Joel 3:7 KJV
Behold, I will raise them out of the place
whither ye have sold them,
and will return your recompence
upon your own head
That is, I will rouse them.
Neither sea nor distance will prevent God to bring them back.
Alexander, and his successors, restored to liberty many Jews in bondage in Greece [JOSEPHUS, Antiquities, 13.5; Wars of the Jews, 9.2].
I will return your recompence upon your own head.
Tire and Sidon as well as the borders (i.e. the regions) of Palestine are admonished not to avenge themselves (Joel 3:4). Do they think they may feel offended? The Lord (Joel 3:5,6) has a lot to say against them!
Great is their guilt, their evil, their iniquity before Him.
And the Lord also returns to that, just as He returns to what He once promised.
What have the nations done to His people?
He will return their retribution on their heads: they will know what the did!
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