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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1God's judgments against the enemies of his people.
9God will be known in his judgment.
18His blessing upon the church.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,


in those
2:29; Daniel 12:1; Zephaniah 3:19,20
when
Deuteronomy 30:3; 2 Chronicles 6:37,38; Psalms 14:7; 85:1; Isaiah 11:11-16; Jeremiah 16:15; 23:3-8; Jeremiah 29:14; 30:3,18; Ezekiel 16:53; 37:21,22; 38:14-18; 39:25,28,29; Amos 9:14

Verse 2
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
also
Zephaniah 3:8; Zechariah 14:2-4; Revelation 16:14,16; 19:19-21; 20:8
the valley
12; 2 Chronicles 20:26; Ezekiel 39:11; Zechariah 14:4
will plead
Isaiah 66:16; Ezekiel 38:22; Amos 1:11; Obadiah 1:10-16; Zechariah 12:3,4; Revelation 11:18; 16:6; Revelation 18:20,21
and parted
Jeremiah 12:14; 49:1; Ezekiel 25:8; 35:10; Zephaniah 2:8-10

Verse 3
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.
2 Chronicles 28:8,9; Amos 2:6; Obadiah 1:11; Nahum 3:10; Revelation 18:13

Verse 4
Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;
and what
Judges 11:12; 2 Chronicles 21:16; 28:17,18; Acts 9:4
O Tyre
Amos 1:6-10,12-14; Zechariah 9:2-8
will ye
Ezekiel 25:12-17
swiftly
Deuteronomy 32:35; Isaiah 34:8; 59:18; Jeremiah 51:6; Luke 18:7; 2 Thessalonians 1:6

Verse 5
Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:
ye
2 Kings 12:18; 16:8; 18:15,16; 24:13; 25:13-17; Jeremiah 50:28; 51:11; Daniel 5:2,3
into
1 Samuel 5:2-5
pleasant
Heb. desirable.
Daniel 11:38

Verse 6
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.
have ye
3,8; Deuteronomy 28:32,68; Ezekiel 27:13
Grecians
Heb. sons of the Grecians.

Verse 7
Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:
I will
Isaiah 11:12; 43:5,6; 49:12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:10,16; 31:8; 32:37; Ezekiel 34:12,13; 36:24; 38:8; Zechariah 10:6-10
and will
4; Judges 1:7; 1 Samuel 15:33; Esther 7:10; Matthew 7:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:6; James 2:13; Revelation 13:10; Revelation 16:6; 19:2

Verse 8
And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
I will
Deuteronomy 32:30; Judges 2:14; 4:2,9
your sons
Isaiah 14:1,2; 60:14
Sabeans
Job 1:15; Ezekiel 23:42
far off
Jeremiah 6:20

Verse 9
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:
Proclaim
Psalms 96:10; Isaiah 34:1; Jeremiah 31:10; 50:2
Prepare
Heb sanctify.
Ezekiel 21:21,22
wake
Isaiah 8:9,10; Jeremiah 46:3,4; Ezekiel 38:7

Verse 10
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
your plowshares
Isaiah 2:4; Micah 4:3; Luke 22:36
pruninghooks
or, scythes. let.
2 Chronicles 25:8; Zechariah 12:8

Verse 11
Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
Assemble
2; Ezekiel 38:9-18; Micah 4:12; Zephaniah 3:8; Zechariah 14:2,3; Revelation 16:14-16; 19:19,20; Revelation 20:8,9
cause, etc
or, the Lord shall bring down thy mighty ones. mighty.
Psalms 103:20; Isaiah 10:34; 13:3; 37:36; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:14

Verse 12
Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
valley
2,14; 2 Chronicles 20:26; Ezekiel 39:11; Zechariah 14:4; Psalms 2:8,9; 7:6; 76:8,9; 96:13; 98:9; 110:5,6; Isaiah 2:4; 3:13; Ezekiel 30:3; Micah 4:3; Revelation 19:11

Verse 13
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
the sickle
Deuteronomy 16:9; Mark 4:29; Revelation 14:15,16
the harvest
Jeremiah 51:33; Hosea 6:11; Matthew 13:39
for the press
Isaiah 63:3; Lamentations 1:15; Revelation 14:17-20
for their
Genesis 13:13; 15:16; 18:20

Verse 14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
multitudes
2; Isaiah 34:2-8; 63:1-7; Ezekiel 38:8-23; 39:8-20; Revelation 16:14-16; 19:19-21
decision
or, concision.
Philippians 3:2
or, threshing
for.
2:1; Psalms 37:13; 2 Peter 3:7

Verse 15
The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
2:10,31; Isaiah 13:10; Matthew 24:29; Luke 21:25,26; Revelation 6:12,13

Verse 16
The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
roar
2:11; Isaiah 42:13; Jeremiah 25:30,31; Hosea 11:10; Amos 1:2; 3:8
and the heavens
2:10; Ezekiel 38:19; Haggai 2:6; Hebrews 12:26; Revelation 11:13,19; 16:18
hope
Heb. place of repair, or, harbour.
Psalms 18:2; 46:1-11; 61:3; 91:1,2; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 33:16,21; 51:5,6,16
and the strength
1 Samuel 15:29; Psalms 29:11; Zechariah 10:6,12; 12:5-8

Verse 17
So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
shall ye
21; 2:27; Psalms 9:11; 76:2; Isaiah 12:6; Ezekiel 48:35; Micah 4:7; Zephaniah 3:14-16
my
Daniel 11:45; Obadiah 1:16; Zechariah 8:3
Jerusalem
Isaiah 4:3; Jeremiah 31:23; Ezekiel 43:12; Obadiah 1:17; Zechariah 14:20
holy
Heb. holiness. there.
Isaiah 35:8; 52:1; Nahum 1:15; Zechariah 14:21; Revelation 21:27

Verse 18
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
the mountains
Job 29:6; Isaiah 55:12,13; Amos 9:13,14
and all
Isaiah 30:25; 35:6; 41:17,18
flow
Heb. go. and a.
Psalms 46:4; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Zechariah 14:8; Revelation 22:1,2
the valley
Numbers 25:1; Micah 6:5

Verse 19
Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
Egypt
Isaiah 11:15; 19:1-15; Zechariah 10:10; 14:18,19
Edom
Isaiah 34:1-17; 63:1-6; Jeremiah 49:17; Lamentations 4:21; Ezekiel 25:1-17; 35:1-15; Amos 1:11,12; Obadiah 1:1,10-14; Malachi 1:3,4
for
Psalms 137:7; Jeremiah 51:35; Obadiah 1:10-16; 2 Thessalonians 1:6

Verse 20
But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
Judah
Isaiah 33:20; Ezekiel 37:25; Amos 9:15
dwell
or, abide.

Verse 21
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
will
Isaiah 4:4; Ezekiel 36:25,29; Matthew 27:25
for the Lord
or, even I the Lord that.
17; Ezekiel 48:35; Revelation 21:3


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joel 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=joe&chapter=003>.  

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