The Glorious Future of Judah

Joel 3

17 g "So you shall know that I am the Lord your God,
h who dwells in Zion, i my holy mountain.
And Jerusalem shall be holy,
and j strangers shall never again pass through it.

18 "And in that day
k the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
and the hills shall flow with milk,
and l all the streambeds of Judah
shall flow with water;
m and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord
and water the Valley of n Shittim.

19 o "Egypt shall become a desolation
and p Edom a desolate wilderness,
q for the violence done to the people of Judah,
because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
20 r But Judah shall be inhabited forever,
and Jerusalem to all generations.
21 s I will avenge their blood,
blood I have not avenged, 1
h for the Lord dwells in Zion."

  1. Cross References
    Joel 2:27
    You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
    Ezekiel 6:7
    And the slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the Lord.
  2. Cross References
    Joel 3:21
    I will avenge their blood, blood I have not avenged, for the Lord dwells in Zion.
    Ezekiel 43:7
    And he said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel forever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoring and by the dead bodies of their kings at their high places.
  3. Cross References
    Joel 2:1
    Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near.
    Psalms 48:1
    Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain.
    Isaiah 65:11
    But you who forsake the Lord, who forget my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny.
    Jeremiah 31:23
    Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: "Once more they shall use these words in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I restore their fortunes: "'The Lord bless you, O habitation of righteousness, O holy hill!
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 52:1
    Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
    Nahum 1:15
    Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off.
    Zechariah 14:21
    And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holy to the Lord of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and take of them and boil the meat of the sacrifice in them. And there shall no longer be a trader in the house of the Lord of hosts on that day.
    Revelation 21:27
    But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
    Revelation 22:15
    Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
  5. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:12
    They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more.
    Amos 9:13
    Behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord, "when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 30:25
    And on every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be brooks running with water, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
  7. Cross References
    Ezekiel 47:1
    Then he brought me back to the door of the temple, and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar.
  8. Cross References
    Numbers 25:1
    While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 19:1 - 17
    An oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 34:5
    For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; behold, it descends for judgment upon Edom, upon the people I have devoted to destruction.
  11. Cross References
    Obadiah 1:10
    Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 125:1 - 2
    Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
    Ezekiel 37:25
    They shall dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children's children shall dwell there forever, and David my servant shall be their prince forever.
  13. Cross References
    Isaiah 4:4
    When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.
    Ezekiel 36:25
    I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
    Ezekiel 36:29
    And I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. And I will summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon you.
  14. Cross References
    Joel 3:17
    So you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who dwells in Zion, my holy mountain. And Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall never again pass through it.
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