Joel 1:2-14 NAS

2 1Hear this, O 2elders, And listen, all inhabitants of the land. 3Has anything like this happened in your days Or in your fathers' days?

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3 4Tell your sons about it, And let your sons tell their sons, And their sons the next generation.

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4 What the 5gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the 6swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the 7stripping locust has eaten.

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5 Awake, 8drunkards, and weep; And wail, all you wine drinkers, On account of the sweet wine That is 9cut off from your mouth.

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6 For a 10nation has ainvaded my land, Mighty and without number; 11Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it has the fangs of a lioness.

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    • a 1:6 - Lit "come up against"
      7 It has 12made my vine a waste And my fig tree bsplinters. It has stripped them bare and cast them away; Their branches have become white.

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        • b 1:7 - Or "a stump"
          8 13Wail like a virgin 14girded with sackcloth For the bridegroom of her youth.

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          9 The 15grain offering and the drink offering are cut off From the house of the LORD. The 16priests mourn, The ministers of the LORD.

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          10 The field is 17ruined, 18The land mourns; For the grain is ruined, The new wine dries up, Fresh oil cfails.

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            • c 1:10 - Lit "wastes away"
              11 d19Be ashamed, O farmers, Wail, O vinedressers, For the wheat and the barley; Because the 20harvest of the field is destroyed.

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                • d 1:11 - Or "The farmers are ashamed, The vinedressers wail"
                  12 The 21vine dries up And the fig tree efails; The 22pomegranate, the 23palm also, and the f24apple tree, All the trees of the field dry up. Indeed, 25rejoicing dries up From the sons of men.

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                    • e 1:12 - Lit "wastes away"
                    • f 1:12 - Or "apricot"
                      13 26Gird yourselves with sackcloth And lament, O priests; 27Wail, O ministers of the altar! Come, 28spend the night in sackcloth O ministers of my God, For the grain offering and the drink offering Are withheld from the house of your God.

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                      Starvation and Drought

                      14 29Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a 30solemn assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And 31cry out to the LORD.

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