Joel 3:21
New International Version
Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged? No, I will not." The LORD dwells in Zion!

New Living Translation
I will pardon my people's crimes, which I have not yet pardoned; and I, the LORD, will make my home in Jerusalem with my people."

English Standard Version
I will avenge their blood, blood I have not avenged, for the LORD dwells in Zion.”

Berean Study Bible
For I will acquit their bloodguilt which I have not yet acquitted.” For the LORD dwells in Zion.

New American Standard Bible
And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.

King James Bible
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

Christian Standard Bible
I will pardon their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, for the LORD dwells in Zion.

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD, live on Mount Zion. I will punish the guilty and defend the innocent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will pardon their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, for the LORD dwells in Zion.

International Standard Version
I will acquit their bloodguilt that has not yet been acquitted. For the LORD lives in Zion!"

NET Bible
I will avenge their blood which I had not previously acquitted. It is the LORD who dwells in Zion!

New Heart English Bible
And I will pardon their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, for the LORD dwells in Zion."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will punish those who murder." The LORD lives in Zion!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will hold as innocent their blood that I have not held as innocent; And the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

New American Standard 1977
And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I will cleanse the blood of those whom I have not cleansed; for the LORD dwells in Zion.

King James 2000 Bible
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwells in Zion.

American King James Version
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwells in Zion.

American Standard Version
And I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Jehovah dwelleth in Zion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will cleanse their blood which I had not cleansed: and the Lord will dwell in Sion.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will purge them from the blood from which I had not purged them: for Jehovah dwelleth in Zion.

English Revised Version
And I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

World English Bible
I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Yahweh dwells in Zion."

Young's Literal Translation
And I have declared their blood innocent, That I did not declare innocent, And Jehovah is dwelling in Zion!
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Blessings for God's People
20But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21For I will acquit their bloodguilt which I have not yet acquitted.” For the LORD dwells in Zion.
Cross References
Isaiah 4:4
when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.

Ezekiel 48:35
The perimeter of the city will be 18,000 cubits, and the name of the city from that day on will be: THE LORD IS THERE."

Joel 2:27
Then you will know that I am present in Israel and that I am the LORD your God, and there is no other. My people will never again be put to shame.

Treasury of Scripture

For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwells in Zion.

will.

Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion…

Ezekiel 36:25,29 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: …

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

for the Lord. or, even I the Lord that.

Joel 3:17 So shall you know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my …

Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the …

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF JOEL.

It is generally supposed, that the prophet Joel blends two subjects of affliction in one general consideration, or beautiful allegory; and that, under the devastation to be produced by locusts in the vegetable world, he portrays the more distant calamities to be inflicted by the armies of the Chaldeans in their invasion of Judea. These predictions are followed by a more general denunciation of God's vengeance, delivered in such language as to be in some measure descriptive of the final judgment of mankind. The prophet intermingles these declarations with earnest exhortations to repentance, and with promises of returning prosperity productive of Gospel blessings; foretelling, in the clearest terms, the general effusion of the Holy Spirit under the Christian dispensation, and the awful consequences of obstinately rejecting the sacred influence, especially to the Jews. The state of this nation at the present day, fully attests the Divine inspiration of the prophecy.







Lexicon
For I will acquit
וְנִקֵּ֖יתִי (wə·niq·qê·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

their bloodguilt
דָּמָ֣ם (dā·mām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

which I have not yet
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

acquitted.”
נִקֵּ֑יתִי (niq·qê·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

For the LORD
וַֽיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

dwells
שֹׁכֵ֥ן (šō·ḵên)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in Zion.
בְּצִיּֽוֹן׃ (bə·ṣî·yō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem
(21) I will cleanse . . .--The LXX. translate this sentence, "I will avenge their blood, and not leave it unavenged"--i.e., the "innocent blood" mentioned in Joel 3:19; but the promise seems rather to indicate, as in the English Version, the extension of God's pardon to those hitherto unpardoned.

The Lord dwelleth in Zion--i.e., over a raging and swelling world, probably unconscious of Him, the Lord nevertheless reigns in the heavenly Jerusalem, and all His redeemed shall dwell securely under His eternal rule. "And the name of the city from that day shall be Jehovah Shammah, the LORD IS THERE (Ezekiel 48:35).

3:18-21 There shall be abundant Divine influences, and the gospel will spread speedily into the remotest corners of the earth. These events are predicted under significant emblems; there is a day coming, when every thing amiss shall be amended. The fountain of this plenty is in the house of God, whence the streams take rise. Christ is this Fountain; his sufferings, merit, and grace, cleanse, refresh, and make fruitful. Gospel grace, flowing from Christ, shall reach to the Gentile world, to the most remote regions, and make them abound in fruits of righteousness; and from the house of the Lord above, from his heavenly temple, flows all the good we daily taste, and hope to enjoy eternally.
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