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Joel 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:1 - The word of the LORD that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel:

An Invasion of Locusts

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:2 - Hear this, you elders;
give ear, all inhabitants of the land!
Has such a thing happened in your days,
or in the days of your fathers?

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:3 - Tell your children of it,
and let your children tell their children,
and their children to another generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:4 - What the cutting locust left,
the swarming locust has eaten.
What the swarming locust left,
the hopping locust has eaten,
and what the hopping locust left,
the destroying locust has eaten.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:5 - Awake, you drunkards, and weep,
and wail, all you drinkers of wine,
because of the sweet wine,
for it is cut off from your mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:6 - For a nation has come up against my land,
powerful and beyond number;
its teeth are lions’ teeth,
and it has the fangs of a lioness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:7 - It has laid waste my vine
and splintered my fig tree;
it has stripped off their bark and thrown it down;
their branches are made white.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:8 - Lament like a virgin[fn] wearing sackcloth
for the bridegroom of her youth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:9 - The grain offering and the drink offering are cut off
from the house of the LORD.
The priests mourn,
the ministers of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:10 - The fields are destroyed,
the ground mourns,
because the grain is destroyed,
the wine dries up,
the oil languishes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:11 - Be ashamed,[fn] O tillers of the soil;
wail, O vinedressers,
for the wheat and the barley,
because the harvest of the field has perished.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:12 - The vine dries up;
the fig tree languishes.
Pomegranate, palm, and apple,
all the trees of the field are dried up,
and gladness dries up
from the children of man.

A Call to Repentance

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:13 - Put on sackcloth and lament, O priests;
wail, O ministers of the altar.
Go in, pass the night in sackcloth,
O ministers of my God!
Because grain offering and drink offering
are withheld from the house of your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:14 - Consecrate a fast;
call a solemn assembly.
Gather the elders
and all the inhabitants of the land
to the house of the LORD your God,
and cry out to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:15 - Alas for the day!
For the day of the LORD is near,
and as destruction from the Almighty[fn] it comes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:16 - Is not the food cut off
before our eyes,
joy and gladness
from the house of our God?

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:17 - The seed shrivels under the clods;[fn]
the storehouses are desolate;
the granaries are torn down
because the grain has dried up.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:18 - How the beasts groan!
The herds of cattle are perplexed
because there is no pasture for them;
even the flocks of sheep suffer.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:19 - To you, O LORD, I call.
For fire has devoured
the pastures of the wilderness,
and flame has burned
all the trees of the field.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:20 - Even the beasts of the field pant for you
because the water brooks are dried up,
and fire has devoured
the pastures of the wilderness.
ESV Footnotes
Or young woman
The Hebrew words for dry up and be ashamed in verses 10-12, 17 sound alike
Destruction sounds like the Hebrew for Almighty
The meaning of the Hebrew line is uncertain
Or are made desolate
ESV

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