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Behold, I will rouse them up from the place where you have sold them, and will return your repayment on your own head; Bible

“and will return your repayment.” It is important to notice that the Bible does not say it is the Jews who return to take revenge on those who have sold them. Joel 3:7 speaks of two different actions. God will “rouse” His people, and the verb can mean rouse, stir up, or awaken. Some of God’s people were “roused, stirred up” historically, and went back to Israel, for example, Alexander the Great let many Jews return to Israel. Other Jews died in captivity but will be “awakened” at the resurrection and return to the land of Israel (see commentary on Jer. 32:37).


Commentary for: Joel 3:7