Joel 1:10-20 NIV

10 The fields are ruined, the ground is dried upa;1 the grain is destroyed, the new wine2 is dried up, the oil fails.3

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    • d 1:10 - Or "ground mourns"
      11 Despair, you farmers,4 wail, you vine growers; grieve for the wheat and the barley,5 because the harvest of the field is destroyed.6

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      12 The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered;7 the pomegranate,8 the palm and the apple tree-- all the trees of the field--are dried up.9 Surely the joy of mankind is withered away.

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      A Call to Repentance

      13 Put on sackcloth,10 O priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister11 before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings12 are withheld from the house of your God.

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      14 Declare a holy fast;13 call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land14 to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out15 to the LORD.16

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      15 Alas for that17 day! For the day of the LORD 18 is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.b19

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      16 Has not the food been cut off20 before our very eyes-- joy and gladness21 from the house of our God?22

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      17 The seeds are shriveled beneath the clods.c23 The storehouses are in ruins, the granaries have been broken down, for the grain has dried up.

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        • f 1:17 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
          18 How the cattle moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture;24 even the flocks of sheep are suffering.25

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          19 To you, O LORD, I call,26 for fire27 has devoured the open pastures28 and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

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          20 Even the wild animals pant for you;29 the streams of water have dried up30 and fire has devoured the open pastures.31

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