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 avenge their blood, which I have not yet 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.

New King James Version
For I will acquit them of the guilt of bloodshed, whom I had not 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.

NASB 1995
And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.

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

Amplified Bible
And I shall avenge their blood which I have not avenged, For the LORD dwells in Zion.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will pardon their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall avenge their blood and I shall not have pity, and LORD JEHOVAH dwells in Zion.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will make inquisition for their blood, and will by no means leave it unavenged: and the Lord shall dwell in Sion.

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

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

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

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

International Standard Version
I will acquit their bloodguilt that has not yet been acquitted. For 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.

Literal Standard Version
And I have declared their blood innocent, "" [That] I did not declare innocent, "" And YHWH is dwelling 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."

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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Blessings for God's People
20But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21For I will avenge their blood, which I have not yet avenged.” 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 from that day on the name of the city 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, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

Ezekiel 36:25,29
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you…

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

for the Lord.

Joel 3:17
So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

Ezekiel 48:35
It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Revelation 21:3
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.









(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).



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

in Zion.
בְּצִיּֽוֹן׃ (bə·ṣî·yō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem


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