Put on sackcloth,1 O priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister2 before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings3 are withheld from the house of your God.
Declare a holy fast;4 call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land5 to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out6 to the LORD.715
Alas for that8 day! For the day of the LORD 9 is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.a1016
Has not the food been cut off11 before our very eyes-- joy and gladness12 from the house of our God?13