Joel 3:3

“And they haue cast lots for my people, and haue giuen a boy for a harlot, and solde a girle for wine, that they might drinke.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
- King James Version

"They have also cast lots for My people, Traded a boy for a harlot And sold a girl for wine that they may drink.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they have put the fate of my people to the decision of chance: giving a boy for the price of a loose woman and a girl for a drink of wine.
- Basic English Bible

and they have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, and have drunk [it].
- Darby Bible

And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
- Webster's Bible

and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a prostitute, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
- World English Bible

And for My people they do cast a lot, And they give the young man for an harlot, And the young woman have sold for wine, That they may drink.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:3) And they have cast lots for My people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, and have drunk.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joel 3:3


3:3 Cast lots - It was customary with conquerors to divide the captives by lot, and so did these enemies of the Jews.


Discussion for Joel 3

  • Sara
    Joel 3:3 is clearly talking about little drag boys like Desmond is amazing and selling little girls that is the human sex trafficking going on at our ports and southern border here in america. This is my second time reading this verse and it just sticks out so much to me. This word is true and always will be. Jesus bless you all
  • Martha
    Derek prince the evangelist he read Joel 3 and got his healing. He read Isaiah 61 as well
  • Patty Tozi
    The Righteous man walks in his integrity. His children are blessed after him. PROVERBS 20:7. One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, make me the kind of man my daddy is. Later that night, the father prayed-- Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be:AMEN
  • Jackie
    I think that if we humble our self and seek the Lord he will turn America around !!!!
  • DAVID TAYLOR
    JUDGEMENT IS COMING ON AMERICA,YOU CAN'T DO THE THINGS IT IS DOING AND EXPECT GOD TO BLESS,WE REALLY IN TURN SHOULD ALL BE PRAYING ..GOD HAVE MERCY ON AMERICA
  • Saved by Grace; HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!
    AMEN; HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!

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