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Joel’s prophecies of future calamity for Jerusalem and later restoration: Joel 1–3

When Jesus compared the people of Jerusalem to Tyre and Sidon, not only was Jeremiah’s word against the king relevant, but Joel’s prophecy against those two cities was as well:

Joel 3:4-6 What do you have against me, Tyre and Sidon and you cities of Philistia? Are you trying to take revenge on me? If you are, then watch out! I will strike swiftly and pay you back for everything you have done. You have taken my silver and gold and all my precious treasures, and have carried them off to your pagan temples. You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, so they could take them far from their homeland.

With the following consequence:

Joel 3:7-8 But I will bring [the people of Judah and Jerusalem] back from all the places to which you sold them, and I will pay you back for everything you have done. I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the people of Arabia, a nation far away. I, the Lord, have spoken!

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