Joel 1:1-7 NLT

1 The LORD gave this message to Joel son of Pethuel.
2 Hear this, you leaders of the people! Everyone listen! In all your history, has anything like this ever happened before?
3 Tell your children about it in the years to come. Pass the awful story down from generation to generation.
4 After the cutting locusts finished eating the crops, the swarming locusts took what was left! After them came the hopping locusts, and then the stripping locusts, a too!

References for Joel 1:4

    • a 1:4 - The precise identification of the four kinds of locusts mentioned here is uncertain.
      5 Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! All the grapes are ruined, and all your new wine is gone!
      6 A vast army of locusts b has invaded my land. It is a terrible army, too numerous to count! Its teeth are as sharp as the teeth of lions!

      References for Joel 1:6

        • b 1:6 - Hebrew <I>A nation.</I>
          7 They have destroyed my grapevines and fig trees, stripping their bark and leaving the branches white and bare.