New International Version
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!"
King James Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Darby Bible Translation
Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruning-knives into spears; let the weak say, I am strong.
World English Bible
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, 'I am strong.'
Young's Literal Translation
Beat your ploughshares to swords, And your pruning-hooks to javelins, Let the weak say, 'I am mighty.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Prepare war - Let all the enemies of God and of his people join together; let them even call all the tillers of the ground to their assistance, instead of laboring in the field; let every peasant become a soldier. Let them turn their agricultural implements into offensive weapons, so that the weak, being well armed, may confidently say, I am strong: yet, when thus collected and armed, Jehovah will bring down thy mighty ones; for so the clause in Joel 3:11 should be rendered.
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He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
"Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The LORD has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. The LORD will take vengeance, vengeance for his temple.
He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD going before them.
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