1313Put on sackcloth and lament, 14O priests; 15wail, O ministers of the altar. Go in, 16pass the night in sackcloth, 17O ministers of my God! 18Because grain offering and drink offering are withheld from the house of your God.
1419Consecrate a fast; 20call a solemn assembly. Gather 21the elders and 22all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
Alas for the day! 23For the day of the LORD is near, and as destruction from the Almightyc it comes.
Is not the food cut off before our eyes, 24joy and gladness from the house of our God?
1725The seed shrivels under the clods;d the storehouses are desolate; the granaries are torn down because 26the grain has dried up.
How 27the beasts groan! The herds of cattle are perplexed because there is no pasture for them; even the flocks of sheep suffer.e