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Joel 3 - NIV

The Nations Judged

1

“In those days and at that time,
when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,

2 I will gather all nations
and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.[a]
There I will put them on trial
for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
and divided up my land.

3 They cast lots for my people
and traded boys for prostitutes;
they sold girls for wine to drink.

4 “Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done.

5 For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples.[b]

6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.

7 “See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done.

8 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, a nation far away.” The Lord has spoken.

9

Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for war!
Rouse the warriors!
Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

10 Beat your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
“I am strong!”

11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side,
and assemble there.

Bring down your warriors, Lord!

12

“Let the nations be roused;
let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit
to judge all the nations on every side.

13 Swing the sickle,
for the harvest is ripe.
Come, trample the grapes,
for the winepress is full
and the vats overflow—
so great is their wickedness!”

14

Multitudes, multitudes
in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near
in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and moon will be darkened,
and the stars no longer shine.

16 The Lord will roar from Zion
and thunder from Jerusalem;
the earth and the heavens will tremble.
But the Lord will be a refuge for his people,
a stronghold for the people of Israel.

Blessings for God’s People

17

“Then you will know that I, the Lord your God,
dwell in Zion, my holy hill.
Jerusalem will be holy;
never again will foreigners invade her.

18

“In that day the mountains will drip new wine,
and the hills will flow with milk;
all the ravines of Judah will run with water.
A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house
and will water the valley of acacias.[c]

19 But Egypt will be desolate,
Edom a desert waste,
because of violence done to the people of Judah,
in whose land they shed innocent blood.

20 Judah will be inhabited forever
and Jerusalem through all generations.

21 Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged?
No, I will not.”

The Lord dwells in Zion!

Footnotes

a. Joel 3:2 Jehoshaphat means the Lord judges; also in verse 12.
b. Joel 3:5 Or palaces
c. Joel 3:18 Or Valley of Shittim


