in answer to the prophet's prayer is to take place. Let the heathen he wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat. All the nations that have opposed the kingdom of God, as well as those hostile nations from round about Israel and Judah, in their more immediate neighbourhood; though these, no doubt, are primarily meant. The expression, "be wakened," of this verse corresponds to "waken up" of ver. 9. The force of coming up is explained by some

(1) as implying the ascent to Palestine in order to reach the valley of Jehoshaphat. It is rather

(2) to be understood in the general sense of advancing or marching on; otherwise "to come into the presence of the Most High God" may well be called "a coming up." The decision takes the form of a judicial process conducted by Jehovah, who as Judge takes his seat on a throne of judgment. 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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