Joel 3:9
New International Version
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

New Living Translation
Say to the nations far and wide: "Get ready for war! Call out your best warriors. Let all your fighting men advance for the attack.

English Standard Version
Proclaim this among the nations: Consecrate for war; stir up the mighty men. Let all the men of war draw near; let them come up.

Berean Study Bible
Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war; rouse the mighty men; let all the men of war advance and attack!

New American Standard Bible
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!

King James Bible
Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

Christian Standard Bible
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for holy war; rouse the warriors; let all the men of war advance and attack!

Contemporary English Version
Say to the nations: "Get ready for war! Be eager to fight. Line up for battle and prepare to attack.

Good News Translation
"Make this announcement among the nations: 'Prepare for war; call your warriors; gather all your soldiers and march!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for holy war; rouse the warriors; let all the men of war advance and attack!

International Standard Version
"Declare this among the nations: 'Prepare for war! Wake up your elite forces! Let all the soldiers draw near! Call them up!

NET Bible
Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for a holy war! Call out the warriors! Let all these fighting men approach and attack!

New Heart English Bible
Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war. Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Announce this among the nations: Prepare yourselves for war. Wake up the warriors. Have all the warriors come near and attack.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Proclaim ye this among the nations, Prepare war; Stir up the mighty men; Let all the men of war draw near, Let them come up.

New American Standard 1977
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Proclaim this among the Gentiles: Prepare war; wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

King James 2000 Bible
Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

American King James Version
Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

American Standard Version
Proclaim ye this among the nations; prepare war; stir up the mighty men; let all the men of war draw near, let them come up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Proclaim ye this among the nations: prepare war, rouse up the strong: let them come, let all the men of war come up.

Darby Bible Translation
Proclaim this among the nations: prepare war, arouse the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up.

English Revised Version
Proclaim ye this among the nations; prepare war: stir up the mighty men; let all the men of war draw near, let them come up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

World English Bible
Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war! Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up.

Young's Literal Translation
Proclaim ye this among nations, Sanctify a war, stir up the mighty ones, Come nigh, come up, let all the men of war.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The LORD Judges the Nations
8I will sell your sons and daughters into the hands of the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a distant nation.” Indeed, the LORD has spoken. 9Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war; rouse the mighty men; let all the men of war advance and attack! 10Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’…
Cross References
Isaiah 8:9
Huddle together, O peoples, and be shattered; pay attention, all you distant lands; prepare for battle, and be broken; prepare for battle, and be dismayed.

Isaiah 8:10
Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted; state a proposal, but it will not happen. For God is with us."

Jeremiah 6:4
"Prepare for battle against her; rise up, let us attack at noon. Woe to us, for the daylight is fading; the evening shadows grow long.

Jeremiah 46:3
"Deploy your shields, small and large, and advance for battle!

Jeremiah 46:4
Harness the horses; mount the steeds; take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears; put on armor!

Jeremiah 51:11
Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His plan is aimed at Babylon to destroy her, for it is the vengeance of the LORD--vengeance for His temple.

Jeremiah 51:27
"Raise a banner in the land! blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations against her. Summon the kingdoms against her--Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Appoint a captain against her; bring up horses like swarming locusts.

Ezekiel 38:7
Get ready; prepare yourself, you and all your company gathered around you; you will be their guard.

Ezekiel 38:17
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Are you the one of whom I have spoken in former days through My servants, the prophets of Israel, who for years prophesied in those times that I would bring you against them?

Micah 3:5
This is what the LORD says: "As for the prophets who lead my people astray, who proclaim peace while they chew with their teeth, but declare war against one who puts nothing in their mouths:

Haggai 2:7
I will shake all the nations, and they will come with all their treasures, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of Hosts.

Zechariah 14:2
For I will gather all the nations for battle against Jerusalem, and the city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go into captivity, but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city.

Zechariah 14:3
Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle.

Treasury of Scripture

Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

Proclaim.

Psalm 96:10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigns: the world also shall …

Isaiah 34:1 Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, you people: let the …

Jeremiah 31:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O you nations, and declare it in the isles …

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; …

Prepare.

Ezekiel 21:21,22 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head …

wake.

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; …

Jeremiah 46:3,4 Order you the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle…

Ezekiel 38:7 Be you prepared, and prepare for yourself, you, and all your company …







Lexicon
Proclaim
קִרְאוּ־ (qir·’ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

this
זֹאת֙ (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

among the nations:
בַּגּוֹיִ֔ם (bag·gō·w·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

“Prepare
קַדְּשׁ֖וּ (qad·də·šū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6942: To be set apart or consecrated

for war;
מִלְחָמָ֑ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

rouse
הָעִ֙ירוּ֙ (hā·‘î·rū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

the mighty men;
הַגִּבּוֹרִ֔ים (hag·gib·bō·w·rîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

let all
כֹּ֖ל (kōl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the men
אַנְשֵׁ֥י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

of war
הַמִּלְחָמָֽה׃ (ham·mil·ḥā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

advance
יִגְּשׁ֣וּ (yig·gə·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5066: To draw near, approach

and attack!
יַֽעֲל֔וּ (ya·‘ă·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively
(9) Prepare war . . .--Literally, sanctify war. It was to be taken up deliberately, and after due religious rites, according to the customs of the nations. They are thus challenged, or rather summoned, to a trial of strength with Jehovah at a typical "Armageddon."

Verses 9-17. - After a parenthesis of five verses, viz. 4-8, detailing the injurious treatment of the Jews by some of the surrounding nations, and the righteous retribution visited on those nations, the prophet resumes the subject broached at the beginning of the chapter, especially in ver. 2, about the judgment to be visited on the nations in general. The verses now before us describe very graphically the execution of that judgment. Verse 9 pictures the proclamation and other preliminaries of war. Heralds are sent out to make proclamation among the nations. Prepare (margin, sanctify) war. Certain formalities of a religious nature were customary among the heathen when war was proclaimed and prepared for. Thus also among the Jews supplication was made and sacrifices offered, as we read in 1 Samuel 7:8, 9, that before the battle with the Philistines at Mizpeh, the people urged Samuel to make earnest supplication and sacrifice for them, when in compliance he "took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the Lord: and Samuel cried unto the Lord for Israel;" and thus a preparation for war was a consecration of war by religious rites. Wake up the mighty men; or rather,

(1) according to Keil, waken up or arouse the mighty men.

(2) A preferable rendering, according to Wunsche, is, "Wake up, ye mighty men;" while he understands the whole address as directed to the covenant people. It is observable theft one manuscript has העיזו, equivalent to "make strong," i.e. the heroes. In either case, the heroes may be conceived as enjoying peaceful repose when they are rudely roused by the declaration of war; and as the word "war" is indefinite through the absence of the article, it implies, "What a war! how great and terrible!" Let all the men of war drew near; let them come up. The terms here used are technical military terms, summoning the warriors to advance and march onward in haste to the place of conflict. 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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