Joel 1:7-18 NAS

7 It has 1made my vine a waste And my fig tree asplinters. It has stripped them bare and cast them away; Their branches have become white.

References for Joel 1:7

    • b 1:7 - Or "a stump"
      8 2Wail like a virgin 3girded with sackcloth For the bridegroom of her youth.

      References for Joel 1:8

      9 The 4grain offering and the drink offering are cut off From the house of the LORD. The 5priests mourn, The ministers of the LORD.

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      10 The field is 6ruined, 7The land mourns; For the grain is ruined, The new wine dries up, Fresh oil bfails.

      References for Joel 1:10

        • c 1:10 - Lit "wastes away"
          11 c8Be ashamed, O farmers, Wail, O vinedressers, For the wheat and the barley; Because the 9harvest of the field is destroyed.

          References for Joel 1:11

            • d 1:11 - Or "The farmers are ashamed, The vinedressers wail"
              12 The 10vine dries up And the fig tree dfails; The 11pomegranate, the 12palm also, and the e13apple tree, All the trees of the field dry up. Indeed, 14rejoicing dries up From the sons of men.

              References for Joel 1:12

                • e 1:12 - Lit "wastes away"
                • f 1:12 - Or "apricot"
                  13 15Gird yourselves with sackcloth And lament, O priests; 16Wail, O ministers of the altar! Come, 17spend 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.

                  References for Joel 1:13

                  Starvation and Drought

                  14 18Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a 19solemn assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And 20cry out to the LORD.

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                  15 21Alas for the day! For the 22day of the LORD is near, And it will come as 23destruction from the fAlmighty.

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                  16 Has not 24food been cut off before our eyes, Gladness and 25joy from the house of our God?

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                  17 The g26seeds shrivel under their hclods; The storehouses are desolate, The barns are torn down, For the grain is dried up.

                  References for Joel 1:17

                    • h 1:17 - Or "dried figs"
                    • i 1:17 - Or "shovels"
                      18 How 27the beasts groan! The herds of cattle wander aimlessly Because there is no pasture for them; Even the flocks of sheep isuffer.

                      References for Joel 1:18

                        • j 1:18 - Lit "bear punishment"