Joel 3:6
New International Version
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.

New Living Translation
You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, so they could take them far from their homeland.

English Standard Version
You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their own border.

Berean Study Bible
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, to send them far from their homeland.

King James Bible
The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

New King James Version
Also the people of Judah and the people of Jerusalem You have sold to the Greeks, That you may remove them far from their borders.

New American Standard Bible
and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,

NASB 1995
and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,

NASB 1977
and sold the sons of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to remove them far from their territory,

Amplified Bible
and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem to the Greeks, so that you may send them far away from their territory,

Christian Standard Bible
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks to remove them far from their own territory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks to remove them far from their own territory.

American Standard Version
and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem unto the sons of the Grecians, that ye may remove them far from their border;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the children of Yehuda and the children of Jerusalem you sold to the children of the Greeks that you would remove them far from their borders

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and ye have sold the children of Juda and the children of Jerusalem to the children of the Greeks, that ye might expel them from their coasts.

Contemporary English Version
You have dragged the people of Judah and Jerusalem from their land and sold them to the Greeks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Juda, and the children of Jerusalem you have sold to the children of the Greeks, that you might remove them far off from their own country.

English Revised Version
the children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the sons of the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border:

Good News Translation
You have taken the people of Judah and Jerusalem far from their own country and sold them to the Greeks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks. That way you could send them far away from their land.

International Standard Version
and sold Judah's and Jerusalem's descendants to the Greeks, so you can remove them far from their homeland!

JPS Tanakh 1917
the children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the sons of Jevanim, that ye might remove them far from their border;

Literal Standard Version
And sons of Judah, and sons of Jerusalem, "" You have sold to the sons of Javan, "" To put them far off from their border.

NET Bible
You sold Judeans and Jerusalemites to the Greeks, removing them far from their own country.

New Heart English Bible
and have sold the people of Judah and the people of Jerusalem to the people of the Greeks, that you may remove them far from their border.

World English Bible
and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem to the sons of the Greeks, that you may remove them far from their border.

Young's Literal Translation
And sons of Judah, and sons of Jerusalem, Ye have sold to the sons of Javan, To put them far off from their border.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Judges the Nations
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. 7Behold, I will rouse them from the places to which you sold them; I will return your recompense upon your heads.…

Cross References
Ezekiel 27:13
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your merchants. They exchanged slaves and bronze utensils for your merchandise.

Zechariah 9:13
For I will bend Judah as My bow and fit it with Ephraim. I will rouse your sons, O Zion, against the sons of Greece. I will make you like the sword of a mighty man.


Treasury of Scripture

The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have you sold to the Grecians, that you might remove them far from their border.

have ye.

Joel 3:3,8
And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink…

Deuteronomy 28:32,68
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand…

Ezekiel 27:13
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

Grecians.









(6) Unto the Grecians.--Javan, the Hebrew name for Greece, is mentioned in Ezekiel as one of the representatives of the heathen nations who "traded (with Tyre) the persons of men and vessels in her market" (Ezekiel 27:13). The Grecian traffic in slaves was enormous.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You sold
מְכַרְתֶּ֖ם (mə·ḵar·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 4376: To sell

the people
וּבְנֵ֤י (ū·ḇə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Judah
יְהוּדָה֙ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

and Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֔ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

to the Greeks,
וּבְנֵ֣י (ū·ḇə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

to
לְמַ֥עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

send them far
הַרְחִיקָ֖ם (har·ḥî·qām)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7368: To be or become far or distant

from
מֵעַ֥ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their homeland.
גְּבוּלָֽם׃ (gə·ḇū·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed


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