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I. The introductory word 1:1
Joel 1 :1 1:1 The word of Jehovah which came to 1Joel the son of Pethuel.
II. The plague of the locusts (the nations) 1:2—2:11
Joel 1 :2 1:2 1Hear this, you elders,
And give heed, all you inhabitants of the land.
Has this ever ever in your days,
Or even in the days of your fathers?
Joel 1 :3 1:3 Tell your children about it,
And let your children tell their children,
And let their children tell the next generation.
Joel 1 :4 1:4 What the 1cutting alocust has left, the swarming locust has eaten;
And what the swarming locust has left, the licking locust has eaten;
And what the licking locust has left, the consuming locust has eaten.
Joel 1 :5 1:5 Awake, drunkards, and weep;
Howl, all you who drink wine,
Because of the fresh wine;
For it has been cut off from your mouth.
Joel 1 :6 1:6 For a 1anation has come up against My land,
Mighty and without number;
Its bteeth are the teeth of a lion,
And it has the cutting teeth of a lioness.
Joel 1 :7 1:7 It has made My avine a desolation,
And My bfig tree a heap of splinters.
It has stripped it bare and cast it away;
Its branches are white.
Joel 1 :8 1:8 Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth
Over the husband of her youth.
Joel 1 :9 1:9 The ameal offering and the drink offering are cut off
From the house of Jehovah;
The priests, the ministers of Jehovah, mourn.
Joel 1 :10 1:10 The field is a waste;
The land mourns,
For the grain is a waste;
The new wine is dried up;
The fresh oil languishes.
Joel 1 :11 1:11 Be ashamed, O farmers;
Howl, O vinedressers,
For the wheat and for the barley,
Because the harvest of the field has perished.
Joel 1 :12 1:12 The vine is dried up,
And the fig tree languishes,
The pomegranate and the palm and the apple tree —
All the trees of the field are dried up;
Indeed gladness has withered away
From the children of men.
Joel 1 :13 1:13 Gird yourselves and lament, O priests;
Howl, O ministers of the altar.
Come, pass the night in asackcloth,
O ministers of my God.
For the meal offering and the drink offering
Are held back from the house of your God.
Joel 1 :14 1:14 Sanctify a afast;
Call a solemn assembly;
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the land
To the house of Jehovah your God;
And cry unto Jehovah.
Joel 1 :15 1:15 Alas for the day!
For the 1aday of Jehovah has drawn near,
And as the destruction from the Almighty it will come.
Joel 1 :16 1:16 Is not our food
Cut off before our eyes,
Joy and exultation
From the house of our God?
Joel 1 :17 1:17 The seeds have shriveled
Under their 1clods;
The storehouses have been desolated;
The barns have been torn down;
For the grain is dried up.
Joel 1 :18 1:18 How the beasts groan!
The herds of cattle are confused,
For they have no pasture;
The flocks of sheep also suffer punishment.
Joel 1 :19 1:19 To You, O Jehovah, I cry out;
For afire has devoured
The pastures of the wilderness,
And the flame has set ablaze
All the trees of the field.
Joel 1 :20 1:20 The beasts of the field also
Cry to You,
For the waterways
Are dried up,
And fire has devoured
The pastures of the wilderness.
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