Joel 1:1-7 NLT

1 The gave this message to Joel son of Pethuel.
2 Hear this, you leaders of the people. Listen, all who live in the land. In all your history, has anything like this happened before?
3 Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the 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

    • 1:4 - The precise identification of the four kinds of locusts mentioned here is uncertain.
      5 Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you wine-drinkers! All the grapes are ruined, and all your sweet wine is gone.
      6 A vast army of locustsb has invaded my land, a terrible army too numerous to count. Its teeth are like lions’ teeth, its fangs like those of a lioness.

      References for Joel 1:6

        • 1:6 - Hebrew A nation.
          7 It has destroyed my grapevines and ruined my fig trees, stripping their bark and destroying it, leaving the branches white and bare.