Joel 1:6-16 NIV

6 A nation has invaded my land, a mighty army without number; it has the teeth of a lion, the fangs of a lioness.

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7 It has laid waste my vines and ruined my fig trees. It has stripped off their bark and thrown it away, leaving their branches white.

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8 Mourn like a virgin in sackcloth grieving for the betrothed of her youth.

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9 Grain offerings and drink offerings are cut off from the house of the LORD. The priests are in mourning, those who minister before the LORD.

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10 The fields are ruined, the ground is dried up; the grain is destroyed, the new wine is dried up, the olive oil fails.

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11 Despair, you farmers, wail, you vine growers; grieve for the wheat and the barley, because the harvest of the field is destroyed.

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12 The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the applea tree— all the trees of the field—are dried up. Surely the people’s joy is withered away.

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    • b 1:12 - Or possibly "apricot"

      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.b

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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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