New Living Translation
They threw dice to decide which of my people would be their slaves. They traded boys to obtain prostitutes and sold girls for enough wine to get drunk.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
and they have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, and have drunk it.
World English Bible
and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a prostitute, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
Young's Literal Translation
And for My people they do cast a lot, And they give the young man for an harlot, And the young woman have sold for wine, That they may drink.
Joel 3:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:3 Cast lots - It was customary with conquerors to divide the captives by lot, and so did these enemies of the Jews.
LibraryThe Valley of Hinnom.
A great part of the valley of Kedron was called also the 'Valley of Hinnom.' Jeremiah, going forth into the valley of Hinnom, went out by the gate "Hacharsith, the Sun-gate," Jeremiah 19:2; that is, the Rabbins and others being interpreters, 'by the East-gate.' For thence was the beginning of the valley of Hinnom, which, after some space, bending itself westward, ran out along the south side of the city. There is no need to repeat those very many things, which are related of this place in the Old …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
The Prophecy of Obadiah.
Exposition of Chap. Iii. (ii. 28-32. )
The Great Assize
You would even send an orphan into slavery or sell a friend.
Merchants from Greece, Tubal, and Meshech brought slaves and articles of bronze to trade with you.
Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you wine-drinkers! All the grapes are ruined, and all your sweet wine is gone.
This is what the LORD says: "The people of Israel have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They sell honorable people for silver and poor people for a pair of sandals.
When they were invaded, you stood aloof, refusing to help them. Foreign invaders carried off their wealth and cast lots to divide up Jerusalem, but you acted like one of Israel's enemies.
Yet Thebes fell, and her people were led away as captives. Her babies were dashed to death against the stones of the streets. Soldiers threw dice to get Egyptian officers as servants. All their leaders were bound in chains.
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