Joel 3:14
New International Version
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

New Living Translation
Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. There the day of the LORD will soon arrive.

English Standard Version
Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Berean Study Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

New American Standard Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

King James Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Christian Standard Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Contemporary English Version
Crowds fill Decision Valley. The judgment day of the LORD will soon be here--

Good News Translation
Thousands and thousands are in the Valley of Judgment. It is there that the day of the LORD will soon come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

International Standard Version
"Multitudes, multitudes in the Valley of Judgment! For the Day of the LORD is near in the Valley of Judgment!

NET Bible
Crowds, great crowds are in the valley of decision, for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision!

New Heart English Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. For the day of the LORD is near, in the valley of decision.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There are many, many people in the valley of decision. The day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

New American Standard 1977
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

King James 2000 Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

American King James Version
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

American Standard Version
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! for the day of Jehovah is near in the valley of decision.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Noises have resounded in the valley of judgment: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nations, nations in the valley of destruction: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of destruction.

Darby Bible Translation
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Jehovah is at hand in the valley of decision.

English Revised Version
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Webster's Bible Translation
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

World English Bible
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near, in the valley of decision.

Young's Literal Translation
Multitudes, multitudes are in the valley of decision, For near is the day of Jehovah in the valley of decision.
Study Bible
The LORD Judges the Nations
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. 14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. 15The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars no longer shine.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:4
Listen, a tumult on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations gathered together! The LORD of Hosts musters an army for war.

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,

Isaiah 34:2
The LORD is angry with all the nations and furious with all their armies. He will set them apart for destruction; He will give them over to slaughter.

Joel 1:15
Alas for the day! For the Day of the LORD is near, and it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

Joel 2:1
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the Day of the LORD is coming; in fact, it is at hand--

Joel 2:11
The LORD raises His voice in the presence of His army. Indeed, His camp is very large, for mighty are those who obey His command. For the day of the LORD is great and very dreadful. Who can endure it?

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 3:12
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.

Zephaniah 1:14
The great Day of the LORD is near--near and coming quickly. Listen, the Day of the LORD! Then the cry of the mighty will be bitter.

Treasury of Scripture

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

multitudes.

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.

Isaiah 34:2-8
For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter…

Isaiah 63:1-7
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save…

decision.

Philippians 3:2
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

or, threshing.

Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

Psalm 37:13
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

2 Peter 3:7
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.







Lexicon
Multitudes,
הֲמוֹנִ֣ים (hă·mō·w·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

multitudes
הֲמוֹנִ֔ים (hă·mō·w·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

in the valley
בְּעֵ֖מֶק (bə·‘ê·meq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6010: A vale

of decision!
הֶֽחָר֑וּץ (he·ḥā·rūṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2742: Incised, incisive, a trench, gold, a threshing-sledge, determination, eager

For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the Day
י֣וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

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

is near
קָרוֹב֙ (qā·rō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7138: Near

in the valley
בְּעֵ֖מֶק (bə·‘ê·meq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6010: A vale

of decision.
הֶחָרֽוּץ׃ (he·ḥā·rūṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2742: Incised, incisive, a trench, gold, a threshing-sledge, determination, eager
(14) Multitudes.--The command has gone forth; it is obeyed; and the prophet stands aghast at the vast multitudes assembling in the valley of decision, the place of judgment.

Verse 14. - This and the following verses, instead of expressly narrating the execution of the Divine command, present a picture of it. In one part the prophet sees in vision and shows us pictorially the multitudes of the nations pouring on in one continuous stream into the fatal valley. In another compartment of the picture, Jehovah is seen in the awfulness of his majesty and in the fearfulness of his judgments on the wicked, while he is a Refuge and Strength for his people. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. These multitudes are the tumultuous masses. Hamon is from the root הָמָה, to be noisy, or tumultuous. "It is identical," says Pusey, "with our ' hum; ' then noise, and, among others, the hum of a multitude, then a multitude even apart from that noise. It is used of the throng of a large army." The repetition emphasizes the masses as pits, pits, equivalent to "nothing but pits;" or ditches, ditches, equivalent to "full of ditches;" or it expresses diversity, equivalent to "multitudes of the living and multitudes of the dead." Decision is charuts, cut, something decided;

(1) so sharp, severe judgment, from chafers, to cut into, sharpen, dig.

(2) Others understand it in the sense of a threshing-wain, equivalent to charuts morag, a sharpened threshing-instrument. All things being now ready, the immediate proximity of the judgment is announced to be at hand. 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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