Joel 1:1-9 MSG

1 God's Message to Joel son of Pethuel:
2 Attention, elder statesmen! Listen closely, everyone, whoever and wherever you are! Have you ever heard of anything like this? Has anything like this ever happened before - ever?
3 Make sure you tell your children, and your children tell their children, And their children their children. Don't let this message die out.
4 What the chewing locust left, the gobbling locust ate; What the gobbling locust left, the munching locust ate; What the munching locust left, the chomping locust ate.
5 Sober up, you drunks! Get in touch with reality - and weep! Your supply of booze is cut off. You're on the wagon, like it or not.
6 My country's being invaded by an army invincible, past numbering, Teeth like those of a lion, fangs like those of a tiger.
7 It has ruined my vineyards, stripped my orchards, And clear-cut the country. The landscape's a moonscape.
8 Weep like a young virgin dressed in black, mourning the loss of her fiancé.
9 Without grain and grapes, worship has been brought to a standstill in the Sanctuary of God. The priests are at a loss. God's ministers don't know what to do.