Be ye ashamed , O ye husbandmen;howl , O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished .
The vine is dried up , and the fig treelanguisheth ; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered : because joy is withered away from the sons of men.13Gird yourselves, and lament , ye priests:howl , ye ministers of the altar:come , lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.14Sanctify ye a fast,call a solemn assembly,gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,15Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come .
Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?17
The seeda is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate , the barns are broken down ; for the corn is withered .
How do the beastsgroan ! the herds of cattle are perplexed , because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate .
O LORD, to thee will I cry : for the fire hath devoured the pasturesb of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.20
The beasts of the fieldcry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up , and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.