Joel 1:14-20 NIV

14 Declare a holy fast;1 call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land2 to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out3 to the LORD.4

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15 Alas for that5 day! For the day of the LORD 6 is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.a7

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16 Has not the food been cut off8 before our very eyes-- joy and gladness9 from the house of our God?10

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17 The seeds are shriveled beneath the clods.b11 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;12 even the flocks of sheep are suffering.13

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      19 To you, O LORD, I call,14 for fire15 has devoured the open pastures16 and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

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      20 Even the wild animals pant for you;17 the streams of water have dried up18 and fire has devoured the open pastures.19

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