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Jim Drake avatar
The Valley of Decision
Shared by: Jim Drake on Feb, 2017
Summary: For anyone wondering what a great end-times battle has to do with your life, here are some implications.
Series: Near
Scripture: Joel 3:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 35
Jim Drake avatar
In That Day
Shared by: Jim Drake on Feb, 2017
Summary: Implications of the Millennial Kingdom and the New Jerusalem.
Series: Near
Scripture: Joel 3:18-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2
Gordon Curley avatar
The Sound of the Locusts!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Sound of the Locusts! Overview of the book of Joel – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 46
Fred Sigle avatar
JOEL: RETURN TO GOD
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: Joel's plea is for the people to return to God. He reminds them of God's discipline in the past using swarms of locusts, and urges them to repent because this time God was going to use an army.
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Views: 272
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
THE JOURNEY OF A DEAD FISH?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul, 2016
Summary: We must learn to thrive on the battle field... Even a dead fish can swim down stream. Arise and dream.
Scripture: Joel 3:9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 394
Ruthie Velazquez-Paredes avatar
TIEMPO DE DECISION
Shared by: Ruthie Velazquez-Paredes on Jan, 2016
Summary: LAS SITUACIONES DE LA VIDA ALGUN DIA TE LLEVARAN AL VALLE DE LA DECISION.
Scripture: Joel 3:10-14
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 279
Bob Faulkner avatar
The Valley of Jehoshaphat
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: Where is the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and what will be the final outcome there?
Series: Locusts
Scripture: Joel 3:12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 332
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Overview of the Book of Joel
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2015
Summary: We cannot change the past: but in Christ, God restores to us what would have been had we not allowed sin an entrance (Joel 2:25).
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DECISIONS.
Shared by: Dr. Amen Howard on Aug, 2013
Summary: We make decisions every day of our lives wether good or bad. Whether they are major or minor, we make decisions all the time. We may decide on what to wear, where to eat, and what to buy. 10/2004
Scripture: Joel 3:14 Romans 3:23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,022
Thomas Cash avatar
Joel: The day of the Lord comes!
Shared by: Thomas Cash on Jan, 2013
Summary: Why did any of the prophets even bother warning people? They did so for the same reason God gives us the gift of time: so that everyone has the opportunity to repent and come back to God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Views: 1,299
Gary Stebbins avatar
The Lord Dwells in Zion
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Sep, 2011
Summary: This brief study of Joel is intended to awaken the church to an understanding of prophetic literature and to prepare our hearts for the day in which we live (adapted from Joel Rosenberg’s Epicenter conference and Mike Bickle’s series on Joel).
Series: Joel Part 7
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joel 3:1-21
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 837
Daniel Habben avatar
What Awaits YOU In Decision Valley?
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Aug, 2011
Summary: What Awaits YOU In Decision Valley? Dismay? Delight?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:9-16
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,165
Gary Stebbins avatar
Source of Trouble
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Aug, 2011
Summary: This brief study of Joel is intended to awaken the church to an understanding of prophetic literature and to prepare our hearts for the day in which we live (adapted from Joel Rosenberg’s Epicenter conference and Mike Bickle’s series on Joel.)
Series: Joel Part 2
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 440
Paul Barreca avatar
A Christian Response to Israel and the Jewish People
Shared by: Paul Barreca on May, 2011
Summary: Many Christians are abandoning their support for Israel. Christians are instructed to support Israel and pray for peace in that country.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joel 3:1-3
Views: 1,554
Patrick Nix avatar
Hope in the Last Days
Shared by: Patrick Nix on Oct, 2010
Summary: People don’t wear parachutes because they are comfortable, they wear them for security. So many Christians today have ditched their parachute because it didn’t bring them happiness on the flight of life. God is not near as interested in pacifying or pleas
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,133
Jerry Watts avatar
The Final Chapter - #5
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Mar, 2010
Summary: What does the endtime judgment look like? See God's judgment and justice come to fruition.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,323
Ken Hubbard avatar
Sons of Thunder
Shared by: Ken Hubbard on Feb, 2010
Summary: A message explaining the warrior-like qualities of men and how the church can reach them with the Gospel.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joel 3:9
Views: 1,319
Rodney Fry avatar
Joel - The Day Of The Lord (2:28 - 3:21) Part 2 of 2
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Oct, 2009
Summary: we shall complete our survey of Joel by reading 2:28-3:21... a. With attention to the prophetic element of this passage b. Offering comments concerning its interpretation
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Joel 2:28-3:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,651
Pat Damiani avatar
A Call To Serve
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2009
Summary: Joel’s Day of the Lord prophecy reminds us that we are called by God to make disciples while we wait for that day to come to its ultimate consummation.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joel 2:28-3:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,124
Pat Damiani avatar
Joel's Day of the Lord
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Jul, 2009
Summary: An introduction to Joel’s description of the "Day of the Lord".
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,072
Daniel Habben avatar
A Divine D-Day Is Coming
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jul, 2008
Summary: A Divine D-Day Is Coming 1) Destruction for unbelievers 2) Deliverance for believers
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joel 3:12-16
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 731
Joe Rowland avatar
Its Decision Time
Shared by: Joe Rowland on Mar, 2008
Summary: Our marriage to our spouse ought to compare with our marriage to Christ. The Bridegroom (Jesus) is coming back for the bride. (Church) It is time to make our decisions while were in the valley of decision.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:9-18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,309
 Aarron Ellerman avatar
We Are Blessed
Shared by: Aarron Ellerman on Jan, 2008
Summary: Our blessings from God are so much more than merely our material possesions
Series: Book of Joel
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:17-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,527
 Aarron Ellerman avatar
God's Final Judgment
Shared by: Aarron Ellerman on Jan, 2008
Summary: God has the final judgment in all matters for all people.
Series: Book of Joel
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,248
Vance Elzinga avatar
The Truth About Judgment
Shared by: Vance Elzinga on Jun, 2007
Summary: How is seeing God as judge good and life-giving, and what does it mean for us to "rend our hearts"?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 448
Scott Bradford avatar
Superman Theology
Shared by: Scott Bradford on Jan, 2007
Summary: This sermon is a Baccaluerate or Confirmation message to challenge Graduates (and others) when they are in the Valley of Decisions.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:9-16
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,419
Ken Mowery avatar
The Day Of The Lord
Shared by: Ken Mowery on Dec, 2006
Summary: Judgment and mercy of God.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,544
Raphiel Manenge avatar
Decision!
Shared by: Raphiel Manenge on Nov, 2005
Summary: Decision is an important thing in life.Life is all about decisions of life or death,good or evil.How & how long you take your decision dertemines you life.Make wise and quick decision for life!
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:14-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,303
Dorothy Napier avatar
THE VALLEY OF DECISION
Shared by: Dorothy Napier on Nov, 2004
Summary: lIfE IS FILLED WITH CHOICES, CHOICES THAT AFFECT US EVERY DAY, IN EVERYTHING WE DO. OUR CHOICES NOT ONLY AFFECT US BUT OTHERS AS WELL.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:2-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,072
Dean Morgan avatar
Mobilized For Mission
Shared by: Dean Morgan on Sep, 2004
Summary: In case you haven’t realized it already we are engaged in a war. We are fighting for the souls of our children, our spouses, our neighbors, our fellow workers, our friends, and even our own souls.
based on 40 ratings
Scripture: Joel 3:9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,072