And There You Have It

Proclaim this among the nations. Prepare for war! Rouse the champions! All you troops, advance, march!  Hammer your ploughshares into swords, your bill-hooks into spears; let the weakling say, ‘I am tough!’  Hurry and come, all the nations around, and assemble there! (Yahweh, send down your champions!)  ‘Let the nations rouse themselves and march to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I shall sit in judgement on all the nations around.  Ply the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; come and tread, for the winepress is full; the vats are overflowing, so great is their wickedness!’  Multitude on multitude in the Valley of Decision! For the Day of Yahweh is near in the Valley of the Verdict!   (Joel 4:9-14)