Joel 1:13-20 NIV

A Call to Lamentation

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

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

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

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16 Has not the food been cut off before our very eyes— joy and gladness from the house of our God?

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

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    • d 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; even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

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      19 To you, LORD, I call, for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

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      20 Even the wild animals pant for you; the streams of water have dried up and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.

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