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Joel 3:5

    Joel 3:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly precious things,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For you have taken my silver and my gold, putting in the houses of your gods my beautiful and pleasing things.

    Webster's Revision

    Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly precious things,

    World English Bible

    Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my finest treasures into your temples,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Forasmuch as ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things;

    Clarke's Commentary on Joel 3:5

    Ye have taken my silver and my gold - The Chaldeans had spoiled the temple, and carried away the sacred vessels, and put them in the temple of their own god in Babylon.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 3:5

    Ye have taken My silver and My gold - Not the silver and gold of the temple, (as some have thought.) At least, up to the prophet's time, they had not done this. For the inroad of the Philistines in the reign of Jehoram was, apparently, a mere marauding expedition, in which they killed and plundered, but are not said to have besieged or taken any city, much less Jerusalem. God calls "the silver and gold" which He, through His Providence, had bestowed on Judah, "My" gold and silver; as He said by Hosea Hos 2:8.

    "She knew not that I multiplied her silver and gold, whereof she made Baal;" and by Haggai, "The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, saith the Lord of Hosts" Haggai 2:8. For they were His people, and what they had, they held of Him; and the Philistines too so accounted it, and dedicated a part of it to their idols, as they had the ark formerly, accounting the victory over God's people to be the triumph of their idols over God.

    Wesley's Notes on Joel 3:5

    3:5 Taken - Either as part of the spoil, or as part of your pay. My silver - Silver and gold vessels dedicated to my service.
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