What a terrible day! The day of the LORD is near; it comes like chaos from the Almighty.a16
Isn't the food cut off right before our eyes? Aren't joy and gladness also gone from our God's house?
The grain shrivels under the shovels;b the barns are empty. The granaries are in ruin because the grain has dried up.
How the animals groan! Herds of cattle are in distress because there is no pasture for them; even the flocks of sheep pant.