Proclaim a holy fast, call for a solemn assembly, gather the leaders and all who live in the land to the house of ADONAI your God, and cry out to ADONAI,
"Oh no! The Day! The Day of ADONAI is upon us! As destruction from Shaddai it is coming!
The food is cut off before our very eyes, also joy and gladness from the house of our God.
The seed-grain is rotting in its furrows; the granaries are deserted, the barns in ruins; because the grain has withered.
How the animals groan! The herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture. The flocks of sheep bear the punishment, too.
ADONAI, I cry out to you! For the fire has consumed the pastures in the desert, and the flame set ablaze all the trees in the fields.
Even the wild animals come to you, panting, because the streambeds have dried up, and fire has consumed the pastures in the desert."