Joel 1:1-9 CSB

1 The word of the Lord that came to Joel son of Pethuel:

A Plague of Locusts

2 Hear this, you elders; listen, all you inhabitants of the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your ancestors?

References for Joel 1:2

      3 Tell your children about it, and let your children tell their children, and their children the next generation.
      4 What the devouring locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; what the swarming locust has left, the young locust has eaten; and what the young locust has left, the destroying locust has eaten.
      5 Wake up, you drunkards, and weep; wail, all you wine drinkers, because of the sweet wine, for it has been taken from your mouth.
      6 For a nation has invaded My land, powerful and without number; its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the fangs of a lioness.a

      References for Joel 1:6

        • a 1:6 - Rv 9:7-8
          7 It has devastated My grapevine and splintered My fig tree. It has stripped off its bark and thrown it away; its branches have turned white.
          8 Grieve like a young woman dressed in sackcloth,b [mourning] for the husband of her youth.

          References for Joel 1:8

            • b 1:8 - Isa 22:12; Jr 4:8; 6:26
              9 Grain and drink offerings have been cut off from the house of the Lord; the priests, who are ministers of the Lord, mourn.c

              References for Joel 1:9

                • c 1:9 - Jl 1:13; 2:17; Hs 10:5