The judgment of Christ upon the nations — the judgment upon the living
For indeed, in those days and at that time
When I aturn
the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will 1agather
all the nations
And will bring them down to the bvalley
And I will enter into 3judgment
with them there
Because of My people and My inheritance Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations.
And they have divided My land
And have cast lots for My people;
And they have given a boy for a prostitute
And sold a girl for wine to drink.
Indeed then, what are you to Me, Tyre and Sidon
And all the regions of Philistia?
Will you repay Me with a recompense?
But if you recompense Me,
I will return your recompense upon your own head.
In that you have taken My silver and My gold,
And have brought My fine precious things into your temples,
And have sold to the children of the 1Javanim
The children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem,
In order to remove them
Far from their borders;
I will rouse them out of the place
To which you have sold them,
And will return your recompense upon your own head.
And I will sell your sons and your daughters
Into the hand of the children of Judah,
And they will sell them to the Sabeans,
To a nation that is far off,
For Jehovah has spoken.
Proclaim this among the anations
Prepare the battle; bRouse
the mighty men;
Let all the men of battle
Draw near; let them go up.
Beat your aplowshares
And your pruning knives into spears;
Let the weak say,
I am mighty.
Hurry and come,
All you surrounding nations,
And be gathered.
There cause Your 1mighty
ones to adescend
, O Jehovah!
Let the nations rouse themselves and come up
To the avalley
For there I will sit to judge
All the surrounding bnations
Send forth the asickle
For the harvest is ripe;
For the bwinepress
The wine vats overflow,
For their evil is great.
In the valley of decision;
For the aday
of Jehovah has drawn near
In the valley of decision.
and the moon grow dark,
And the stars withdraw their shining.
The victory of Christ over the nations and His reign among Israel
Jehovah will roar from Zion,
And from Jerusalem He will utter His voice,
And the heavens and the earth will shake.
But Jehovah will be a 1bshelter
to His people
And a stronghold to the children of Israel.
Thus you will know that I am Jehovah your God, aDwelling
in Zion, My bholy
And Jerusalem will be holy,
And strangers will pass through her no longer.
And in that day 1The
mountains will drop down afresh
And the hills will bflow
And all the waterways of Judah
Will flow with water,
And a 2cfountain
will go forth from the house of Jehovah,
And it will water the valley of Shittim.
will be a desolation,
will be a desolate wilderness,
Because of the violence against the children of Judah,
In that they have shed innocent blood in their land.
But Judah will abide forever,
And Jerusalem, from generation to generation;
And I will acquit them of their bloodshed that I had not acquitted them of,
For Jehovah adwells