Joel 1:13-20 NIV

A Call to Repentance

13 Put on sackcloth,1 O priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister2 before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings3 are withheld from the house of your God.

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14 Declare a holy fast;4 call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land5 to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out6 to the LORD.7

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15 Alas for that8 day! For the day of the LORD 9 is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.a10

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16 Has not the food been cut off11 before our very eyes-- joy and gladness12 from the house of our God?13

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17 The seeds are shriveled beneath the clods.b14 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;15 even the flocks of sheep are suffering.16

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      19 To you, O LORD, I call,17 for fire18 has devoured the open pastures19 and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

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      20 Even the wild animals pant for you;20 the streams of water have dried up21 and fire has devoured the open pastures.22

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