Joel 3:5
New International Version
For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.

New Living Translation
You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and have carried them off to your pagan temples.

English Standard Version
For you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my rich treasures into your temples.

Berean Study Bible
For you took My silver and gold and carried off My finest treasures to your temples.

King James Bible
Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

New King James Version
Because you have taken My silver and My gold, And have carried into your temples My prized possessions.

New American Standard Bible
Since you have taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious treasures to your temples,

NASB 1995
"Since you have taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious treasures to your temples,

NASB 1977
“Since you have taken My silver and My gold, brought My precious treasures to your temples,

Amplified Bible
Because you have taken My silver and My gold and have carried My precious treasures to your temples and palaces,

Christian Standard Bible
For you took my silver and gold and carried my finest treasures to your temples.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you took My silver and gold and carried My finest treasures to your temples.

American Standard Version
Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly precious things,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have taken my money and my gold, and my beautiful vessels you brought to your temples

Brenton Septuagint Translation
because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and ye have brought my choice ornaments into your temples;

Contemporary English Version
You've taken my prized possessions, including my silver and gold, and carried them off to your temples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you have taken away my silver and my gold: and my desirable and most beautiful things you have carried into your temples.

English Revised Version
Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things;

Good News Translation
You have taken my silver and gold and carried my rich treasures into your temples.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You took my silver and my gold. You brought my finest treasures to your temples.

International Standard Version
since you took my silver and gold, carried my precious treasures into your temples,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Forasmuch as ye have taken My silver and My gold, and have carried into your temples My goodly treasures;

Literal Standard Version
In that My silver and My gold you took, "" And My desirable things that are good, "" You have brought into your temples.

NET Bible
For you took my silver and my gold and brought my precious valuables to your own palaces.

New Heart English Bible
Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my finest treasures into your temples,

World English Bible
Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my finest treasures into your temples,

Young's Literal Translation
In that My silver and My gold ye took, And My desirable things that are good, Ye have brought in to your temples.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Judges the Nations
4Now what do you have against Me, O Tyre, Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you rendering against Me a recompense? If you retaliate against Me, I will swiftly and speedily return your recompense upon your heads. 5For you took My silver and gold and carried off My finest treasures to your temples. 6You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, to send them far from their homeland.…

Cross References
2 Kings 12:18
So King Joash of Judah took all the sacred objects dedicated by his fathers--Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, and Ahaziah, the kings of Judah--along with his own consecrated items and all the gold found in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the royal palace, and he sent them to Hazael king of Aram. So Hazael withdrew from Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 21:16
Then the LORD stirred against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines and Arabs who lived near the Cushites.

2 Chronicles 21:17
So they went to war against Judah, invaded it, and carried off all the possessions found in the king's palace, along with his sons and wives; not a son was left to him except Jehoahaz, his youngest.


Treasury of Scripture

Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

ye.

2 Kings 12:18
And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.

2 Kings 16:8
And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 18:15,16
And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house…

into.

1 Samuel 5:2-5
When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon…

pleasant.

Daniel 11:38
But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.









(5) My silver.--Mine, as being the property of my people, not as being dedicated to the service of the Temple. In the time of Jehoram, the Philistines and others had "carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house" (2Chronicles 21:17).

Verses 5, 6. - The prophet proceeds to enumerate the injuries sustained by his people at the hands of their enemies, and the evil attempted against himself.

(1) My sliver and my gold. The silver, gold, and precious or desirable things, whether taken immediately from the temple of God or plundered mediately from the palaces or wealthy mansions of his people, they transferred to their temples and suspended as trophies therein - a custom common among ancient nations.

(2) The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians. The part which the Phoenicians had in the transaction was the purchase and sale of the Jewish captives who had fallen into the hands of the Philistine conquerors. The mention of Grecians, or sons of Javan, brings for the first time the Hellenic and Hebrew races into contact - a contact sad and sorrowful for the latter. That ye might remove them far from their border. This was at once the climax of their cruelty and the aggravation of their crime. The object which their enemies had in view in selling the Hebrew captives to the sons of Javan, or Ionian Greeks of Asia Minor, was by that remote exile to prevent the possibility of their return to their own land. The historic reference is thought by some to be the event narrated in 2 Chronicles 21:16, 17, where it is written, "The Lord stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines... And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away [margin, 'carried captive'] all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you took
לְקַחְתֶּ֑ם (lə·qaḥ·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3947: To take

My silver
כַּסְפִּ֥י (kas·pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

and gold
וּזְהָבִ֖י (ū·zə·hā·ḇî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

and carried off
הֲבֵאתֶ֖ם (hă·ḇê·ṯem)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

My finest
הַטֹּבִ֔ים (haṭ·ṭō·ḇîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

treasures
וּמַֽחֲמַדַּי֙ (ū·ma·ḥă·mad·day)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4261: Delightful, a delight, object of affection, desire

to your temples.
לְהֵיכְלֵיכֶֽם׃ (lə·hê·ḵə·lê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1964: A large public building, palace, temple


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