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Joel 3:7

    Joel 3:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, I will raise them out of the place where you have sold them, and will return your recompense on your own head:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    behold, I will stir them up out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, I will have them moved from the place where you have sent them, and will let what you have done come back on your head;

    Webster's Revision

    behold, I will stir them up out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompense upon your own head;

    World English Bible

    Behold, I will stir them up out of the place where you have sold them, and will return your repayment on your own head;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    behold, I will stir them up out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head;

    Definitions for Joel 3:7

    Whither - Where; which place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joel 3:7

    I will raise them - I shall find means to bring them back from the place whither ye have sold them, and they shall retaliate upon you the injuries they have sustained. It is said that Alexander and his successors set at liberty many Jews that had been sold into Greece. And it is likely that many returned from different lands, on the publication of the edict of Cyrus. - Newcome.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 3:7

    Behold I will raise them - If this promise relates to the same individuals who had been sold, it must have been fulfilled silently; as indeed the return of captives to their own land, unless brought about by some historical event, belongs not to history, but to private life. The prophet, however, is probably predicting God's dealings with the nations, not with those individuals. The enslaving of these Hebrews in the time of Joram was but one instance out of a whole system of covetous misdeeds. The Philistines carried away captives from them again in the time of Ahaz 2 Chronicles 28:18, and yet again subsequently Ezekiel 16:27, Ezekiel 16:57; and still more at the capture of Jerusalem Ezekiel 25:15.

    Wesley's Notes on Joel 3:7

    3:7 I will raise them - This was fulfilled when Alexander, and his successors dismissed all the Jews that were slaves in Greece, and gave them leave to return to their own country.
    Book: Joel