Alas for that1 day! For the day of the LORD 2 is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.a316
Has not the food been cut off4 before our very eyes-- joy and gladness5 from the house of our God?617
The seeds are shriveled beneath the clods.b7 The storehouses are in ruins, the granaries have been broken down, for the grain has dried up.
How the cattle moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture;8 even the flocks of sheep are suffering.919
To you, O LORD, I call,10 for fire11 has devoured the open pastures12 and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.
Even the wild animals pant for you;13 the streams of water have dried up14 and fire has devoured the open pastures.15