12 Let the nations rouse themselves and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit in judgment upon all the neighboring nations. 13Wield the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; Come and tread, for the wine press is full; The vats overflow, for their crimes are numerous. 14 Crowds upon crowds in the Valley of Decision; For near is the day of the LORD in the Valley of Decision. 15 Sun and moon are darkened, and the stars withhold their brightness, 16 The LORD roars from Zion, and from Jerusalem raises his voice, The heavens and the earth quake, but the LORD will be a shelter for his people, a fortress for the people of Israel. A Secure Future for Judah 17 Then you will know that I the LORD am your God, dwelling on Zion, my holy mountain; Jerusalem will be holy, and strangers will never again travel through her. 18 On that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills flow with milk, All the streams of Judah will flow with water. A spring will rise from the house of the LORD, watering the Valley of Shittim. 19 Egypt will be a waste, Edom a desolate wilderness, Because of violence done to the Judahites, because they shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem for all generations. 21 I will avenge their blood, and I will not acquit the guilt. The LORD dwells in Zion.
1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 2 Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory. 11 Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!
27 As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, ”Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked! ”28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”