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Joel 3:16-18 Expanded Bible (EXB)

16 The Lord ·will roar like a lion from Jerusalem [L roars from Zion];
    his loud voice will thunder from ·that city [L Jerusalem],
    and the ·sky [heavens] and the earth will shake.
But the Lord will be a ·safe place [refuge] for his people,
    a ·strong place of safety [stronghold] for the ·people [L sons; T children] of Israel.

17 “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God,
    live on my holy Mount Zion.
Jerusalem will be a holy place,
    and ·strangers [foreigners] will never even go through it again [C as invaders].

A New Life Promised for Judah

18 “On that day ·wine [sweet/new wine] will drip from the mountains,
    milk will flow from the hills [C symbols of bounty and prosperity],
    and water will run through all the ·ravines [streambeds] of Judah.
A fountain will flow from the ·Temple [L house] of the Lord
    and give water to the valley of ·acacia trees [L Shittim; C perhaps a proper name; Num. 25:1].

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