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Joel 3:10

    Joel 3:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Get your plough-blades hammered into swords, and your vine-knives into spears: let the feeble say, I am strong.

    Webster's Revision

    Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

    World English Bible

    Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, 'I am strong.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

    Definitions for Joel 3:10

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 3:10

    Beat your plowshares into swords - Peace had been already promised, as a blessing of the gospel. "In His days," foretold Solomon, "shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace, so long as the moon endureth" Psalm 72:7. And another, "He maketh thy borders peace" Psalm 147:14. Peace within with God flows forth in peace with man. "Righteousness and peace kissed each other" Psalm 85:10. Where there is not rest in God, all is unrest. And so, all which was needful for life, the means of subsistence, care of health, were to be forgotten for war.

    Let the weak say, I am strong - It is one last gathering of the powers of the world against their Maker; the closing scene of man's rebellion against God. It is their one universal gathering. None, however seemingly unfit, was to be spared from this conflict; no one was to remain behind. The farmer was to forge for war the instruments of his peaceful toil; the sick was to forget his weakness and to put on a strength which he had not, and that to the uttermost. But as weakness is, in and through God, strength, so all strength out of God is weakness. Man may say, I am strong; but, against God, he remains weak as, it is said, that weak man Psalm 10:18) from the earth may no more oppress.

    Wesley's Notes on Joel 3:10

    3:10 I am strong - Put on strength and valour; let none be absent from this war.
    Book: Joel