He hath laid my vinewaste, and barkeda my fig tree: he hath made it cleanbare , and cast it away ; the branches thereof are made white .
8Lament like a virgingirded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.9
The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD'Sministers , mourn .
The field is wasted , the landmourneth ; for the corn is wasted : the new wine is dried up , the oillanguisheth .
Be ye ashamed , O ye husbandmen;howl , O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished .
The vine is dried up , and the fig treelanguisheth ; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered : because joy is withered away from the sons of men.13Gird yourselves, and lament , ye priests:howl , ye ministers of the altar:come , lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.14Sanctify ye a fast,call a solemn assembly,gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,15Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come .
Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?17
The seedb is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate , the barns are broken down ; for the corn is withered .
How do the beastsgroan ! the herds of cattle are perplexed , because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate .